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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…

Interview: Let’s Grow, Gulp.

…ve been born this side of border has some special gene that gives them [a predilection for] a particular kind of music.” But cognisant of his beginnings, he recognises that he is something of “a product of a scene I grew up in, which is the ’Furries, and Gorky’s, and music with a psychedelic pop leaning to it.” He continues to tell of how Leven first wound up in Cardiff partly due to her enduring penchant for the ’Zygotic Mynci, as well as the ’F…So on & so forth…

Review: Wireless Festival 2014.

…stined never to outgrow the dross that’s now known as his stock-in-trade… “I definitely wanted to become a musician” said Italo disco godfather, Giorgio Moroder of Giorgio by Moroder. “Not only play music, but compose music” he continued, although this afternoon, not only does he solely perform the former, but he totally desecrates his own legacy in a little under an hour as well. Post-Angel Haze, the Pepsi Max Stage empties considerably, c…So on & so forth…

Joining the Dots: “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!” Jabberwocky Fallout.

…point that, in spite of the ire (justifiably) thrown the way of ATP this past weekend, its employees are devout music fans and aficionados who work harder than many, for less than most, in order to host what have by and large been not only memorable, but frequently magical shows in their fifteen-year history. I can of course understand, and completely empathise with those who were left out of pocket when refunds were anything but forthcoming, an…So on & so forth…

Interview: Babblin, Celebration.

…OK.’ I wasn’t gonna turn down the opportunity to work with these guys, ’cause they’ve changed my opinion on the music business, and the people who do it, completely. They are just such genuine sweethearts, and music lovers, that I’m just happy to be friends with these people, y’know? It’s cool; it’s totally different.” Reverting to the record itself, rather than the label, Razor’s Edge – the first track, and indeed the most recently conceived –…So on & so forth…

Interview: Hangin’ On, Sean Nicholas Savage.

…trying to do a throwback…” Of that there is no denying, and nor can his self-diagnosed identification as a musical pariah in kind be cogently refuted: “I’m sort of an outsider right now – I’m not really pop music today.” He continues, conversely recalling the “indie influence” of Summer 5000, likening old albums to photographs taken at a similar time. “You’re always gonna look back and be like, ‘Oh my God – look what I’m wearing!’ But it’s…So on & so forth…

Review: Phantogram, Voices.

Emerging players amid the indietronica zeitgeist, Phantogram and their self-proclaimed ‘street-beat’ stylings couldn’t be any more ‘in’ right now. They look the part, appearing like a bohemian’s answer to Beauty and the (beardy) Beast, and they sound it, too. With its alchemical blend of crystalline vocals, head-bobbing beats and J Dilla-evoking samples, Voices is an unquestionably trendy album. But it’s also dull. So very dull…So on & so forth…

Interview: Walking Into The Wilderness, Gruff Rhys.

…rative. But, as he continues to tell of an enduring fascination with Caetano Veloso’s Tropical Truth: A Story Of Music And Revolution In Brazil, and the way in which such writings can “outstay the memory”, it becomes apparent that his music has done, and continues to do just that. He’s reluctant to compare himself with the Brazilian virtuoso, although unlike, say, seminal 2006 compilation Tropicália: A Brazilian Revolution in Sound, he relishes “…So on & so forth…

Review: Sunday, Latitude 2014.

Come Sunday, and due to flight delays the previous day, ’90s mainstays James pack out the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage. Owing to there being no other performers of a musical persuasion on at that particular time, the Mancunians play to a far greater assembly than they might have otherwise, and as such, so many hear, if rarely see them from the most suitable of spots: sat down outside the tent. By contrast, Atomic Bomb! Who Is William Onyeabor? is a s…So on & so forth…

Review: Reading Festival 2014.

…lights of times past, but few are better equipped to guide you through the hinterlandic nether zones of neoteric music than they… High street house music continues to emanate from the Dance Stage, with Annie Mac thus onto a winner more or less by default. Oddly enough, although ostensibly sold out, this is the only area in which Reading Festival 2014 really seems it, with Netsky (inconceivably) preferred to Queens of the Stone Age by many….So on & so forth…