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WEATHERBIRD – Chasing Dragons

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‘Chasing Dragons’ is the second single from Weatherbird’s EP Cut Me Loose. The overall architecture of this track is that of a traditional grunge/rock anthem; showcasing a Foo Fighters-esque methodical thrashing, and scratchy vocal-roars with an emotive hint of Cobain. ‘Chasing Dragons’ is certainly a well forged head-banger that raises its energy levels as it [...]

PIXIES – Another Toe in the Ocean

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Pixies return from a long hiatus with new material on their 2013 EP, titled EP1; in which they have journeyed without original bassist and founding member Kim Deal. ‘Another Toe in the Ocean’ is a well composed track that is charmingly reflective in nature; escorted by an epic video that truly shows us what is [...]

FROM KID – Sun

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‘ ‘Sun’ opens with lonely electronics, which work beautifully with the video’s journey through natural landscapes to meet a mysterious shirted girl in the forest. With the chorus comes an icaro of drums and piano, a call to the journey’s destination, which builds as the song goes on and is strengthened by the ethereal echo of [...]

CHAMPS – Savannah

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Taken from Down Like Gold, to be released in late February, ‘Savannah’ is an upbeat track which is a relief for the coming winter months ahead. Opening with sunny piano melodies and spirited percussion, the song possesses the kind of energy that breeds smiles with every bar line. Quite a character, the vocal performance is distinctive and [...]

WHALES IN CUBICLES – Golden Medal

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It usually starts with a tingling in your toes and then starts crawling up your muscles and bones, climbing your spine and bursts in your ears. It’s an electric shock that some songs give you when you first listen to them. It’s a magic combination of wisely produced tracks and the emotions the music stimulate. [...]

SLACK ARMADA – Slack Armada EP

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Slack  Armada is a solo project of James Hrabak – multi-instrumentalist based in Chicago. James started his music career in shoegaze and noise-rock but the inspirational drive for his brand-new music was found in the acts like Boards of Canada and Mogwai. The result of his music independence and original sonic view is represented in [...]

CHIC GAMINE – Closer

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There is such a great feeling of satisfaction felt when you listen to an album that is full to the brim of artistic talent and passion. Chic Gamine’s debut album Closer definitely brings that feeling. These girls have soul. This is the kind of album that makes you want to get up and dance, and you do, before you [...]

BOXED IN – All Your Love Is Gone

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London’s Oli Bayston is a veteran of the local music scene, however he is just now bringing forth his first solo venture for which he has coined the moniker Boxed In. The debut single from the project, ‘All Your Love Is Gone’ is a cool track, which was recently released via Moshi Moshi Singles Club. [...]

WASHINGTON IRVING – Palomides: Vol I & II

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Like many music reviewers I’m always wondering, what’s going to be the next big ‘thing’? After the recent Folk re-emergence I found myself asking do we really need another Wurzels & Sons or Lum-ray-mears? Lucky for us Scotland’s own Washington Irving debut release Palomides: Vol I & II is far from this annoyingly over played [...]

Drugstore – Live @ Norwich Arts Centre

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Friday December 13th, Norwich WombatWombat’s 13th Birthday & Christmas Party is a special date in the calendar for the Norwich Arts Centre. A wonderful converted church with an intimate and friendly atmosphere, ideal for the three bands playing tonight. Starting with the debut gig for Norwich ‘super group’ BUOYS, who consist of no less than [...]