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Haim – Don’t Save Me

Haim – Don’t Save Me

  • 21st January 2013

Haim, the quirky sisters-three from LA, promise to ride the hype with their Fleetwood Mac inspired pop and become a rip-roaring smash.

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Tristen – Eager for your Love

Tristen – Eager for your Love

  • 14th January 2011

By no means planned, here is my second Americana post of the week. Maybe it’s my own personal way of trying to stave off the apparent brit-pop revival that’s around the corner. Please, don’t let it happen. With a slightly more conservative approach compared to Jessica Lea Mayefield, my last…

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Dusty Brown – This City is Killing Me

Dusty Brown – This City is Killing Me

  • 23rd October 2010

I’m nearly 10 years too late to be excited about Dusty Brown, but I won’t let that stop me.  Dusty Brown are a Sacramento based family trio made up of Zac, Jessica and of course Dusty Brown himself. Their live shows, begun some 10 years ago, have already brought them local music awards in Sacramento….

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Baiana System – Jah Jah Revolta – Song for the Weekend

Baiana System – Jah Jah Revolta – Song for the Weekend

  • 15th October 2010

I love Twitter. No, not because you end up reading lots of little sentences about people’s unfulfilled lives. It’s because you can find music which you would not otherwise have ever found before. So I was delighted to hear through a Guardian Music Tweet about the Musical Alliance Pact (MAP)…

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First Aid Kit cover Fever Ray’s When I Grow Up

First Aid Kit cover Fever Ray’s When I Grow Up

  • 28th September 2010

Karin Dreijer Andersson‘s music has already propelled the likes of Jose Gonzales to stardom with his cover of one of my favourite songs, The Knife‘s Heartbeats – and now it seems to be the turn of First Aid Kit. The Swedish folk duo have just released a cover of Fever…

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Breakfast in Fur

Breakfast in Fur

  • 25th September 2010

The creative juices can flow at the worst times – I’ve irked many a neighbour at 3 in the morning perfecting a few bars of music. Maybe it’s the rush of adrenaline from the fear that an irate pyjama clad person may knock on my door and shoot my face…

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