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Hear This Artist Today: Paul Thomas Saunders

I don’t know a whole heap about Paul Thomas Saunders. I couldn’t write his biography or even his Wikipedia article. I couldn’t introduce him before he gives a guest lecture to earnest young students. But he’s writing some excellent music, … Continue reading

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Hear This Band Today: Roosevelt

I’m an honest guy. And I’m the first to admit that once or twice (really not very many times though) I’ve written about an artist or a song and then never really listened to them again. But tonight as I … Continue reading

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First Listen: Holding On For Life by Broken Bells

You might remember Broken Bells, the collaboration between Danger Mouse and James Mercer of The Shins fame. If not, you might remember Garden State, the Zach Braff film that gave The Shins a chance to be heard in a slightly … Continue reading

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Hear This Song Today: Advanced Falconry by Mutual Benefit

“oh to stare into the void / and see a friendly face / and find meaning in a word / in a moment of rare grace” The lyrics above are unlikely to ever win a prize for profundity (isn’t that … Continue reading

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First Listen: Stream the new Arcade Fire album, Reflektor

If you can name a less-than-excellent Arcade Fire album then I’ll give you a special prize. Ha, that’s impossible, so I guess my favourite sweater is safe. I’ll still give you a prize anyway though; here’s the new Arcade Fire … Continue reading

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Hear This Song Today: Us by Movement

They’ve been described (in that bastion of truth: the press release) as producing ‘seductive nocturnal music,’ and that’s not too far off for Sydney-based trio Movement. They may have a thoroughly un-Googlable name, but they combine that with that rare … Continue reading

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Hear This Song Today: Home by Dan Croll

Dan Croll’s a chap from Liverpool who makes really enjoyable music. I’ve featured him here before, and he’s just released another great song—the sort I think my mum would appreciate. He seems like a top bloke, and the new track’s … Continue reading

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