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Emily Wells – Passenger

Mind. Blown. Just had to get that out there before I go into any detail about last night’s performance from Emily Wells at The Lexington. I’d listened to her 2012 album, Mama (Partisan Records), a few times before the show,… Continue Reading →

Night Engine – I’ll Make It Worth Your While

Listen to this song, and let me know which legendary artist with a career spanning 5 decades as a renowned innovator and musical pioneer comes to mind: Night Engine – I’ll Make It Worth Your While When I heard this,… Continue Reading →

Findlay – Your Sister

The way I described Wild Belle’s Natalie Bergman in my last post might lead you to expect an arrogant, bitchy, over-the-top contrast in this next one….more sassy, confident, full-on garage rocker. The chequered playsuit she wore at Brighton’s Blind Tiger… Continue Reading →

Wild Belle – It’s Too Late

I saw this band back in April at Cargo – still the best gig I’ve been to so far this year – and actually wrote about them briefly in a related post about the soundtrack to the movie Pitch Perfect,… Continue Reading →

Abi Wade – Hope

Listening to much of her music, you’d be forgiven for thinking Abi Wade was at least 3 people. The sounds she combines into complex rhythms, created with just a ‘cello, the various implements she uses to strike it and a foot-pedalled… 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 →

Django Django – Waveforms

The intro actually reminds me a little of Flat Eric, but the similarity ends there – this one makes me zone out for a few minutes and just enjoy the buzz…

More James Vincent McMorrow

Heads up – I may come across as a bit of a James Vincent McMorrow groupie in this post…I don’t really mind though, every time I hear something new from him I rave for a while. I last posted about… Continue Reading →

Wye Oak – The Alter

This is from Wye Oak’s Mar 2011 album, Civilian. Was a little confused just now by the fact that City Slang‘s site says May 4th rather than March 4th and was wondering how we7 managed to get themselves a 2-month… Continue Reading →

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