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Braffrock. Rom-fill indie. Nu Zooey. Call it what you want, Portland’s [a]The Shins[/a] epitomised a distinct brand of collegiate, soundtrack-friendly cult-folk the second Natalie Portman played their ‘New Slang’ to…

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Thanks to his dalliance with the mainstream, whenever a new James Mercer album rolls around nowadays we’re all supposed to kneel at his feet as if he’s the motherfucking messiah.…

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Every figure of beauty usually has at least one slightly ugly aspect to it, so it’s best to think of ‘Sea Legs’ as the musical equivalent of Angelina Jolie’s bumhole.…

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There’s a surefire way of telling where a band is from – if it sounds quintessentially English and versed in the idiosyncracies of XTC, Squeeze, Psychedelic Furs and Orange Juice,…

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The year’s most unlikely chart-botherers continue the most jangly bid for world domination ever. If you’ve already fallen under the band’s spell, you’ll know that here is another in their…

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They tell me that this is Phill Jupitus’ Record Of The Week on a show he does on something called BBC 6Music, which sounds like a made-up radio station to…

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The Shins’ singer and songwriter James Mercer recently confessed that this record’s rather strange title was down to the fact that he’d been struggling to sleep at night, so aware…

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