Sunday, June 26, 2011

Same New Kelpe brilliance

LOUGHBOROUGH-spawned music maker Kelpe is set to release a new 7" single, Same New Era, next month.
But for those of you without a record player, you can enjoy the mind-bending video above.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Download Eve

TOMORROW sees Download Festival descend on Donington Park for 2011.
For anyone heading off tomorrow, or anyone there in spirit if not in body, here's the most comprehensive playlist of all the bands appearing that Spotify will allow.
Hail Satan, and have a lovely weekend.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Albums of the Almost-Half-Of-A-Year 2011

WITH 2011 barging recklessly into June already like a drunk in a moshpit, I thought I'd tentatively put out a longlist of possible contenders for Album Of The Year 2011 that have already been released.
Statistically, about half of them should be sitting in my rack or on my hard drive by now, surely?

  • 40 Winks - It's The Trip
  • And So I Watch You From Afar - Gangs
  • Beastie Boys - Make Some Noise
  • Fink - Perfect Darkness
  • Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
  • Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
  • The Haunted - Unseen
  • Icicle - Under The Ice
  • Jamie Woon - Mirrorwriting
  • The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar
  • Lower Than Atlantis - World Record
  • Maybeshewill - I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone
  • Max Raptor - Portraits
  • Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
  • Mr President - Number One
  • PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
  • Radiohead - The King Of Limbs
  • Rival Schools - Pedals
  • The Strokes - Angles
  • Thursday - No Devolucion
  • Times Of Grace - The Hymn Of A Broken Man
  • Vessels - Helioscope
  • Wagon Christ - Toomorrow (pictured)
  • William Fitzsimmons - Gold In The Shadow
You can listen to samples of nearly all of these with a Spotify playlist I've compiled by clicking here.
And feel free to add your thoughts below - any corkers that I've missed? Are there any of the above you wouldn't touch with a barge pole?

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