With Passion Pit currently firm favourites to scoop first prize in 2009’s MGMT Idol contest, it’s no surprise that tonight KOKO is heaving from the off. Yet as familiar as…

For a band that met at Sunday school, the only pious behaviour Black Kids can muster these days is devout dedication to the dancefloor. ‘Look At Me…’ is another night…

To look at them, you wouldn’t think Black Kids had it in them to make a record like ‘Partie Traumatic’. The Floridian five-piece certainly don’t appear to be copulation-crazed masters…

You might have heard the phrase ‘buzz band’, an utterance often accompanied by sentences like ‘toast of the blogosphere’ and ‘the highlight of CMJ/SXSW/insert name of industry showcase here’. It’s…

On first listen, ‘Hurricane Jane’ sounds like a simple boy-meets-girl, asks girl-to-dance sort of song, but listen closer. “I took something and it feels like karate” trills Reggie Youngblood, “It’s…

Generally speaking, grudges are bad things that – like tuberculosis sufferers – should not be held. But if the 15-year-old beef between Frank Black and Kim Deal that’s kept the…

The good times, they’re great. But what you learn, as life unfolds, is that the good times are not always the most important. No, it’s when elation meshes with anticipation…