Month: November 2012

Joanna Gruesome – Do You Really Wanna Know Why Yr Still In Love With Me?

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I had written a lengthy complaint about being a student again. But then, I quickly deleted it, because I remembered for the past 4 days I’ve not had to get up earlier than midday, and I know that is a privilege that won’t last forever. Although maybe I should be getting up earlier than that? Maybe I should get out in the early morning fresh air and live life? One band that certainly makes me want to […]

Dungeonesse – Drive You Crazy

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Some will say that having a good band name is the first step to success. Jenn Wasner, vocalist for Baltimore based indie/folk duo Wye Oak today revealed the first song to emerge from her new project with White Life’s John Ehrens. This new project has been given the moniker Dungeonesse, and say what you like about the name, but I think it’s up there with the best. The first track is entitled Drive You Crazy, […]

Fryars – In My Arms

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4 years on from the release of his debut album ‘Dark Young Hearts’, Benjamin Garrett, aka Fryars is back from his presumed musical demise, and it sounds like he means business. With the unveiling of Love So Cold at the start of October, things sounded promising for the young Londoner. The track was distant, kind of eerie, unsettling – but amidst the haunting piano lines and cold drum samples, Ben was wearing his heart on […]

Local Natives – Breakers – VIDEO

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2009 and 2010 were a couple of good years in my life. I’d just started my first year of university, and I didn’t really have a care in the world – apart from never having enough money to fund my expensive habit of buying new CD’s every week. Los Angeles’ Local Natives released their debut album ‘Gorilla Manor’ towards the end of 2009, and for the next year or so, it was my most listened […]

Haim / Novella / Stealing Sheep / VIDEOS

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Everyone loves a girl band. Yesterday, three of my favourite girl-trios released new videos, so I thought I’d put together an article to celebrate how amazing they all are. We’ll start with the wonderful Haim. When the three sisters released their Forever EP earlier this year, I was instantly in love. Their timeless R’n’B inflected folk-rock was catchy, heart-warming and complex – a real breath of fresh air in what was becoming a pretty stale […]

Daydreamer – Because

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What are the rules about blogging about an EP 5 months after its release? Wait, shut up, don’t tell me. I don’t want to know, because I’m going to blog about it anyway. ‘Because’ is the debut EP from Los Angeles shoegaze/noise-pop crossover four piece, Daydreamer, and my God, it’s pretty stunning. It’s such a great moment, when you find yourself on a band’s bandcamp, without really remembering how or why you ended up there, then you press […]

Moonheads – Nugget

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It’s that time of the year when university assignments start arriving thick and fast, and they’re really starting to get to me. Someone, help, please. But after hearing this track yesterday, I thought I’d grab a minute today to write a little something about it. So yeah, it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Moonheads. I think I know one of the dudes in this band. That leads me to the presumption that […]

Playlounge – Sweet Tooth – VIDEO

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I’ve always had an affinity towards bands whose lead singers are also their drummers. Don’t know why, guess it just looks kind of cool. Playlounge are one of those bands. The scuzzy/grungy/noise-pop duo from London have just unveiled a new video for their rad track ‘Sweet Tooth’ which comes off their forthcoming EP ‘Thrash Magic’, which will see a release through Fear and Records on 12th December. The band are playing at The Old Blue […]

The Neighbourhood – Let It Go

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Easily one my favourites new acts to emerge in 2012, hip-hop/rock five-piece The Neighbourhood, premiered their new single ‘Let It Go’ last night. Their debut EP I’m Sorry… was overflowing with huge choruses, and brooding atmospheric guitars, and with this new track we’re treated to more of the same. The band was given a slightly lazy comparison to Maroon 5 a couple of weeks back, but personally I think the band has got a lot more about them […]

This Town Needs Guns – Left Aligned

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One might fear that if a band were unfortunate enough to lose half of their band members in the space of a matter of months, it would spell the end for said band. In most cases, yeah, it probably would spell the end. Thankfully, this hasn’t been the case for This Town Needs Guns.  Following the announcement that lead-singer Stuart Smith would be leaving the band to start a family, friend of the band Henry […]