Thursday, March 25, 2010

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It's Been Such A Long Time, Don't You Think So, Baby?

The new single from The School, taken from upcoming album Loveless Unbeliever due out in May. We snagged ourselves an advance copy and can confirm we're loved up believers!

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Oh Maybe I Should Mess Around With Somebody Else's Wife

Is sounding like The Smiths fashionable again? Or does it ever completely go out of fashion in indiepop circles? These are the questions on our quivering lips on listening to 'Oh Maybe I' from East London's hotly-tipped Chapel Club.

Chapel Club - O Maybe I (Official Video) from Chapel Club on Vimeo.

And the answer's yes and no respectively, when it's this good.

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Fasten Your Seatbelts

Oxford's The Scholars are learned friends who have apparently been closely studying the moody monochrome guitar pop of Editors, White Lies et al, but there's enough about new single 'Turbulence' to keep us interested in their flight path.

Perspective: we approve.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fizzy Pop

In an attempt (no doubt doomed to failure) to kickstart this site with something fresh, random and relatively low-maintenance we intend to feature some interesting upcoming acts who may be worth looking out for over the coming year, albeit ones that are unlikely to be rubbing shoulders with the Ellie Gouldings of this world in the upper tier of the charts.

Dunno much about Niels Nielsen but we found his bedroom anthem 'We Are Youth' via here and we're liking it lots. The promo is a minimalist hoot, too:

It's frothy, man.

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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Kylie Spontaneous

Au Revoir Simone + Class Actress + Alexa Wilding performing an acapella rendition of 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' courtesy of Fluxblog. As charming as you would expect.

Can't Get You Out Of My Head from Matthew Perpetua on Vimeo.


Sunday, January 03, 2010

Parallax View Albums Of The Year 2009

The usual disclaimers apply: we can't pretend to have heard every single new album released in the UK between January 1 and December 31 of 2009, but of those we did, these were the best, and in this precise order.

2. Fever Ray - Fever Ray
3. Bitte Orca - Dirty Projectors
4. I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose - Bombay Bicycle Club
5. Thunderheist - Thunderheist
6. Veckatimest - Grizzly Bear
7. The xx - The xx
8. Union - The Boxer Rebellion
9. Bird-Brains - Tune-Yards
10. It's Blitz! - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
11. Guns Don't Kill People, Lazers Do - Major Lazer
12. 'Em Are I - Jeffrey Lewis and the Junkyard
13. See Mystery Lights - YACHT
14. Logos - Atlas Sound
15. If You Were Fruit - The Lovely Eggs
16. Farm - Dinosaur Jr
17. Hospice - The Antlers
18. Post-Apocalyptic Love - The Very Sexuals
19. My Maudlin Career - Camera Obscura
20. Still Night Still Light - Au Revoir Simone
21. Blue Roses - Blue Roses
22. The Floodlight Collective - Lotus Plaza
23. Tear Ourselves Away - LoveLikeFire
24. Get Guilty - AC Newman
25. Face Control - Handsome Furs
26. Varshons - The Lemonheads
27. A Man, A Woman Walked By - PJ Harvey and John Parish
28. Survival Strategies In A Modern World - Liechtenstein
29. Me Oh My - Cate Le Bon
30. I'm Going Away - The Fiery Furnaces
31. Embryonic - The Flaming Lips
32. I Feel Cream - Peaches
33. Dance Mother - Telepathe
34. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
35. Julian Plenti is...Skyscraper - Julian Plenti
36. II - Desire
37. Fight Like Apes And The Mysteries Of The Golden Medallion - Fight Like Apes
38. Polly Scattergood - Polly Scattergood
39. Fine Fascination - Red Light Company
40. Fantasies - Metric

Use the comments box for any gripes, observations and linklove for your own year-end lists. Happy New Year to all our readers, hopefully this site will be slightly more active in 2010!

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Waitin' For The (Opening) Night

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Saturday, December 05, 2009

Pet Sounds

The new Name The Pet single is a bouncy pop choon more viral than YouTube embeds, while the promo admirably promotes the healthy benefits of physical exercise, although the sheer cheerleader chic of it makes it slightly dubious safety for work.

December is usually tragic in terms of PV updates, but hawk-eyed followers can expect a humongous gig review compendium, a long linkdump and the usual end-of-year lists before 2010 hits!

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