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The Strokes continue their search for a sound

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ANDRÉ 06.06.02016     Upon hearing the mundane misfortune of 2013’s Comedown Machine, I couldn’t help but wonder how such a decline had occurred in The Strokes. It seemed inconceivable that this was the same band who authored one of the most outstanding debut albums in contemporary music; a record responsible for the birth of… Read more »

A retrospective look at The Avalanches

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ANDREW 03.06.02016     A massive release at the time, and still referenced today through the likes of “Frontier Psychiatrist”, The Avalanches’ Since I Left You is now nearing twenty years old and will likely have fallen out of consciousness for the modern audience. With sampling at its core—band member Robbie Chater estimates 3,500 samples went into the making… Read more »

Flume covers considerable ground with ‘Skin’

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Andrew 01.06.02016     Flume has made huge strides since his eponymous debut in 2012, rocketing to notoriety earlier this year with his single “Never Be Like You”, which had huge success in his home country of Australia and on an international scale, making it onto primetime radio playlists in the weeks following its release. This… Read more »

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 »