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

…o make ends meet – as most labels do these days – but they’ve always been very supportive, and very eager. Which makes it very easy for the bands on the label to do what they want to do. Were we to go to a bigger independent label – never mind a major label – there would be so much more pressure [put upon us] to look, or sound a certain way; but with Full Time Hobby, we’ve been completely left to our own devices, allowing us to do whatever we…So on & so forth…

Interview: Alexis Has Entered the Building, Alexis Taylor.

…ething 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] is more lo-fi, slow, quiet music, rather than dance music. So to me, it all makes sense; but if it doesn’t to other people, I can understand that.” Nonetheless, in his opinion, it’s “not important at all for music”, or for records, to make any kind of…So on & so forth…

Review: Simple Things 2014.

…onymous producer who refuses to tell us his name, but who probably has one of the more recognisable haircuts in the business. His ethos is simple: if you hide the artist, people will focus both intently, and intensely on the music, and the music alone. An admirable idea, but one that requires the songwriting chops – or in his case, DJing – to back it up. It’s without doubt an interesting show, ‘SOPHIE’ spinning together samples as sharp as his…So on & so forth…

Dots & Dashes’ Records of 2014: 6–25.

…at: Everyday Robots. What we said: ‘Much like Think Tank, The Fall and so forth before it, Everyday Robots is a hodgepodge; a well-oiled, if essentially incongruous collection: neither hit machine nor Britpop mechanism, it’s music for music’s sake, with its author satiating his (at times, loyalist) thirst in song form.’ Who: Angel Olsen. What: Burn Your Fire For No Witness. What we said: ‘From the fuzzy, quietly furious Unfucktheworld right…So on & so forth…

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

…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 T H X R’s audience, and more that of Badgley – with not an irate, if not erstwhile IRA ’Arms regular in sight, the Boston Music Room is filled instead with insatiable teens. They’re almost…So on & so forth…

Flake Music, The Shins.

…re the New Mexicans became the household name they are today (or at least the sort known to those households possessing, and prizing, Garden State, Wincing the Night Away, and so on), it’s arguably that bit more irrelevant to us still. Nonetheless, The Shins incidentally sounds just as, if not considerably more contemporary, than either one of Port of Morrow, or indeed Broken Bells’ discombobulating After the Disco full-length. Making ‘old[er]…So on & so forth…

Interview: Let’s Grow, Gulp.

…s the sound of South Wales. So there are different arms to the octopus!” Thinking more along the lines of Euros Childs and Stephen Black than the blacker-than-black claptrap of Lostprophets, shades of SFA can be heard in the music of Islet, Race Horses (R.I.P.) and Sweet Baboo, too. But these aren’t necessarily shades of Pryce’s musical personality, as he concedes: “Throughout Gulp, I’ve actually been trying to learn how to write songs – the…So on & so forth…

Review: Field Day 2014.

…r’s Intervention that steals it, Tom Page of RocketNumberNine savaging his skins as saxophonic flurries transform 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…So on & so forth…

Review: Iceland Airwaves 2015.

…to the knackers’ yard. The quotidian integrality of music to British culture may be an increasingly quondam phenomenon, although the geysers, hills, crater lakes, volcanoes and waterfalls of Iceland are very much alive with music today. And so, although the terrain may not be the world’s most fertile, the music scene is consequently among the most fecund I’ve seen in recent times. From the pulsating, idiosyncratic techno collages of Kiasmos…So on & so forth…

Interview: Changing Faces, Craft Spells.

…ll say during Nausea, I didn’t abandon everyone! [“I wouldn’t listen, for what it’s worth” he also sings, incidentally.] 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 –…So on & so forth…