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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: Changing Faces, Craft Spells.

…iting for this internet to work, and reading” he says, this sort of nocturnal activity sounding in no way out of the ordinary for the itinerant songsmith. So, with this in mind, should his most recent album have been named Insomnia, rather than Nausea, then? “I think Wild Nothing did that already” he sleepily retorts, presumably referencing labelmate Jack Tatum’s Nocturne. Nonetheless, if you’ve read up on Vallesteros’ respective sophomore full-l…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: Ariel Pink, pom pom.

…s an anachronism, a calculated effort at cacophony, or a shameless parody. Pink has made a career of manoeuvring the fringes of indie credibility – the fabled tale of Animal Collective’s initial discovery of a CD-R containing early recordings in their tour van is now the stuff of low-fidelity legend. But now, with a substantial number of albums and label changes behind him, Pink is beginning to lose his lustre… pom pom is his third release…So on & so forth…

Interview: Pleasant Hearts, Ought.

…entative of this shift of sorts, “as anglophone Americans” now based in Québec, than those other bands with whom they’re to share the evening’s bill. They all have one thing in common, however: that, at one point or another, they’ve been labelled a so-called ‘buzz band’ – a term that neither Beeler nor May finds to be necessarily problematic, but as the latter suggests, “seems to imply this swell that will then dissipate. And people may say that[…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…

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

…e, but a dinner table’s worth of chairs, is “a good time to light up” apparently, although this too fails to hit the same highs as Aura moments before. “The more they tell me what feminine pop music should look like, the more I want to fuck shit up!” she then roars in a mood demonic enough to scare both RiRi and Katy Perry at once, before she’ll lazily revile major label advisors and the like in one of an innumerable number of anti-industry diatr…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: 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…