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Unicorns give birth to Islands

  • 18th May 2008

A record store is reaching for my wallet again. The new album, Arm’s Way by the Islands is out on 19 May. I’m going to have to buy it, along with their first album Return to the Sea. I wish I came across this band from Montreal sooner. Islands are…

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Leon Jean-Genrebender

  • 17th May 2008

Can a passion for kit cars lead to assembling great music? Well it seemed to work with Leon Jean-Marie. The east Londoner, who’s family originate from St. Lucia is certainly starting to get a lot of attention. Island records plucked up the uber talented multi-instrumentalist and the world now waits…

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Grizzlies in Brooklyn

  • 6th May 2008

Is Brooklyn going to be the Brit School of America? Are we going to get bored? Not if you compare Vampire Weekend, MGMT or Beirut with Leona Lewis, The Feeling or The bloody Kooks. Its all gone topsy-turvy. Brooklyn is producing great British music. The Brit School is churning out…

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Burn VHS

  • 4th May 2008

Spent far too long looking for good music today, and failing. Is there anything out there at the moment? Decided to go back through my playlists and refound this great pop track from VHS or Beta. The Louisvilleans have three albums on their backs, and this is taken from their…

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Grounded on Elbow

  • 29th April 2008

I have fallen in love with Elbow’s Grounds for Divorce. Probably the best guitar-lick ever. Elbow’s album The Seldom Seen Kid makes me think of Coldplay, if they were actually good. They could challenge for the best British band, and actually take the mantle so many of Elbow’s fans feel…

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Like a Bird

  • 29th April 2008

Violinist and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird from Chicago seems to have quite a following in the US, and rightly so. He’s playing at IndigO2 (the dome) on 26 April, and will do my best to get to it. In fact give me a shout if you want to come a long!…

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