Month: December 2012

TOP ALBUMS OF 2012 – #15 -11

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Arriving a bit later than planned, here is part 3 of our Top Albums of 2012. Better late than never, and all that jazz. Oh, and if you fancy reading the list so far from 25-11, then here is a link to view it in one huge article. Woah. 15. Niki & The Dove – Instinct It’s pretty astonishing how fickle the music industry is nowadays. Rewind 12 months, and Niki & The Dove were being tipped […]

TOP ALBUMS OF 2012 – #20 -16

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Here we have part 2/5 of our run down of the best albums of 2012. Remember, this is just my opinion.  20. DIIV – Oshin The only dream-pop album to feature in my top 25, DIIV’s ‘Oshin’ is more a work of art than an album. There’s a reason why this genre is called dream-pop. Whenever I come back to this album I’m immediately whisked away to a state of pure bliss. For the next 40 […]

TOP ALBUMS OF 2012 – #25 – 21

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I’m still relatively new to the blogging game. Dipping my toe into it every now and again has been fun, and has been a nice way to keep me distracted from getting my degree. But anyway, here we are, (almost) the end of the year. 2012, has been one of the most exciting years for new music, and has provided us with some absolutely incredible albums, and some pretty God awful ones, naming no names. […]

Sivu – God Speaks In Tongues

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Christmas is fast approaching. It’s a wonderful time of year, where I have very little to do, which frees up plenty of time to listen to, and write about new music. To that end, here’s an early Christmas present for you all: the quite excellent, Sivu. Under this new guise, Sivu, aka James Page has opted for an orchestral, atmospheric take on the acoustic genre. Not unlike Leeds’ Fun Adults, and certainly reminiscent of Alt-J and “Flaws”-era Bombay […]

Beliefs – Catch My Breath

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Ahead of the release of their self-titled debut album, Toronto shoe-gazers Beliefs are currently streaming their new single ‘Catch My Breath’. Clearly brought up on a steady musical diet of bands like Ride and My Bloody Valentine, this new single is a dark and hazy introduction to the band. Coated with a thick glaze of reverb, Catch My Breath opens with unsettling distorted guitar chords, before eventually flowing into an unforgettable, soaring chorus.  Beliefs’ debut […]

Parakeet – Darumasanga

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This new video from Parakeet could well be the catalyst to move them on from being simply known as “that other band with Mariko from Yuck, and James from The History Of Apple Pie in”.  Taken from the Shonen Hearts EP released earlier this year, Darumasanga was one of the highlight tracks from the EP, and now Mariko has seen it fit to give it a video. Directed and shot by directorial duo Babanuki, the video follows two guys […]

Flood Of Red – They Must Be Building Something EP

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The title of Flood Of Red’s new EP certainly echoes my recent thoughts on the band. Their latest proper release was the excellent debut album Leaving Everything Behind, released back in 2009. Since then, they’ve been pretty quiet.  For as long I’ve known, Flood Of Red have been stuck in a “scene” in which they seem to be the odd one out. Whilst they clearly are a rock band at heart, I’ve always thought they had a […]