Monthly Archives: October 2012

First Listen: Breakers by Local Natives

Local Natives have been laying low for a while, which has been disappointing because their debut album Gorilla Manor was a perfect example of a band doing everything that was popular at the time but doing it better than most. … Continue reading

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First Listen: Christmas Unicorn by Sufjan Stevens

Somehow I think that if Sufjan Stevens ever went on a date with Christmas, he’d end up blurting out ‘I think I’m in love with you‘ on the first meeting. After releasing five festive EP’s in 2006, he’s just announced … Continue reading

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Hear This Band Today: Alt-J (∆)

In the past few months Alt-J have added ‘worldwide prominence’ to their list of 2012 acquisitions having been nominated for the Mercury Prize, which could be described as Britain’s version of the Australian Music Prize. Or, you know, it might … Continue reading

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First Listen: Stream Lonerism album by Tame Impala

Following 2010’s excellent Innerspeaker, featuring songs like Solitude Is Bliss, comes Tame Impala’s similarly isolation-laden second album, Lonerism. It’s a haze of swirling guitars and fuzzed-up vocals, this time with added synth and even more abyssal depth of sound. As someone … Continue reading

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