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

…ut music. He and Wez [Westley, fellow co-founder] struggle as a couple, and struggle to 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 H…So on & so forth…

Review: Merchandise, After The End.

From the very moment that Floridian (then-)three-piece Merchandise first began to make waves on this side of the pond, it became apparent that we were dealing with a good band. However, with After The End – their first full-length effort to have been released in cahoots with seminal UK indie label, 4AD – it would appear we’re contending with what is an incontrovertibly very good, if not a great one. ‘The project’ may be ‘equal parts punk misanth…So on & so forth…

Interview: Babblin, Celebration.

Last week, Katrina Ford’s Celebration released their latest full-length effort, Albumin; next, they return to London to play The Shacklewell Arms alongside Bella Union labelmates Landshapes, so here we are, stuck in the middle with an interview. Ford and I in fact conversed late on last month, midway through a “gorgeous” week back home in Baltimore. Summer, so Ford then informed, is her “favourite time of year – I’m just happy that it’s not wint…So on & so forth…

Review: Caribou, Our Love.

For these past four years or so, Dan Snaith has had to put up with the unenviable task of having to live and breathe in the slipstream of Swim – Caribou’s widely revered, and indeed wonderful breakthrough release of 2010. Of course, the London-dwelling Canadian has never been one to rest on his laurels, and has toured incessantly, reconfigured the similarly celebrated Caribou Vibration Ensemble and inaugurated his very own label, Jiaolong, since…So on & so forth…

Review: Festival Nº6 2014.

…l Nº6 is among, if not the very best that Britain has to offer, and has repeatedly exemplified all that makes it one of, if not the greatest isles on this planet. It’s a place where reality is forgone, when not forgotten altogether; where candlelit processions combine with male voice choirs reciting anything, and seemingly everything, from Motown to Muse; where long-table banquets overlook paddle boarders sailing away toward the horizon, to the t…So on & so forth…

Review: Thursday, Primavera Sound 2014.

…previously. It’s reflective of, and testament to its international success – and Primavera Sound is, judging by the panoply of languages painting the Parc del Fòrum, now of worldwide allure – that if it continues at this same exponential rate of expansion, then its Heineken and Sony-endorsed stages could soon make Glastonbury’s iconic Pyramid Stage out to look like an insignificant blip on a boggy horizon. There are no bogs – neither quagmire no…So on & so forth…

Review: Field Day 2014.

…volved, it ultimately falls a little flat. Whipping the neighbouring Shacklewell Arms stage into a rabid frenzy, then, are Liverpool trio and unlikely (nearly) label mates, All We Are. Although all too ordinary in truth, essentially, it’s excessively happy-clappy with widely lionised recent single Feel Safe redolent of a dodgy Bee Gees takeoff. Back beneath the citrusy shades of the Resident Advisor’s vast tarpaulin, Lopatin – anonym Oneohtrix Po…So on & so forth…

Baxter Dury, Palm Trees.

…Does she think she’s special?/ Very, very special.” The morose, lonesome minor-key chord progressions go against the proclamation, “All there is is you and me right now”, although speculative lyrical dissections notwithstanding, Palm Trees is most certainly the second glimpse into something that may yet prove “very, very special” itself… It’s a Pleasure is anticipated October 20th via [PIAS] Le Label, while Baxter Dury plays the 100 Club…So on & so forth…

Polar Bear, Cuckoo (feat. Jin Jin).

London-based experimental jazz ensemble, Polar Bear may well have have picked up their customary, if not perfunctory nomination for this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize, although In Each And Every One was, alas, rather far removed from some of their finer works. Nonetheless, in combining with fellow Londoner Jin Jin, on Cuckoo (below), Seb Rochford et al. have contrived something of a demented masterpiece: occupying the altogether hinterlandic…So on & so forth…

First Transmission: On My Own In Hua Hin, TĀLĀ.

Even if you’ve a vehement aversion to outré typography, we’d implore you put it on hold a moment because the three-and-a-bit minutes to comprise On My Own In Hua Hin, from nascent London producer TĀLĀ, are arresting enough to not so much command, as demand your undivided attention. The finest of three to comprise her The Duchess EP, the outcome is a compelling maelstrom of massive choruses, exotic swells and superlative, seemingly al…So on & so forth…