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Track Of The Day: Alexis Taylor – Without A Crutch

by Nina Bertok

Wait, is Alexis Taylor going the way of Dallas Green? On the first single from his upcoming solo album Await Barbarians, the angelic vocals, dreamy, gentle, swaying lullaby music and the sentimental lyrics all combine…



Track Of The Day: Adult Jazz – Spook

by Nina Bertok

Warning: The new single from Leeds four-piece Adult Jazz is absolutely not for those with short attention spans. At almost 10 minutes in length, Spook twists and morphs from slow, piano-laden melodies into bursts of...

Track Of The Day: Slow Club – Suffering Me, Suffering You

by Nina Bertok

Indie pop favourites Slow Club seem to be pretty damn determined to steer away from their roots as they move even further into a new direction with new single Suffering Me, Suffering You. Think Etta...

Track Of The Day: DZ Deathrays – Reflective Skull

by Nina Bertok

Australian dance-punk duo DZ Deathrays trigger off a bit of a trip down memory lane with their new track and video for Reflective Skull… Even though you’ve probably done it a million times as a...

Track Of The Day: Colleagues – Tears

by Nina Bertok

First of all, Colleagues have picked a great title to go with their new track Tears – it actually sounds like tears on the dancefloor as it’ll either make you dance in joy or cry...

Track Of The Day: Hockeysmith – Hesitate

by Nina Bertok

Is it indie rock? Is it techno? Who knows. It’s a bit of both and it sounds damn good. Building a reputation as one of the UK’s most intriguing and distinctive new bands, the sister...

Track Of The Day: The Trouble With Templeton – Heavy Lifting

by Nina Bertok

If the rest of the album is anything like its first single Heavy Lifting, Australian quintet The Trouble With Templeton have got one massively impressive debut full-length on their hands. Layered with melancholy riffs throughout...

Track Of The Day: Hauschka – Agdam

by Nina Bertok

Named after the city of Agdam, which was destroyed in the 1993 Nagorno-Karabakh War in Azerbaijan, German composer and experimentalist Hauschka brings us one of the more fascinating videos so far this year to provide...

Track Of The Day: M.I.A. – Double Bubble Trouble

by Nina Bertok

M.I.A. makes her directorial debut on the new video for the track Double Bubble Trouble… and what can we say – it’s typical M.I.A. Featuring a cameo from co-producers of the song, The Partysquad, the...

Track Of The Day: Nat Johnson – Dog

by John Murphy

She may not have the media profile of a Jarvis Cocker or Alex Turner, but in her own quiet, understated way, Nat Johnson has been a steady part of Sheffield’s music culture over the last...

Track Of The Day: Arcade Fire – We Exist

by Nina Bertok

In the video for the third single off Arcade Fire’s latest album Reflektor, you get to see Spidey like you’ve never seen him before. By Spidey we mean Amazing Spiderman 2 star Andrew Garfield, and...

Camden Crawl 2014: Final line-up confirmed

by Helen Clarke

There’s just six weeks to go before north London staple the Camden Crawl returns after a year’s break. Acts are still being added to the bill; the capital’s Dry The River will be previewing tracks from...

Track Of The Day: Bright Light Bright Light – I Believe

by Nina Bertok

How in the world could anyone not like this song? I Believe hits your eardrums in a big, loud and happy way right off the bat and leaves you feeling like life is, indeed, pretty...

Mercury Rev to play Deserter’s Songs at Green Man 2014

by Helen Clarke

Mercury Rev have been announced as the Saturday headliners for this year’s Green Man festival, which will see them play their classic 1998 album, Deserter’s Songs, in its entirety. It’s hard to imagine a better...

Track Of The Day: La Roux – Let Me Down Gently

by Nina Bertok

You can just as easily picture Beth Ditto from Gossip wailing over La Roux’s new song Let Me Down Gently as you can vocalist Elly Jackson – but either way this track marks a fine...

Track Of The Day: Róisín Murphy – In Sintesi

by Nina Bertok

Following on from the first single Ancora Tu from her forthcoming six-track EP Mi Senti, the second single from sometime Moloko singer Róisín Murphy is called In Sintesi and it’s impressive for more than one...

Track Of The Day: The Black Smock Band – I Wish

by Michael Hubbard

Billed as “A band of merry mischief making folk lovers that enjoy making music, drinking real ale and getting the audience to sing louder than the band,” London based folkies The Black Smock Band –...

Track Of The Day: Courtney Love – You Know My Name

by Nina Bertok

There’s always going to be plenty of negative opinions about anything Courtney Love does because… she’s Courtney Love. But if the haters could just for a moment put their personal opinions aside and actually talk...

Track Of The Day: Chrissie Hynde – You Or No One

by Nina Bertok

Considering the length of Chrissie Hynde’s music career – we’re talking decades here – it’s amazing to think that Stockholm marks her debut as a solo artist. The Pretenders frontwoman has joined forces with Bjorn...

Track Of The Day: Sébastien Tellier – L’Adulte

by Nina Bertok

A Brazilian track via a Frenchman – who else but Sébastien Tellier could pull off something like this and make it sound nothing short of brilliant. Recently signed to Because for his forthcoming sixth album...

Track Of The Day: The Sunshine Underground – Finally We Arrive

by Nina Bertok

It’s been a while since we heard from these guys – about five years, to be precise, ever since 2009’s Nobody’s Coming To Save You – and it’s good to see The Sunshine Underground back...