Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sharon Van Ettan – Tramp

It didn’t hit me at first, it took a few listens to really get under the skin of this record. It took time because I had to let the songs in, their fragility and the mastery all working together, the simple yet affective music mixed with the raw and personal lyrics. … Continue reading

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Damien Jurado – Maroqopa

Ever since hearing ‘Medication’ from ‘Ghost of David’ I’ve been a massive fan of school teacher turned singer Jurado but it has always felt like I was waiting for everyone else to catch up, well now here’s your chance folks. ‘Maroqopa’ his 10th album … Continue reading

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The Muppets

The timing is perfect, grandparents remember it from when they were parents to our generation and our generation remembers it fondly enough to pass it on to the next. So its time to put on make-up, its time to light the lights, its time … Continue reading

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Tindersticks – The Something Rain

There is only one thing better than finding out that one of your favourite bands has an album out you knew nothing about and that is when that album is great. So the ‘Tindersticks return after a short hiatus and … Continue reading

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The Twilight Sad – No One Can Ever Know

Imagine ‘The Walkmen’ swapped their american indie rock credentials for the wilds of Scotland, Interpol had listened to a lot more ‘Arab Strap’ or The National did their best ‘Frightened Rabbit’ impression and you are entering the world of ‘The Twilight Sad’. … Continue reading

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Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral

Since 2004s ‘Bubblegum’ Mark Lanegan has been a voice for hire, working with Isobel Campbell, Greg Dulli, Soulsavers and more, he has been everywhere except known by the mainstream, but that could all change with ‘Blues Funeral’ his seventh solo … Continue reading

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Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas

‘I love to speak with Leonard, he’s a sportsman and a shepherd, he’s a lazy bastard Living in a suit’ are the first words that you hear from the familiar voice of Leonard Cohen on his new album. It sets … Continue reading

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