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Plum – Calluna Vulgaris

Feel-good psych rock from somewhere in the United States – this song would feel right at home in a 70s coming-of-age hallucinogenic haze… or something starring Joaquin Phoenix (!!), but the term “throwback” just doesn’t do “Calluna Vulgaris” justice. It’s… Continue Reading →

The Liminanas – Tu es a moi

It’s impossible to avoid comparisons with Brigitte Bardot & Serge Gainsbourg when you first come across this song from The Limiñanas – Lio and Marie Limiñana, hometown Cabestany in the deep south of France, formed the duo in 2009, not some time,… Continue Reading →

Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

Some psychedelic surf-rock daydreaming music to wile away the post-Christmas turkey-stuffed lethargy. This is “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” from Perth-originated Australians, Tame Impala: Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards The track is from their second album, Lonerism,… Continue Reading →

Ultraista – Gold Dayzz

This next one is the reason I went to see Ultraísta at Cable a couple of weeks ago. It isn’t the first song I heard of theirs – in fact, the first song I heard of theirs was actually a remix… Continue Reading →

Melody’s Echo Chamber – Quand Vas Tu Rentrer

This post is about the song – but there’s a film I saw probably 6-7 years ago now that it brings to mind. It was my introduction to Marion Cotillard, an actress I’ve had a bit of a love-hate relationship… Continue Reading →

Mikal Cronin – Apathy

Some proper indie psych-pop rockness (ahem!) after the soulful digression – it’s Californian Mikal Cronin accompanied by an artist I’ve been trying to see live for months, and finally am in November, Ty Segall, on drums: Mikal Cronin – Apathy… 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 →

Tied to the Branches – Fog

What Jai Paul and How to Dress Well are to dreams, this song is to nightmares. Tied to the Branches – Fog Extremely understated, minimal, barely there until it is – confusion in a slow-build. I wouldn’t have believed these… Continue Reading →

Anika – Yang Yang

Heard about this late last year in a “This would be perfect for the next installment in the Kill Bill saga that’s out in 2014” spirit – and her self-titled album was released on Stones Throw in December. It was… Continue Reading →

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