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Lou Rhodes – One Good Thing

It’s been a long time since I went to see a gig with no prior expectations. I knew Lou Rhodes, of Lamb, was excellent at dark, trippy, tormented but I hadn’t really heard much of her solo work aside from… Continue Reading →

Andreya Triana – Daydreamers

A recent signing to Ninja Tune Records, I first came across Andreya Triana when I was helping to promote a live music showcase run by the company I work for, Five Missions More, in April this year. I had somehow… Continue Reading →

The Paper Hats – Waltz of Circassian Beauties

Two posts from me today. The first is a find resulting from some gig recommendations from Charlotte LV (thank you Charlotte!). I’ve fallen in love with instrumental guitar music lately. First Truckers of Husk, then Rick Tomlinson and the associated… Continue Reading →

Florence and the Machine – Postcards from Italy (Beirut Cover)

It’s somewhat inevitable that cover versions tend to pale in comparison to the original outcome of creative genius, although there are a few exceptions, but Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine does a pretty good job of maintaining the… Continue Reading →

Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s – A Children’s Crusade on Acid

Not sure I entirely agree with their MySpace profile headline…in fact, I know I don’t (“get ****ed. get drunk. shoot up. have fun.”) – but the band were a recommendation from our mate Thom Lyons and, of the tracks up… Continue Reading →

Sam Amidon – Saro

I’m not used to this going-to-gigs-to-see-a-specific-band-and-really-liking-the-support-act malarkey but I’m most definitely not complaining. It’s happened a few times recently – Alessi’s Ark ahead of Magic Magic, the Joy Formidable before Silversun Pickups – and yesterday it happened again. Sam Amidon… Continue Reading →

Joe Allen Band – Please Don’t Just Stare At Me

It took a bit of rooting around (a.k.a. trying various ” configurations on Señor Google*) but managed to find a full length version of the track on ReverbNation, along with some others: Joe Allen Band – Please Don’t Just Stare… Continue Reading →

Jason Mraz – I’m Yours

Some lovely love-pop for a saturday morning – this song makes me smile something chronic. From the album ‘We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.’: Jason Mraz – I’m Yours A ‘just do it’ message conveyed by heart-on-sleeve honest but… Continue Reading →

Optimists – Easy Way Out

Their website says “2007 is set to be the year of the Optimist” but 2009 is possibly the year we need the Optimists. My love affair with this band started back in ’07 when I first came across ‘Waking Up’… Continue Reading →

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