Monthly Archives: March 2011
Minimal drums and looped, almost percussive vocals seem to be the style du jour for many bands at the moment. Yellow Ostrich hail from New York City. The trio (including Jan Natchez, formally of Beirut) have just released an updated … Continue reading
For those who don’t know, Andrew Lansley is the Health Secretary here in the UK. He recently announced plans for sweeping reforms of the National Health Service, including handing power over to GPs (General Practitioners) and the introduction of more … Continue reading
An interview with Nate and Merrill from tUnE-yArDs, courtesy of The Other Woman.
A terrific slice of euphoric house-infused, electro/dubstep from Liverpool’s Capac. Features Kate Smith of DNA Orchestra. Available on the ‘Music Sounds Better With Huw, vol.2′ compilation. Find out more here.
Had Roxy Music formed in the late noughties, they may have sounded a little like Brighton art-rockers Pope Joan. 2010/11 has included support slots with the likes of Twin Shadow, The Fall, Fools Gold and The Vaccines. They release new … Continue reading
Unbelievable footage of Sister Rosetta Tharpe performing at Manchester’s Piccadilly station, one rainy afternoon in the early 1960s. Read a full biography here.
This South London-based collective have spent the last year ‘experimenting in their…studio’, putting together second album Stop Machine – released May 9th, through Slowfoot records. The press release describes their music as ‘electro-aquatic-kraut-afro-funk’. I prefer the term ‘jazzy’, but whatever, its pretty … Continue reading
Every so often, a record comes along that makes you want to kiss the nearest religious icon and thank chosen deity for blessing you with ears. Aquarium’s Key, by London-based trio Lilies on Mars, is one such record. Call it … Continue reading
A tip courtesy of Tom From Hello Thor Records. Nova Scotia’s Ryan Hemsworth is the author of the ‘A Half Warmed Fish’ blog and occasional producer of excellent, summery soul jams, like the track below. ’Good Things Can Never Last’ … Continue reading
Stream Josh T. Pearson’s wonderful album ’Last Of The Country Gentlemen’ in full, via the Independent Online. Pre-order now (released March 14).