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Grimes @ O2 Academy 7/3/16

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After a whirlwind end to 2015 which culminated in the fantastic Art Angels, included in many publications’ top albums of the year lists, it’s fair to say that expectations were high for Claire Boucher (aka Grimes) in Leeds. Support act HANA tantalises with an accomplished set – her ghostly synths … Read More

HYMNS by Bloc Party

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Let’s get one thing out of the way: this isn’t the same Bloc Party as years passed. Not only have two original members left the band – drummer Matt Tong and bassist Gordon Moakes – but musically there’s a lack of anything similar to Silent Alarm. Infact, it’s pretty apparent from … Read More

Get Up by Bryan Adams

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Washed-up rockers come around every so often, and they’re usually called Bono. There are pros and cons to Bryan Adams’s Get Up – it’s just a shame that the fact it’s not being performed by a dodgy Irish bloke in funny sunglasses is probably its best point. There’s something oddly … Read More

Fool’s Gold?

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From The Stone Roses to Busted to Fuzzbox, it seems like every band from eras past have announced that they are re-uniting in the past weeks causing millions of music fans to clamber onto the nostalgia bus. Are they bringing their music to a new generation or simply milking the … Read More

Are You Alone? by Majical Cloudz

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Majical Cloudz, the project of Canadian electronic indie-pop maestro Devon Welsh, have released their third studio album off the back of the critical success of 2013’s visceral Impersonator. Where the previous LP revelled in creating expansive soundscapes through interweaving vocals and swollen synths, Are You Alone? condenses itself into a … Read More

Loscil ‘Sea Island’ Album Review

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Being successful making ambient music is tricky. There are no real catchy hooks, there isn’t much – if anything – to sing along to, and it’s often difficult to differentiate artists by sound alone. Vancouver-based multi-instrumental electronic soundscape extraordinaire Scott Morgan, having gone by the project name Loscil since the … Read More

Superfood ‘Don’t Say That’ Album Review

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Having stemmed from the same neck of the woods as other alternative rock outfits Peace and Swim Deep, Superfood have a lot to live up to with their debut album. Don’t Say That brings some fuzzy guitars, drawling vocals and a general fascination with laziness, as well as some pretty … Read More

Music | Crystal Castles announce split

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Three critically acclaimed albums, years of notoriously storming live shows and arguably pioneers of the two-piece electronic act riding the internet hype train – Crystal Castles has definitely ended on a high. Alice Glass tweeted on Wednesday that she was ‘leaving Crystal Castles’ and bandmate Ethan Kath out of absolutely … Read More

Music | The Horrors @ The Leadmill 30/09

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Luminous showed signs of a notoriously eclectic band finally discovering a sound that they’d like to stick to – even if it was essentially Skying with a bit more distortion, which doesn’t make it poor listening anyway. Bags packed and on the train to Sheffield, then. Support act Telegram play … Read More