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Emmy The Great

It’s likely the prospect of a debut album from a new hotly-tipped female singer-songwriter has you clawing at the walls in a fit of...

The Soft Pack

Even with just a 12-inch EP to their (new) name, it’s unsurprising that The Soft Pack’s audience seem to know every word of this...

The Virgins

When you’ve spent most of your short transatlantic career drumming it into folk you’re actually from Manhattan and most definitely not part of the...

Jay-Z

The campaign and subsequent election of Barack Obama has brought up some lofty comparisons in the Americas over the past year. It’s a new...

Babyshambles, Roger Daltrey

Is Pete Doherty becoming the musical equivalent of Perez Hilton? First, lost La’s leader Lee Mavers pops up on his YouTube channel, singing Free’s...

Animal Collective

It’s a canny move, calling yourself a ‘collective’. It critic-proofs you in a way not even a Kevlar windcheater could, lending every note a...

Arctic Monkeys – Live in New Zealand (January 2013)

“Hello everyone,” begins the small, dark figure onstage, looking wryly out from under his eyebrows. “This is our first gig for about a year,...

Glasvegas

Forget any preconceived stereotypes you may have about Glasvegas fans all being darkly dressed mopesters still struggling with the emotional after-effects of a fatherless...

Reverend And The Makers, Pete & The Pirates

There’s a time and a place for starting your live set with a psychedelic arm-swirl that samples a song mostly famous for being used...

Late Of The Pier

Handy how, at the tail end of every December after festive indulgences have drowned any last gasps of human proactivity in a soup of...
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