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Skepta returns with international support

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Andrew 30.05.02016     Grime has been travelling to America with momentum over the last few years, and it feels as though Skepta is at the centre of the export. His latest release goes a little further to prove this with featured appearances from British and American rappers including Pharrell Williams. Existing fans should find a lot… Read more »

PatternPusher’s “Still” a Statement of Intent

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ANDRÉ 27.05.02016     “Still” is the latest single by PatternPusher, an art rock band from Exeter who claim to captivate listeners in their mix of post-punk and electronic music. For the opening few minutes, “Still” drives along smoothly in a dreamlike state, harking back to an ambiance prominent on The xx’s debut effort back… Read more »

Richard Ashcroft Wasting His Northern Soul

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ANDRÉ 23.05.02016       Those who saw fit to look beyond Parklife, (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, The Bends, Different Class, Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating in Space, and numerous other landmarks of British guitar music in the 90s, would have likely come across Urban Hymns. Often referred to as ‘the one with “Bittersweet Symphony”… Read more »

‘Bottomless Pit’ Shows Death Grips Oddities are Still No Gimmick

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ANDRÉ 09.05.02016     They may not have set the precedent themselves, but Death Grips were ahead of the trend with surprise album drops. In the past week alone we’ve seen two major instances of how this movement has spread, with James Blake announcing his third album would be available to stream in a matter… Read more »

James Blake Returns with Soul and Experimentation

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Andrew 06.05.02016     James Blake has been drip feeding fans with new tracks from his latest album since the beginning of the year, and teasers ramped up this week with posts of Quentin Blake emblazoning walls with artwork. As Thursday evening rolled around, Blake announced his album would be released at midnight. 17 tracks,… Read more »

Best of the Rest // April 2016

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ANDRÉ & ANDREW 01.05.02016 April came and overwhelmed us with new releases, it’s been a great month for music and we had just enough time to squeeze in some words for these four releases. Moderat // III Andrew Berlin based electro-trio Moderat returned this month with their third (and possibly final) album together, with a mix of slow evolving,… Read more »

Radiohead Tease Continues with “Burn The Witch”

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ANDRÉ 03.05.02016     Following a series of cryptic events that involved Instagram teasers, mysterious leaflets and the abolishment of online presence, Radiohead have finally released a new song from their upcoming album. If you were to discount “Spectre”, “Burn The Witch” is the first track to be unveiled since the release of The King… Read more »

Listen To This // Gotan Project // La Revancha Del Tango

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ANDREW 18.04.02016     Gotan Project made their debut with La Revancha Del Tango. Most well known for “Época”, the album brings the passion of Argentinian tango and the beats and sampling of hip-hop and breakbeat to produce an exceptional listen. Vocalist, Cristina Vilallonga, provides passionate, sultry vocal lines throughout the album, and along with tentative, considered passages of… Read more »

Best of the Rest // March 2016

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ANDRÉ & ANDREW 01.04.02016 March has gone. So it goes. With it went a bunch of albums which we were, sadly, unable to review together. Luckily, through the power of the internet, we can give some their due nod here. This is our best of the rest for March. The Coral // Distance Inbetween ANDRÉ After a five-year… Read more »

Album Sides and Beauty from Circumstance

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FRED 11.03.02016 Context shapes conduct more than we often care to admit, and the same is true of art. In his 2012 book How Music Works, David Byrne writes that artists ‘unconsciously and instinctively make work to fit preexisting formats […] pictures are created that fit and look good on white walls in galleries just as… Read more »