Tag : Alex Fowler

Untitled Unmastered by Kendrick Lamar

3 years ago / 0 comments

Since this surprise album stopped the world in its tracks on Thursday night, arguments have raged as to whether this is a follow-up to To Pimp A Butterfly, or simply a compilation of cuts that didn’t make it onto last year’s album. I’m not sure it matters. Regardless of when … Read More

In The Middle with alt-J

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The Gryphon chats to alt-J’s Gus Unger-Hamilton about going from St Mark’s residences and Ash Grove to headlining this year’s Latitude Festival.   alt-J aren’t a band that you can easily visualise chowing down on a greasy all-day breakfast from Poppina’s – but that was once their everyday lives. Made … Read More

In The Middle with MXI

4 years ago / 0 comments

Blessed by an abundance of talent in the local area, In The Middle has set its sights on uncovering some of the finest unsigned and small-label artists in Yorkshire and beyond, in a showcase of the acts we’re looking forward to seeing grow over the next few years. Linton Nugent … Read More

Neil Young’s ‘Storytone’ Album Review

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If all music could sound as crystal clear as this, it makes you wonder whether Young’s Pono portable music player was such a ridiculous idea. For Storytone, Young recruited a John Williams sized orchestra – 92 musicians to be exact. Anyone who knows Young might think there would be a … Read More

Bryan Ferry ‘Avonmore’ Album Review

4 years ago / 0 comments

I’ve always thought Bryan Ferry’s music sounds like the score of the Miami vice TV show. The brooding ‘Loop de Li’ with its snippets of saxophone and funk guitars and the action-film lyrics of “I’m a soldier of fortune/An ambassador of pain” on ‘Soldier of Fortune’ could fit right in … Read More

Parkay Quarts Album Review

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Touted as an “in-between-albums-album”, Content Nausea is the work of Andrew Savage and Austin Brown of Parquet Courts. Parkay Quarts isn’t a side-project to extol some demons that wouldn’t fly in the band, but more of a passing of the time for two members. There has been no dramatic falling … Read More

In The Middle with Eagulls

4 years ago / 0 comments

George Mitchell, lead singer of Leeds post-punks Eagulls, is a busy guy. After releasing their debut album, touring America and doing a summer of Festivals, you’d forgive the band for wanting to take a break. Yet just a month before they head off on another tour of the UK, he’s … Read More

Music | Mercury Prize Nominees – The Rundown

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Last year, James Blake swept up the Barclaycard Mercury Prize with his hauntingly beautiful album, Overgrown. In preparation for the 2014 awards show,  In The Middle scrutinise this year’s nominees and their chances of taking centre stage at the Roundhouse on 29th October 2014.   Royal Blood – s/t: No band in … Read More