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Bleached – Ride Your Heart

Bleached – Ride Your Heart

Formerly of L.A. punk band Mika Miko, Jessica and Jennifer Clavin now make up the beating heart of Bleached; a surf-punk garage-rock outfit whose calling cards are lovelorn lyrics, three-chord riffs and 60s vocal harmonies. No bad thing in itself, one might surmise. And yet, with plenty of young blood...

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James Blake – Overgrown

James Blake – Overgrown

It would quickly become difficult to remember, after James Blake‘s cover of Feist’s ‘Limit To Your Love,’ that the then 22-year-old Londoner had once been tipped as one of dubstep’s rising talents. In the space of a few years the up-and-coming producer had seemingly diverted off the path that he...

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And So I Watch You From Afar – All Hail Bright Futures

And So I Watch You From Afar – All Hail Bright Futures

Belfast’s And So I Watch You From Afar tend to deal in extremes. Since 2005 the post-rock quartet have revelled in the glorious, whether it be during their near-legendary ‘A Little Solidarity’ gig; joining forces with the countries’ other rising stars of the time to show off local music, or...

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Foals – Holy Fire

Foals – Holy Fire

Oxford five-piece Foals might just be one of the most frustrating acts around in contemporary rock music. Way back around 2007 when Yannis Philippakis and co. were being presented to NME readers everywhere as a band that would happily play jaunty math-rock to a sweaty house party, it was hard...

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Darren Hayman & The Long Parliament -The Violence

Darren Hayman & The Long Parliament -The Violence

Whilst a concept album of folk songs based around 17th century witch hunts may not seem like the typical synopsis for a thoroughly listenable, engrossing record, those familiar with Essex songwriter Darren Hayman should not be surprised. Whether it has been with the John Peel-approved indie-rock outfit Hefner or as...

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Shugo Tokumaru – In Focus?

Shugo Tokumaru – In Focus?

The title of Japanese multi-instrumentalist Shugo Tokumaru‘s sixth studio album is more than a little ironic. For the uninitiated, Tokumaru specialises in sprightly indie-pop, more often than not with several different instruments piled on top of each other. Add to this the fact that Tokumaru sings entirely in his native...

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Andy Stott – Luxury Problems

Andy Stott – Luxury Problems

Don’t be fooled by the electronic genre tag, Andy Stott makes music that is heavy. Having been recording and releasing music under his own name and the Andrea alias for nearly a decade, the Mancunian producer finally seemed to find his voice in 2011 on the brilliant Passed Me By...

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The xx – Coexist

The xx – Coexist

Given that their self-titled debut won the Mercury Prize and is widely recognised as one of the most accomplished and fully-formed debut albums in recent memory, you’d be forgiven for thinking that The xx would lose their grasp on all that made their first album so special. After all, part...

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