Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Palpitations

South London’s The Palpitations release second single Milk It/Love Is True (That’s Why It Hurts) on March 28th, through CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH. Danielle, Davey, Nicolas and William make the sort of menacing, bluesy, indie-rock so beloved of The Duke Spirit. Big guitars, clattering … Continue reading

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Rubik

Another slice of ace, 80s inspired, Scandinavian pop music, this time from Finland’s Rubik. Current single Laws Of Gravity starts calmly enough: Artturi Taira’s falsetto twists and turns over a tumbling drum track, before synth strings signal the arrival of … Continue reading

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Cornershop ft. Bubbley Kaur – United Provinces Of India

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tUnE-yArDs

Listening to tUnE-yArDs for the first time encourages post-first-kiss sensations: awkwardness, confusion; the feeling that your world has turned ever so slightly on its axis.  Trying to pigeonhole California based Merrill Garbus’ sound is nigh on impossible – Sub-Saharan African … Continue reading

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Hourglass Sea

It’s fair to say Bradford is not exactly renowned as a hotbed of musical talent (anybody who mentions the word ‘Terrorvision’ will be taken outside and shot).  Dean Bentley, a.k.a. Hourglass Sea, is doing his bit to drag the West … Continue reading

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Papercuts

Recent Sub Pop signings Papercuts release new album, ‘Fading Parade’, (their fourth overall), on February 28th.  The Californians make lush, delicately constructed dream-pop, surging with the shy, methodical, intensity of main man Jason Robert Quever.  Some may detect elements of … Continue reading

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Obits

Forget the new Strokes single for a moment and succumb to a dose of proper rock n’ roll, courtesy of Obits. Featuring members of defunct U.S. hardcore bands Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes and Pitchfork, as well as Edsel, this … Continue reading

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