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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: 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…

Review: FKA twigs, LP1

…too, her unerringly managed bizarro-chic image makes for eyebrow-raising provocation. And, when in possession of the artistic vision that twigs so clearly is, it would be both unfair and incorrect to label LP1 uninspired. Uninspiring? Well, you can certainly make a case for that, so let’s take a step back from the smoking area for a minute or two, and exhale… Like anything prominent and of English origin, LP1 has been built up and up, and o…So on & so forth…

Run The Jewels, Blockbuster Night Pt. 1.

…f killer gem they’ve yet committed to record. Snappy, brittle beats complement guttural, hostile guitars in much the same way that the duo’s rhymes, when entwined together, far better the sum of their respective parts. And, having previously “disappear[ed] in the smoke like we’re fuckin’ magicians”, it’s fucking magnificent to see them back, and firing on all bloody cylinders… Run The Jewels 2 is due October 27th via Nas’ Mass Appeal labe…So on & so forth…

Interview: Solar on the Rise, Tennis.

…o it” Moore recalls, “but what’s funny is that we had no publicist, and hadn’t really prepared anything, either. There was this teensy little 7” label [the summer of 2010 saw Baltimore issued via Underwater Peoples, while South Carolina came out on Fire Talk] that was run by our friends, that put out our first single and that later became Cape Dory. “They asked us to write a little bio for their website, and we wrote three or four sentences, say…So on & so forth…

Dripping, Blonde Redhead.

Thought No More Honey – the comeback track from multinational, NYC-stationed ensemble, Blonde Redhead – was good? Well, you’d best think again, and revise your interpretation of the term ‘good’ while you’re doing so, because Dripping – a second to emerge from their forthcoming Barragán full-length – goes several better, combining the screwy synths known of both Olof Dreijer and Håkan Wirenstrand with the stadium-primed, synthetic mel…So on & so forth…

Review: Phantogram, Voices.

…ut full-length Eyelid Movies was first released, and this was all they could muster? Enjoying Herodian spoils as they no doubt are, Phantogram most likely couldn’t give a solitary you-know-what for the thoughts of this two-penny trudger. Released stateside in February, Voices proved an unprecedented smash in both a commercial, and a crossover sense, bursting onto the Billboard 200 at #11. Now backed by a major record label, and with a slew…So on & so forth…