Land Observations – Return to Ravenna

Listening to Land Observations (aka multi-instrumentalist James Brooks) is akin to watching pictures of landscapes in a cinema. It may seem boring at first, but then you get that there’s a lot of beauty and it makes sense. Return to …

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FYFE – For You

I’ve said it many times, I like pop music. However it has to be intelligent, not the throwaway stuff that’s fashionable for a couple of months and then is replaced by something new. There are some pop artists which manage …

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Speedy Ortiz – Bigger Party

Lately stoner channel Adult Swim have been roping in cool bands/artists to record singles for them – Tim Hecker , Giorgio Moroder (yup the I feel love guy) and Machinedrum, to name a few, but now they got Speedy Ortiz …

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Fox and Fowl – Jungle Punch

Ever since I was a kid I was instantly lured by songs which had a vague calypso, tropical vibe. I literally used to dance to Harry Belafonte and Paul Simon till my legs ached. Give me a steel drum and …

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Spookyland – Rock and Roll Weakling

Wow! 10 seconds into Spookyland’s Rock and Roll Weakling and I’m totally hooked. This guy has it all; a weird as hell yowl of a voice and a tune which just punches you in the gut and knocks you flat. …

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The Tins – Let It Go

Whenever I hear a ‘the’ band, I do cringe a little bit inside, and I remember the avalanche of prefix laden groups in the swaddling years of the 00′s. But you know how it is, you gotta buck up and …

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alt-J – Left Hand Free

The mighty alt-J are back with a second album, and the teaser track, the Miley Cyrus sampling Hunger of the Pine stained a lot of trousers. The band must have been ecstatic over this so they’ve released another track. Left …

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The Cambodian Space Project – Here Comes the Rain

At times I get very pissed off. If I had to list everything which annoys me I’d probably have to start my own blog, but one thing which bugs me a lot is how western media virtually ignores music that …

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Big Deal – Always Boys

One of the perks of reviewing is watching bands from the beginning and seeing them develop. It’s kind of like watching kids grow. Take Big Deal … Rewind a couple of years and Big Deal were just a duo who …

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Cloud Boat – Hallow

It seems that British folk duo Cloud Boat have been doing well lately. After a pretty strong debut the band have already recorded their second album, and Hallow is the teaser track. Cloud Boat have always managed to create an …

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