Monthly Archives: June 2011
The spirit of collaboration is dead it seems, at least according to Matthew Parker, drummer with three-piece, experimental shoegazers Lilies On Mars. ‘A lot of bands in London are like islands’ he tells me, ‘there’s no scene, it’s hard to … Continue reading
Bouncy, tropical disco from Florida’s Holiday Shores; Spells is taken from their forthcoming album New Masses for Squaw Peak, out September 13th via TwoSyllable Records. Holiday Shores – Spells
Come June, the majority of music publications/webzines/blogs start handing out their annual ‘half-way point’ awards, seemingly in preparation for the full-on list marathon that occurs around xmas and New Year. Not wanting to be left-out, I’ve put together a compilation … Continue reading
Leg Guitar vs. Tuckshop 8, with music from Maybeshewill, Sun Airway and the majestic Chad Valley. Read more
Gross Magic is 20-year-old Sam McGarrigle from Brighton and with Sweetest Touch, he has at his disposal possibly the catchiest tune I’ve heard all year. Part Nirvana, part Weezer, with a chorus to make Billy Corgan beam with fatherly pride, … Continue reading
London duo Stuart Francis and Howard Whatley, a.k.a. Plant Plants, are a relatively new proposition, having only formed in 2010 through a mutual love of ‘film scores, weird guitar tunings and heavy beats’. They seem to have found the ideal stable-mate … Continue reading
Now That I’m Real (How Does It Feel?) from chad valley on Vimeo. Listen to the Trophy Wife remix here.
Appointment in Samarra official live video from Paul Thomas Saunders on Vimeo.
Last year, Philadelphia’s Sun Airway impressed with debut LP Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier. If the spliced strings and dreamy synths of new single Wild Palms, out now on Dead Oceans, are anything to go by, the next one should be equally enthralling. Read in … Continue reading
Mathematics from Bronze Medallists on Vimeo. East London four-piece Bronze Medallists make wistful electro about girls and stuff. New single Mathematics (see above) sounds like a great lost Kings of Convenience song, a reticently optimistic musing on the complexities of love and the desire … Continue reading