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Review: Simple Things 2014.

…m of your average, humble young adult. To compound the misery induced by this daylight saving malarkey, the live music scene takes a considerable, discernible turn, as our saturated summer of festivals slows to a drip, before seemingly drying out altogether. You can imagine our delight, then, when seemingly out of nowhere, we were presented with Simple Things – a two-day music, and visual arts festival, now in its fourth year. Situated across mul…So on & so forth…

Review: M O T H X R, Boston Music Room.

…r again – albeit in a live environment. Of course, Badgley is not the first actor to quietly embark upon a queer music career, with Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields garnering a not insubstantial amount of acclaim for their quirky works as Dead Man’s Bones. But live shows, in that particular instance, came at something of a premium and as becomes quite apparent quite instantly, tonight isn’t necessarily all about the music, man. This is thus less M O…So on & so forth…

Interview: They’re Talking About You Again, Erland & The Carnival.

…ounterpart’s Orcadian past, prior to teaming up with Erland, and delineates: “They don’t really have any kind of musical heritage, but more a literal, or poetic one.” More a source of inspiration lyrically, rather than musically therefore, he continues to cite the feel of “slightly magical, or ethereal worlds” they are then able to relay in song form. It was thus away from the Orkney Islands that he and Cooper first came into contact with one a…So on & so forth…

Review: Field Day 2014.

…m the instant standout from last year’s The Inheritors into an ineffably brilliant, mantric jam. Live electronic music at its very best, both exigent and indeed excellent as Moore before it, this – or so it would seem – is what The Acid are reaching for. Similarly insistent, if not incessant, is the Hi-NRG dabke of Syria’s Omar Souleyman. Having produced his most recent collection and Ribbon Music début, Wenu Wenu, Kieran Hebden dutifully watche…So on & so forth…

Review: The Great Escape 2015.

…a set based about decidedly hackneyed, and dreadfully affected retrograde witch-house) to Osaka, whence Red Bull Music Academy alumnus Yosi Horikawa comes. His aptly thalassic, fluid dance music incorporates the tapping of errant ping pong balls, pumping house interludes and aqueous sounds, all of which combine to make for a comely (and with that, come Saturday, welcomely) sojourn sat down in a daylight-lit Queens Hotel. Considerably more welcome…So on & so forth…

Interview: Changing Faces, Craft Spells.

…ntally.] I had my friends and my family; I just didn’t really wanna do what we’re doing now, [nor] talk about my music. I really wanted to keep myself away from that world and be in my own music world, without the pressure of feeling like I needed to be ‘this guy’ or ‘that guy’ all the time, instead. I’m just a very normal dude – sadly, I’m not ‘marketable’ sometimes – and I’m OK with that! Longevity – it’s all about longevity.” Vallesteros thus…So on & so forth…

artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball. Lady Gaga, The O2.

…num, is somewhat mystifying. But ultimately, and above all bemusingly, there is a chasmic disconnect between the music she produces, and the verbal missives she so brazenly preaches. Tonight is, as she reckons, a “celebration of diversity”; from where I’m sat, it looks as though River Island were having a clear-out of their Spring/Summer ’08 stock earlier this evening on the Greenwich peninsula. “I fuckin’ love music!” she then caterwauls midway…So on & so forth…

Interview: Alexis Has Entered the Building, Alexis Taylor.

…s Am I Not A Weaker Soldier? and About Group before it. Of his solo pursuits, he’s keen to clarify: “I made solo music, and played solo gigs before Hot Chip [began playing live], so from my own perspective, it wasn’t as though I was leaving behind something electronic to then try out something different from that. I kind of started the other way around, and went toward dance music with Hot Chip. For instance, the first Hot Chip EP [Mexico, ’00] i…So on & so forth…

Fest Bests: SXSW 2015.

For one reason or another, (although in all honesty, it’s always a question of money, isn’t it?) I’ve never made it out to Austin, Texas for the annual (largely) independent music mara-, (putatively) free booze-a-, and (unabashed) schmooze-a-thon that is SXSW. Which, to be honest once more, makes the reality that I’m now more or less set to do so next week fill me with a fine mixture of uncontainable excitement and crippling anxiety. For having…So on & so forth…

Interview: Heaven, How Long? East India Youth.

…se it could relate back to how you believe the album to be schizophrenic, but I’ve grown up without a prevailing music scene because of the internet – everything’s been fragmented, and that has affected the way [in which] I’ve made my music. Another reason it spans all these different things is because I haven’t grown up with Britpop being my primary influence; I’ve grown up with all of this stuff going on around me which I absorb, and then commu…So on & so forth…