Monthly Archives: April 2011

Cass Mccombs-Wit’s End

Cass Mccombs is not the sort of music you listen to cheer yourself up, there has always been a sombre element to his songs, so its unusual to hear the soul trying to burst out of ‘County Line’ from new … Continue reading

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The Felice Brothers-Celebration, Florida

Under ticks and tocks and plucked banjo ‘Fire at the pageant’ suddenly bursts into a choir of children and in a blaze (excuse the pun) of noise a mantra of ‘fire fire call 911’ fights for space among instruments and … Continue reading

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L’enfer, c’est les autres

Sartre once said ‘Hell is other people’ but actually its not. Hell is having to interact with other people, I could go for weeks without seeing anyone and be fine, but plop a load of stupid pleb-ended general public in … Continue reading

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Meat Puppets-Lollipop

Probably best known for being one of Kurt Cobain’s favourite bands, cumulating in their appearance on Nirvana’s MTV unplugged, theKirkwoodbrothers Cris and Curt return with a new Meat Puppets album ‘Lollipop’. A collection of twelve diverse songs in a range … Continue reading

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Rue Royale-Guide to an Escape

‘Guide to an Escape’ is the latest album from Rue Royale an eerie, melancholy collection of songs in the vein of Angus & Julia Stone or even Simon & Garfunkel. Each composition hangs like washing from a line in a … Continue reading

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TV on the Radio-Nine Types Of Light

Like a cross between Smog and the Scissor Sisters ‘Second Song’ opens TV on the Radio’s new record ‘Nine Types of Light’ and ushers in a feeling that this is going to be one of those records, great and beautifully … Continue reading

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Foo Fighters-Wasting Light

Opening with a riff that Refused would be proud of Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters launch into ‘Wasting Light’ their Butch Vig produced garage recorded Seventh album. While always skirting a fine line between rock and the mainstream they have produced … Continue reading

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