It’s a cozy, inviting, entertaining, pleasant, fun, pretty, nice listen and many more things besides. It’s canny.
Continue reading “The Pure Conjecture – Courgettes”
Am I Right or Am I Right isn’t an easy listen. It is, however, a fantastically rewarding one
Continue reading “Fulton Lights – Am I Right Or Am I Right”
This was a night when Rats on Rafts finally threw off any pretence of being a “leuk bandje” or a trendy/newsworthy/”controversial” act or any other of those miserable and oversimplified straightjackets that the Dutch media seem so happy to dish out to them.
Continue reading “Rats on Rafts and Vox Von Braun – de Unie Rotterdam – 25/01/13”
Musically it can be summed up as a set of dusty, “indigenous” desert grooves, acoustic for the most part, incredibly evocative and somewhat soporific music that seems to echo through the back of your mind.
Continue reading “Gianni Giublena Rosacroce – La Mia Africa”
Eva Petersen late of Little Flames and Echo & the Bunnymen and Poltergeist’s guitarist Will Sergeant team up to make a set of torch ballads not that far away in spirit to the sort of pop that used to ring out round Woollies as you looked for an airbed.
Continue reading “Eva Petersen – Emerald Green Eyes”
…it’s a bit reverent at times, maybe sound tracking a sort of fantasy where Robert Graves meets up with Deliah Derbyshire to jam on a cold, moonlit Dorsetshire lane.
Continue reading “Silver Pyre – AeXE”
And I often wonder if writing about these types of bands is actually worthwhile. I mean what on earth is the point of saying that this is 10th-20th generation Litter?
Continue reading “Unnatural Helpers – Land Grab”
It’s the sort of sound that Julie Cruise or the Blue Nile had, the sort that John Maus appropriated, a sort of Gothic bedroom synth pop
Continue reading “Cemeteries – The Wilderness”
…there’s a distinct lack of anything too overemotional, or anything that hints at personality or message, especially in these melody lines: this record is all about laying down a groove…
Continue reading “Lindstrøm – Smalhans”
Move On is very much like the mumbling melodies that Lush were great at, albeit with a sort of Grace Slick coda, you might be twirling your cocktail stick in the remnants of your drink, but you’ve got some pretty tough plans cooking at the same time.
Continue reading “Beat Mark – Move On”