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Jake Bugg – Taste It

Jake Bugg is 18 years old. Just let that sink in for a second – and now listen: Jake Bugg – “Taste It” I couldn’t get tickets for the London dates – they sold out between my deciding to go… Continue Reading →

Alberta Cross – Lay Down

Enough with the dreaming – this one from Alberta Cross is good, solid indie rock. Think Band of Horses, Lifehouse, Remy Zero, Augustana – yes, I’m drawing on my knowledge of Smallville and One Tree Hill and other US TV… Continue Reading →

EMA – The Grey Ship

Looks like Pitchfork knew about this back in December but I just came across it on a blog recently – and her album, Past Life Martyred Saints (Spotify link) was released on Souterrain Transmissions in May of this year. She’s… Continue Reading →

Abbe May – Mammalian Locomotion

Received the album from a PR company (thank you!) and it reminded me I found this track on a blog a while back – been meaning to post it, so here it is: Getting back into the rock lately –… Continue Reading →

FILM – Shutter Island

I wanted to try and expand the content of this blog a little – so first up: Shutter Island.

I was reluctant to give this a shot as I’m not so great with films that I’d rather not watch by myself in the dark during a thunderstorm – but Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese and the “psychological thriller” genre classification made me give this one a try last night.

Stateless – Ariel

The opening guitar riff sounds like a cross between early Bollywood, Persian and classical Spanish – I hadn’t heard of Stateless until they were played in the office a couple of months back and most definitely did not know that… Continue Reading →

Deerhoof – Qui Dorm, Només Somia

It starts with a Dirty Projectors “Stillness Is The Move”-style riff and then drops into a determined and measured movement – alternating between harmless innocence and a bit menacing so you’re not quite sure where it’ll go next. Deerhoof –… Continue Reading →

Mazzy Star – Into Dust

9am on a Saturday morning I could hear music coming from my flatmate’s room above me. I thought it was this: Mazzy Star – Into Dust Turns out it wasn’t, but I wanted to post it anyway. It’s from the… Continue Reading →

VAST – Touched

Just when I thought I had overcome my addiction, with several of my favourite TV *dramas* either permanently migrating to the television archives (Legend of the Seeker, Dollhouse, Heroes, 24) or entering the bi-annual UK hiatus allowing for replacements (Grey’s… Continue Reading →

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