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Rich Morris

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Cut Pieces: Tribute To Yoko Ono - Various Artists

Tribute compilations, where different acts (often a bunch of names on the same label) cover songs by one artist or band are, almost by definition, a mixed bag. You might well find your favourite broken-hearted indie-pop weepy has been brutalised i...


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D R Pautsch

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Archive Series Volume 1 - Iron & Wine

Sam Bean has been delivering porcelain like moments of music for some time now. His recent forays may be a departure but he has made a niche of provoking emotions using sparse arrangements and lyrics that wound.  This is the first in ...


Gig Review

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Andy Brown

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Brudenell Social Club Leeds, UK - February 25, 2015 - Deerhoof

Bad weather and long days can sap anyone’s energy, so it’s good to know that San Francisco’s Deerhoof has rolled into town with a well needed dose of energetic, sonic insanity. Active since 1994 and with 13 albums to their name, ...


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Hayden Harman

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EarthEE - THEEsatisfaction

Black spiritual music in America has always dealt with the other-worldly. From fervent gospel hymns praising heaven to Sun Ra’s Space is the Place to George Clinton’s planetary funk, imagining a futuristic world far more advanced ...


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Kevin Orton

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Bowery Ballroom, New York - February 23, 2015 - Timber Timbre

The last two Timber Timbre records have given me what I’ve been begging for from today’s indie bands. Atmosphere, suspense, melody, a literate tongue and cheek humor. Not to mention a refreshing lack of self-consciousnes...