I am Snow Angel – Walking on Wires

The first thing that will strike you when listening to Walking on Wires is the beat. In fact I like it when tracks open with a deep bass rumble and just develop from there onwards. By the end of the …

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Live Footage – Goin’ Somewhere

I guess it’s my generation or something, but since I was brought up watching a lot of great music videos during my musically formative years, a video which catches my eye will always deserve some space in this blog. Live …

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Paul White – Running on a Rainy Day

Paul White is primarily known as a hip hop producer. His most notable work has been on Danny Brown’s breakthrough XXX. Anyhoo … White is expanding his repertoire and is creating his own music on legendary label R & S, …

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18+ – All the Time

Don’t be fooled by the risque-sounding moniker, there’s nothing really that’s rated R over here – its more like sly references rather than explicit shock. What you do get is breathy vocals over a backdrop of deep bass and clicking …

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Hanni El Khatib – Moonlight

Hanni El Khatib (honestly I’m stating to think that’s his real name!) is known for his atonal guitar, screaming and rough two minute blasts. Not anymore. Moonlight displays a change of direction for Hanni El Khatib. For starters there’s a …

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Southern – Cool Kid

Southern’s Cool Kid doesn’t have any tricks or frills. This is just a catchy guitar pop song that will make you move and smile, and then after the three minute buzz is over you listen to it again and again …

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September Girls – Black Oil

After releasing a rough and dirty debut earlier this year, Ireland’s September Girls are back with an EP of fresh new recordings. Whilst most reverb drenched bands shed all the noisy tendencies by their second offering, SG decided to amp …

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Blur: an album retrospective: Part 8 – Various Singles

Blur are no stranger to one off singles. Their first one was the punky Popscene, and over the years they’ve released a small handful, ranging from the Can inspired Music is my Radar to the rather tepid Don’t Bomb when …

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Blur: an album retrospective: Part 7 – Think Tank (2003)

Blur’s career has always been rather chequered. Their bustups have been well documented, but during the Think Tank period Blur were at a very particularly strange standpoint. For starters, between the years 1999 to 2003, Damon Albarn launched his successful …

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Blur: an album retrospective: Part 6 – 13 (1999)

There was always something weird about Blur. Even with the famous life trilogy, you could tell that this band were capable of creating strange sounds but were holding back. Sure, 1997′s self-titled fifth album had some traces of strange, but …

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