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October 2013

The Fall Of The Pitchfork Empire: Arcade Fire - Reflektor

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 Category : , , , 1


If you want to understand the power of Pitchfork, you need to understand Arcade Fire.

Tindersticks - Across Six Leap Years

Thursday, 17 October 2013 Category : , , , , 0

 

For an industry that prizes the immediate and the ephemeral, rock'n'roll sure does love an old timer.

Bass Bin Nostalgia: Four Tet - Beautiful Rewind

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 Category : , , , , 0


Kieran Hebden's gradual repositioning of his Four Tet project away from the headphones to the dancefloor has been one that has walked step by step alongside dance music's own re-evaulation.

Interview - These New Puritans

Monday, 7 October 2013 Category : , , , , , 0

Ahead of their October UK tour, which starts this Friday in Manchester and hits The Sage in Gateshead on Friday October 18th, I had the chance to interview Jack Barnett from These New Puritans for NARC Magazine. A very thoughtful, intelligent interviewee. Due to space constraints, not all of the material would fit in the magazine piece, so here's a full transcript of the interview.



Live Report - Manic Street Preachers

Friday, 4 October 2013 Category : , , , , 0


For a band so well-established in the musical fundament, the Manic Street Preachers still provoke some unusually diverse reactions.

Turn It Up: Album Roundup, July-September '13

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 Category : , 0

In a summer that seemed to consist mostly of Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus twerking on a human face forever, the less observant might have been forgiven for thinking that music had taken the silly season off and was busy sunning itself somewhere. Needless to say: bollocks.

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