There comes a point in every stoned musician’s longest bong session when the idea of releasing an ambient folk EP full of birdsong, drones and repetitive tone-poems that were recorded…

You can always tell a Kurt Vile track when you hear one. He starts with an idea – one simple chord cycle – and plays it over and over, weighed…

It’s nearly 10.30pm and there’s no action whatsoever on Camden Barfly’s small stage. In front of it, the crowd is packed so densely it may as well be waiting for…

Life moves pretty fast, right? Not for Kurt Vile. The unhurried (almost) title track to his new album ‘Wakin On A Pretty Daze’ finds the slacker hero ambling dreamily along…

Kurt Vile – ‘Life’s A Beach’ Eight months on from its release and we still can’t quite tear ourselves from the snuggly clutches of Philadephia mumbler Kurt Vile’s gorgeous fourth…

[a]Kurt Vile[/a] is the kind of guy who lugs about his talent like an unwanted piece of luggage. The Philadelphian songwriter’s second album for Matador is a thing of strange…

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[b]Kurt Vile[/b]: the two words conjure images of some hackneyed prick from Hackney Wick rolling around the floor of Barden’s Boudoir carefully cutting his bare torso with razor blades while…