When a band releases an eponymously titled album, it’s usually a sign that they want to be taken seriously.
Ah, The Moon is Big. These nine songs of grandeur and crackpot simplicity – by turns insidiously familiar yet frustratingly remote – are weighed down by their spiritual forefathers.
a puckish, playful record of real charm and strength
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All I can tell you is that I walked away from the gig wishing I had the ability and the means to follow them to Nijmegen, where they were due to play a second show that evening and then onwards and beyond. This may not have been a great gig but, my word, they’re one hell of a band.
The ringing choruses and beautiful counterpoints that Vox served up on these new tracks had us drooling.
Continue reading “Vox Von Braun and Olivier – Qbus, Leiden 24/09/11”
At one point Incendiary turned to John Robb, who was also present, and blurted out “it’s like Margaret Thatcher on vocals”.
Continue reading “Incubate Tilburg 2011 – Sunday 18/09/11”
The beauty of Incubate is without doubt its impish programming. Truly, you never know what to expect.
Continue reading “Incubate Tilburg 2011 – Saturday 17/09/11”
Incendiary did wonder whether this whole song and dance act was a calculated attempt to align herself in the audience’s mind with the likes of quirky divas such as Kate Bush… If so, Austra, throw away the manual girl!
Continue reading “Incubate Tilburg 2011 – Friday 16/09/11”
…the DIY conference was a nice idea, and on the whole really well presented. Incubate is strong on these things, let’s have some more of the same next year.
Continue reading “Incubate DIY Conference – Midi Theatre Tilburg 16/09/11”
For those of you who would prefer something a little more unconventional, however, here are some unexpected places to drink and listen to music:
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