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New Track: Addict - Louis Baker

LOUIS BAKER has leaped onto NEW LEASE MUSIC’s midweek hotspot with his most soulful single to date, ‘Addict’.

This increasingly popular New Zealand artist evokes classic soul through a seductive ‘70s bass groove and Motown-esque guitar stabs, which showcases a mellifluous vocal range and primal R&B scream. 63 more words

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Soulwax - FROM DEEWEE / Clash Magazine

‘Maybe the less processed sound is a direct result of how it’s produced (all recorded in one live take). However opener ‘Present Tense’ – with its sparkling and crystal-clear arpeggios – feels like a statement of a purposeful tilt towards luxury.

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Check 'Em Out: West Of The Sun

Full of psych-guitar jangle and swaggering percussion
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West Of The Sun are an indie rock band formed in Derby, 2013. Their story began in a flat above a pub in Derby when lead singer Luke met fellow university student and guitarist/songwriter Michael, the pair bonding almost instantly over everything from bands such as the Doors and Interpol to supporting championship football teams. 179 more words

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Simian Mobile Disco - Welcome To Sideways / Clash Magazine

While there are more than enough spells of enjoyment to be found in this release (its late-on ambience is delectably expansive, for instance) there’s not enough to forward-catapult Simian Mobile Disco’s 13-year evolution.

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Simple Things Festival / Clash Magazine

‘Between Bobby’s Fish ‘n’ Chip Shop and a weary employment centre, lives Christmas Steps – the beating heart of the festival calendar’s black sheep, Simple Things.

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Factory Floor - 25 25 / Clash Magazine

‘What’s particularly clear about ’25 25’ by the time you reach its title-track, a jittering and pitch-bent slap hazard sort of interlude (that ultimately leads nowhere), is a focus on an urgent, throbbing pulse.’ Factory Floor – 25 25 / Clash Magazine

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