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The Acid & Samaris – Ovalspace, London, 10th September

The Acid & Samaris – Ovalspace, London, 10th September

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Samaris, signed to One Little Indian, get a miniscule supporting slot at The Acid’s Ovalspace London gig, but as anticipated, succeed in winning over the crowd with their oblique electronic low-fi acoustic juxtaposition.  Singing mostly in the Icelandic tongue, there are obvious Bjork comparisons but also Natasha Kahn (known more widely as Bat for Lashes), with a similarly hip appeal and elusive…

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Track Of The Day #: deux furieuses - Can We Talk About This?

Track Of The Day #: deux furieuses – Can We Talk About This?

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Fem duo deux furieuses hailing from London and Glasgow their debut single ‘Can We Talk about This?‘ produced by Rob Ellis(PJ Harvey) out as a free download on the 13th of October, is a masterstroke in lacing anger with meaning and balancing subtlety with fury. It knocks the idea that you have to be as leaden footed as a two piece like Royal Blood to succeed into unconsciousness…

Ushered in on a…

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The History of Apple Pie - Feel Something (Marshall Teller Records)

The History of Apple Pie – Feel Something (Marshall Teller Records)

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New-Gazing rockers The History of Apple Pie return with second album, that show’s their debut wasn’t a fluke Last year when I first heard Out of View (The History of Apple Pie’s debut) I could have sworn it was going to be massive. I could see them playing bigger and bigger venues, being on TV and winning awards (the Mercury Music Prize). This never happened. And I still don’t really understand…

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Alt-J -‘This Is All Yours’ (Infectious)

Alt-J -‘This Is All Yours’ (Infectious)

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*Sigh* You know that there’s people out there who take certain things as a sign, that something is happening, regardless of just how utterly reactionary that something might be. Radio 1 has a rock show just after the charts in the early evenings on Sunday! Royal Blood‘s debut was the best-selling rock debut in a few years! (regardless of just how flippin’ average it is as a record). Now look – A…

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In-Flight Safety and Gary Stewart – Oporto, Leeds, 29th September 2014

In-Flight Safety and Gary Stewart – Oporto, Leeds, 29th September 2014

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John Mullane of In-Flight Safety

Inspired by those Greenwich Village coffeehouses of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s that had spawned a generation of beat poets and folk musicians in New York City, Leeds’ Gaslight Club has now been a regular Monday night feature in the city’s Oporto bar for some six years. A joint venture between Nick Simcock of the Leeds based independent record label Dead Young…

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Track Of The Day #: Rev Rev Rev -

Track Of The Day #: Rev Rev Rev -

This is going to break hearts and have My Bloody Valentine devotees all a swoon for Italian shoegazing dream poppers Rev Rev Rev are shortly to release ‘Catching a Buzz’ – an effects pedal drenched head trip that ought by rights to set the floppy fringed purists among you all blurry eyed and lost in a lovelorn psychedelic oblivion not to revrevsay proving something of a treat for admirers of the much…

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Marianne Faithfull -’Give My Love To London.’ (Dramatico)

Marianne Faithfull -’Give My Love To London.’ (Dramatico)

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This year marks fifty years since the 17-year old Marianne Faithfull was spotted at a party by Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham and a mere three months later found herself having a hit with a cover of the Stones’ ‘As Tears Go By.’The ups and downs and fictionalisations of the following fifty years have been well-documented, but it’s not just the fact that she’s had an impressive…

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NEWS: AIF presents The Festival Congress

NEWS: AIF presents The Festival Congress @AIF_UK @festcongress

With the outdoor festival season at an end, festival organisers are heading to Cardiff for a 2-day celebration and conference organised by the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF).

The event is a momentous coming together of the Association’s Founders, member festivals, broader industry and supporters, with a speaker line up that includes AIF Co-Founder Rob da Bank (Bestival / BBC6 Music),…

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NEWS: Wire and One Inch Badge announce DRILL: BRIGHTON

NEWS: Wire & One Inch Badge announce BRILL: BRIGHTON @drillfestival

Wire and One Inch Badge announced the next instalment of DRILL:FESTIVAL. Held in Brighton, this 4-day series of events is showcasing a spectacular line up that includes SWANS, Savages, Toy, Courtney Barnett, The Wytches, East India Youth, Telegram and Gold Panda.

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In February 1980 the first incarnation of Wire ended at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, with a classic performance eventually…

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Idlewild return with special announcement and Scottish Tour

Idlewild return with special announcement and Scottish Tour

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After a five year break, beloved Scottish band Idlewild will return with a special announcement expected on Steve Lamacq‘s BBC 6Music show on November 3rd 2014.

The band are also heading out in October on a sold out acoustic tour of the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

Since forming In Edinburgh in 1995, Idlewild have released seven studio albums (two of which debuted in the UK top ten) and 12 top…

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