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Levon Vincent: Levon Vincent

Levon Vincent has always packed plenty of verbiage into his singles. Even his simplest tracks are witty reactions to house and techno convention, full of stylish turns of phrase and vivid colloquialisms borrowed from both his native New York and his adopted home of Berlin. 246 more words

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Purity Ring: Another Eternity

Purity Ring are the Canadian duo Megan James (singer) and Corin Roddick (producer) and they became famous making electronic pop with a twisted sense of space and dynamics. 239 more words

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The Pop Group: Citizen Zombie

The Pop Group’s music is deceptively complex, the impact slams into you like a twenty-foot crocodile, twisting away, then coming back over and over, jackhammering at you, nagging, wailing, pleading, crying and … gulp, harmonising… 187 more words

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Dutch Uncles: O Shudder

Dutch Uncles main attraction is their strange, new and experimental music, similar to bands like Wild Beasts, Django Django and Everything Everything. Admirably, this latest album sees them devoting their music to themselves rather than the charts, and interesting their brand of indie pop feels somewhat progressive, in that the songs flow best in the context of the full album and really only germinate with repeat listens. 158 more words

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Spotlight on...Hattie Briggs' UK tour in support of Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Behind The Scene Gloucestershire favourite Hattie Briggs heads out on tour in March with Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman:

The Stroud based 21 year-old singer-songwriter was nominated for the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in February 2014.  620 more words

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Steven Wilson: Hand. Cannot. Erase.

Hand. Cannot. Erase. is a concept-based album inspired by the real-life story of Joyce Vincent who died alone and whose body lay undiscovered for two years, surrounded by undelivered Christmas presents. 236 more words

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Carl Barât And The Jackals: Let It Reign

With a Leonard Cohen-style delivery fused with a Lydon bark, he’s still without his fellow The Libertines foil, Pete Doherty, whose absence on this record is still felt; it’s a bit like Torvill without Dean, Flanagan without Allen or, to stretch the simile even further, Lennon without McCartney (which as it turned out was no bad thing). 177 more words

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