Monthly Archives: July 2012

Hear This Song Today: Elephant by Tame Impala

Rhyming ‘elephant’ with ‘hell of it’? Well, the song must be great. Tame Impala’s first single, Elephant, blends swagger with psychedelia and strays just far enough from the debut album. A truly fuzzed-up experience, it’s repairing my appreciation of Tame … Continue reading

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First Listen: Sleep Alone by Two Door CInema Club

Two Door Cinema Club’s first single from their long-awaited second album has been released. Titled Sleep Alone, with the album being Beacon, it showcases Alex Trimble’s vocals first and foremost, with the guitars seeming to play a lesser role than … Continue reading

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First Listen: Stream Passion Pit’s new album, Gossamer

Synth-poppers Passion Pit have released the follow-up to 2009’s Manners in the form of a new album, Gossamer. With the first two tracks already released and the third track terrific on first few listens, it seems to be in the … Continue reading

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First Listen: Angels by The xx

In preparation for their second album Coexist, set to drop on September 11, The xx have released its first single, Angels. Having exploded in popularity to the extent that a vinyl copy of their debut is even available in some … Continue reading

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First Listen: Octopus by Bloc Party

I always felt slightly guilty criticising Bloc Party to their fans’ faces. Not because music taste is obviously subjective (I don’t really care) but because they seemed like they might possess a real quality. Now this post should cater for … Continue reading

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First Listen: Apocalypse Dreams by Tame Impala

Tame Impala have announced a follow-up album to Innerspeaker,¬†due out in October, and yes it is called Lonerism as was implied by the recent teaser trailer. With at least the name keeping with Innerspeaker’s blissful proclamation of the benefits of … Continue reading

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