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Premature Evaluation: Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man

Here’s a weird and indefensible but completely genuine reaction that much-anticipated new albums sometimes provoke: I wish it was better. It’s one thing if a band you like suddenly shits the bed on a new album; God knows, that happens enough. But when someone follows up a record that hit a chord deep within you [...]

Clinic announce new single and video

*Miss You* is the first single taken from *Clinic*’s forthcoming seventh album, *Free Reign* (12th November). Creeping along obsessively like a heavily medicated *Invaders*, *Miss You* is an off kilter slow jam that evokes classic *Clinic* whilst taking the transportive craft of *Ade Blackburn* and…

Hear a Track From Sonic Youth’s New Live Album

Sonic Youth: "Intro/Brave Men Run (In My Family)" [Live] on Youtube. On November 13, Sonic Youth will release a new live album, Smart Bar – Chicago 1985, their first of apparently many in-the-works archival projects. Today they’ve shar…

Jemez Mountain Hawkz – Hey-Mez E.P. [album review]

Jemez Mountain Hawks are comprised of some dudes from bands you might have heard of – Scared Of Chaka and The Shins. Their self-titled E.P. is a great blend of folk and Caifornia soul with plenty of lazy harmonies. The opening track CA-2 reminded me of The Mother Hips and the second track California Sound [...]

FUN. UK and Ireland tour announced for April 2013

One of this year’s hottest band’s* FUN.* have announced details of a UK and Ireland tour, which will take place in April 2013. The run of dates will kick off at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on April 14, following with shows in Edinburgh, Leeds, London (Hammersmith Apollo), Bristol and Norwich, before…