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The Bedroom – Birthday Cake

It’s great when the support act surprise you – in this case, the main act were Gainsville, Florida band Hundred Waters, on tour promoting their second album, The Moon Rang Like A Bell (streaming in full on their SoundCloud page if you haven’t… Continue Reading →

Young Magic – You With Air

“Intense” and “trippy”. Those are the first two words that come to my mind when the intro to Young Magic’s “You With Air” hits. With its off-kilter beat and confused, questioning tone it strikes me as a couple’s erupting argument – accusations… Continue Reading →

Stealing Sheep

Stealing Sheep are one of those bands I wish I could take credit for discovering. Unfortunately, when I came across their music, I was actually at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen to see someone else – Sea of Bees. It’s… Continue Reading →

Hundred Waters – Boreal

The closest I’ve come to this sound in the past is Wye Oak – but “Boreal” by Hundred Waters has more of a mystical quality to it, underwater civilisations rather than a journey through the skies. The song tells the… Continue Reading →

Celebration – Battles

This song starts with the words “I feel the force” – it’s by Baltimore-based band Celebration and it’s perfect for mornings like this. Celebration – Battles Available for free download from the label’s bandcamp, it was released on Friends Records back… Continue Reading →

Ghostpoet – Love Confusion

I haven’t been to a hip-hop gig since NERD in 2009. And even that’s not really hip-hop in the sense I mean, is it…more of a crossover genre. It isn’t because I don’t want to go – more that most… 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 →

Björk – I Miss You (Dobie Rub Part One – Sunshine Mix)

This mix was on in the office the other day (tracklisting here). It’s by Romy from the xx and features tracks from Massive Attack, Elastica, Smoke City and… Björk. So last Friday a week ago I decided to go through… Continue Reading →

White Hawk – Forest Cry

This track has such a latin feel to it… but not in an obvious way. It’s the percussion loops, mostly, and the vocal samples. And I know this isn’t what’s being said, but in my mind…the repeated lyric is “The… Continue Reading →

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