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Daughter – Live

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Oh, how much things can change in two years. The last time I saw Daughter play in Cambridge they were supporting Benjamin Francis Leftwich at ARU. There was only two of them then:… Continue reading

Bestival – A Preview

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We’re off to Bestival in a couple of weeks time. We’re pretty excited. Hopefully a few of you might be there too. In that hope we’ve compiled a brief shortlist of acts that… Continue reading

Swim Deep – Where The Heaven Are We?

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Where The Heaven Are We? That is the question posed by the title of Swim Deep’s debut album. If the following eleven tracks are anything to go by, then the answer is: on… Continue reading

Eliza And The Bear – Friends

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Eliza And The Bear are still really good at making music. Their latest single Friends is another infectious gem. Nothing new there then. What is rather more novel, is that we are writing… Continue reading

COASTS

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The internet does funny things with geography. I first heard COASTS on Sunset’s Lay Me Down tape (which you should definitely download). Oceans is three and a half minutes of sun-soaked brilliance. I figured Sunset had picked up… Continue reading

Josh Kumra

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Josh Kumra first hit the scene back in 2011. He landed with a splash. More specifically, at number one with Don’t Go. It was a collaboration with Wretch 32 and a hard act to follow.… Continue reading

Everything Everything – Arc/Live

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Everything Everything were one of  the first bands we ever interviewed. You may think that is more indicative of our youth than their maturity. Not necessarily. Arc shows just how much a band can grow up… Continue reading

To Kill A King – Cannibals With Cutlery

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“A cannibal with cutlery is a cannibal still” sings Ralph Pelleymounter on the eponymous track from To Kill A King’s debut album. It’s not hard to see that as a commentary on modern… Continue reading

Kodaline – High Hopes/Live

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Kodaline were first featured here back in October. Since then they’ve sound-tracked Google’s 2012 Zeitgeist, featured on the BBC Sound Of 2013 long list and been snapped up by Sony. Its been a… Continue reading

George Ezra

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Looks can be deceiving. George Ezra is a reminder of that. You would never match his face to his voice. Young, blonde and fresh-faced to wise, dark and gravelly. Its the sort of voice… Continue reading

Eliza & The Bear

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This post should have been written a long time ago. It should have been written before we included Brothers Boat on our Songs Of 2012. It should have been written in December when we received a charmingly… Continue reading

The Strypes – A Brighton Preview

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The Strypes appeared in the email inbox earlier this week. They’re playing at The Hope in Brighton this Saturday. By the sounds of things we should probably have heard of them before now.… Continue reading