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Wayne McGregor | Random Dance – Atomos, Sadler’s Wells.

…ography may not seem the most natural of fits. Indeed, the above quote came from the same man to make smarmy quips of McGregor’s programme notes likely having been “written backwards in Arabic”, after all. Nonetheless that a purported doyen of the genre should approach the performance – the first in a concise London run, comprising the next four nights – with such droll trepidation doesn’t bode particularly well for those…So on & so forth…

Sunday, Reading Festival 2013.

…ng the festival’s traditionally chastening Sunday, the desire to explore the unknown has likely been subdued by an exhaustion now approaching fever pitch. Perhaps they’d have been better off playing powerviolence on the neighbouring Rock Stage after all, their great stride from stridency toward a more melodic aesthetic maybe alienating some expecting sleaze. Though regardless, they refund those few willing to stick with ’em…So on & so forth…

Total Arrival. Blaue Blume, Sebright Arms.

…an emotionally crippling rendition of Helen and, aside from a handful, it’s all new to the few congregated down in the basement of Bethnal Green’s Sebright Arms, too. Tonight marks the nascent Danish melodramatists’ second London date, the city recurrently cited as a sort of home away from home for the four-piece whose idiosyncratic brand of hyper-melodic, oddly debilitating pop music doubtless has its admirers over here. Nonetheless, quite…So on & so forth…

Bad Tidings. Christopher Owens, Lysandre.

…7;t really proffer anything to keep the listener coming back for more as it instead lacks the emotional depth of almost anything he’s done before. It’s all far too earnest for it to really work and the eclectic nature of the album (from cod reggae, to lounge, to schmaltzy introversion) is considerably more irritating than it is enticing. If this is Owens’ breakaway moment; his artistic emancipation then I’m glad…So on & so forth…

May

…17;s [REVIEW] 19th: Slowdive, Village Underground [REVIEW] 20th: Sean Nicholas Savage, Dalston Roof Park [REVIEW] 21st: Neutral Milk Hotel & Lætitia Sadier, Roundhouse [REVIEW] 22nd: Mac DeMarco, Koko [REVIEW] 23rd: Nine Inch Nails, The O2 Arena [REVIEW] 27th: Cloud Nothings & Primitive Parts, Scala [REVIEW] 28th–31st: Primavera Sound feat. Nine Inch Nails, Pixies, Queens of the Stone Age, Sharon Van Etten & St. Vincent, Barcelona,…So on & so forth…

Match Made in the Summertime, FIANCÉ.

…dup to summer proper which, with the benefit of hindsight, was an astute manoeuvre not least because theirs is a heady blend of blithe vocal delivery, lithe guitar line and impressionistic rhythm that’s right at home among the sweltering climes of this particular season. And so as we at long last emerge from an interminable winter to bathe in this immeasurable warmth, it feels pretty fitting that they should further enlighten with a track…So on & so forth…

June

…feat. Pixies, Metronomy, John Wizards, Jon Hopkins, Omar Souleyman & Future Islands, Victoria Park [REVIEW] 9th: Blaue Blume, The Old Blue Last [REVIEW] 10th: Wye Oak, Islington Assembly Hall [REVIEW] / Tom Vek, Rough Trade East [REVIEW] 13th: James Lavelle’s Meltdown: UNKLE:REDUX, Royal Festival Hall [REVIEW] 20th–21st: CC14 feat. of Montreal, Alexis Taylor, Rainer & Dirty Beaches, Camden [REVIEW] 25th–29th: Glastonbury Festival…So on & so forth…

Adorations & Avowals Once Made Renewed, FIANCÉ.

Around about a month ago, Delaware trio FIANCÉ all too fleetingly arose to the surfaces of our attentions with the intoxicating amalgam of electronic and organic that was the therefore inappositely entitled Division though back vying for that same attention, adoration, and all else below can now be found its follow-up in the again beguiling form of For Now. This time that bit more straight-up, the indubitable Local Natives influence sticks…So on & so forth…

November

1st: Illuminations: Liars, Village Underground [REVIEW] 3rd: Erlend Øye, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire [REVIEW] 5th: New Shapes: Salt Ashes, Notting Hill Arts Club [REVIEW] 6th: The Knife, O2 Academy Brixton [REVIEW] 7th: Spoon, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire [REVIEW] 12th: Baxter Dury, 100 Club [REVIEW] 16th: Damon Albarn, Royal Albert Hall [REVIEW] 17th: Alex G, Rough Trade East [REVIEW] / Girlpool, The Shacklewell Arms [REVIEW] 18th: Zola…So on & so forth…

September

5th–7th: Festival Nº6 feat. Beck, Pet Shop Boys, tUnE-yArDs, John Wizards & Arthur Beatrice, Portmeirion, Gwynedd [REVIEW] 13th: On Blackheath feat. Massive Attack & Grace Jones, Blackheath Common [REVIEW] 17th: M O T H X R, Boston Music Room [REVIEW] 19th: iTunes Festival: SBTRKT & Jamie xx, Roundhouse [REVIEW] 20th: Gruff Rhys: American Interior, Queen Elizabeth Hall [REVIEW] 25th: Angel Olsen, Electric Ballroom [REVIEW] 29th:…So on & so forth…