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Meg Myers

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I suppose it could be difficult to believe when we say it’s not often that a band really grabs our attention. As an internet ‘filter’ for new music, a term coined by many… Continue reading

Vive La France @ The Hope

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It came as a surprise that Newcastle act Polarsets were headlining the first Vive La France night this year at The Hope. That is until after a little digging, the reason’s became apparent.… Continue reading

Jhameel

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Jhameel has a background so interesting it is probably included in most articles concerning his exciting brand of pop. The story starts (we think) with him joining the United States army, being able… Continue reading

Missing Andy @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar

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The name may well ring a bell. That’s most probably due to Missing Andy’s success on Sky 1’s “Must Be The Music” last year. Or it could simply be because you’ve been listening… Continue reading

Folks

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I don’t know whether I had heard Avalanche by Folks some time ago, clocked it as a great song, and subsequently completely forgot about them, or whether the wave of familiarity and quality… Continue reading

Icarus Youth

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, but acts that cross and fuse genres always grab our attention. As you may have guessed where this is going, Icarus Youth do just… Continue reading

Vows

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Naysayers (Mr Guardian and Mr NME, we’re looking at you) are proclaiming the days of guitar bands are over. My question for you though, is exactly how much post-dub, chill wave, day-glo, lo-fi… Continue reading

Toro Y Moi @ Coalition

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You’d probably be forgiven for expecting Toro Y Moi, playing Coalition as part of the South coast’s ‘Viva La France’, to be another French producer set to carry the electro torch. As a… Continue reading

Michael Kiwanuka @ The Hope

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Michael Kiwanuka’s place on the BBC’s ‘Sound of 2011’ was a pretty safe bet. Somehow, he has managed to capture a strong online audience, as well as an even stronger radio following. A… Continue reading

Courts

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We’re big fans of genre fusing at HMCMB. Maybe it’s because it’s easy to write about, maybe it’s because we’ve had our share of landfill indie, or maybe it’s just because it sounds… Continue reading

HMCMB’s Songs Of 2011

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2011 has been a big year for us at HMCMB. We like to use these posts as a way of wrapping up all the new things that have been going on, and hope… Continue reading

Two Wounded Birds @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar

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Two Wounded Birds are truly the British equivalent to the USA’s Brooklyn based vintage surf pop dreamers, The Drums. They share a similar love for 50/60s throwbacks, conventional pop structure and cliched song… Continue reading