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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…

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: 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…

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…

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…

Angel Olsen, All Right Now.

Just as Jagjaguwar reissued Sharon Van Etten’s exemplary Tramp album late on in 2012, allowing those ignorant enough (as was I) to have ignored it when first released in February the opportunity to play catch-up, the Bloomington, Indiana label is to do a ‘deluxe edition’ of Angel Olsen’s quietly sublime Burn Your Fire For No Witness as well. Now set for a November release, the repackage is of course to comprise such uproarious punk-rock riots as…So on & so forth…