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Villa Nah – Helsinki’s Synth-Pop Resistance

The like of Hurts might be catching the current trend-spotters glacial gleam. But with the Manchester duo's Italian brogues increasingly slotting in the...

MySpace Wanderer On Mask-Wearing Electro Enigma, Sbtrkt

Loneliness. Nerve-stealing, word-exploding loneliness. It's been a recurring theme of our Wanders so far. Makes sense, I suppose, when the essence of the thing...

Trash Talk – The Next True Hardcore Uprising

As you read this the troops are amassing, whether you like it or not. It's been a while since a real underground hardcore band...

Sleigh Bells – Lolita Party Starters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRvyBMGnrec I wonder how many Sleigh Bells fans got carried over from guitarist Derek's old band, above. Hmmm... From mathy metalcore to playful, playground chants riding lusty,...

Hounds Of Hate – Off-Kilter Hip-House

Hounds Of Hate is a right funny sausage called Stan. He makes really beaty, tottering hip-house that all has this unnerving, off-kilter air hanging...

Knightschool – Proper Indie In Hard Times

It's a tough job being a 'proper' indie band these days. Check The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart's feature in this week's mag...

Summer Camp – Secretive Fey-Pop That’s Easily Bullied

Everyone's favourite new non-Scandinavian teen-flick fey-popsters have been promising us a track for download for about six weeks now. It reached breaking point today...

Smith Westerns – Parking Glam In The Garage

Smith Westerns are making an artform out of being young and peachy-faced. They're so petulant and audacious with it you just have to stand...

French Horn Rebellion – NYE DJ Set Fodder Ahoy – Free MP3

Two years ago I DJ'd a New Year's party as it chimed midnight, and went for: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syOK6zmpOe0 Of course, it went down a treat. The prerequisite elements...

Monarchy – Concluding A Year of Pop On Top

People say to me: "Jaimie, how come pop music has managed to rocket out of the ashes left by late-'90s conveyor-belt major label dross...
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