Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend

It's out with the old and in with the old for Vampire Weekend. Just a few days before the release of the New Yorkers' third album 'Modern Vampires Of The City', they hide a handful of new songs among the favourites tonight, as though fans need...

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Vampire Weekend - 'Modern Vampires Of The City'

Vampire Weekend - 'Modern Vampires Of The City'

Vampire Weekend had the misfortune of arriving in 2008, just as the landfill-indie boom was hitting its peak. Clean-cut and puppyish, the New Yorkers were often dismissed as poster boys for indie music’s most vapid incarnation: the...

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10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week - Wu Lyf, Vampire Weekend, Mystery Jets

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week - Wu Lyf,...

The sounds rattling round the skulls of the NME staff this week 1. Wu Lyf – ‘Concrete Gold/Heavy Pop’ The most secretive new band in the country (and most thrilling) finally step out of the shadows. Wu Lyf – that’s World Unite...

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Live review: Vampire Weekend

Live review: Vampire Weekend

Just shows you, if you put in the elbow grease, you come up shining. Within days of completing the hectic promotional schedule in which this gig is nestled, Vampire Weekend will become, much to the joy of XL Recordings, the first artist signed to...

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Album review: Vampire Weekend - 'Contra' (XL)

Album review: Vampire Weekend - 'Contra' (XL)

Lord knows they have their detractors, but whatever you might think of them, the simple fact is Vampire Weekend are now one of the most unique bands on the planet. Two years on from their eponymous debut album and their much talked-about oeuvre...

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10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (25/11/09)

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (25/11/09)

This week's payload of new tracks features the "minimal, perfect electro pop" of Chew Lips, a "scarily perfect" collaboration between The Maccabees and Roots Manuva, and some "warm, woozy dreampop" from Beach House. 1. Vampire Weekend –...

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Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend

More covers than a branch of Bed Bath & Beyond, these lads, but this one’s a keeper. If you think you don’t know this fantastically gonky song, originally recorded by Belgian pop-punker Plastic Bertrand in 1978, you’re wrong. You’ve...

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Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend

Not that we want every band to have testosterone cascading out of their armpits, of course, but Vampire Weekend are a bit wet aren’t they? On ‘Oxford Comma’ they’re sweet, melodic and pleasantly tooty in a Rugrats theme tune kind of way...

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Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend

If Mowgli ever formed a band with his jungle friends, they would sound like Vampire Weekend. Just imagine: Baloo puffing on panpipes, bum-bashing in time with Shere Kahn to an if-you’re-sitting-still-you’re-paralysed drum beat. Pump in a...

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Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend

The New Year deserves a new you. Now’s the perfect time to do a Gok Wan on your wardrobe; to finally peel off those skinny black jeans that have been bonded to your legs with cider since 2003; to bin the mascara (girls and boys); to donate the...

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