Recap: Tim Hecker, Frankie Rose, September Girls, etc.

Published on September 2nd, 2013 | by Brian Coney

In the latest installment of our weekly recap of the best in brand new music just released right across the world, we eagerly traverse and contrast urgent Northern Irish punk rock, Canadian drone, kaleidoscopic English lo-fi, American garage …... Read More



Obituary: Seamus Heaney

Published on September 2nd, 2013 | by Michael Conaghan

‘Earth receive an honoured guest..’ The opening of Auden’s famous tribute to Yeats, with its distinctive rhythm which Heaney dubbed ‘Wystan Auden’s metric feet’ seems appropriate as the poet makes his final journey back into the landscape …... Read More


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Electric Picnic 2013: 10 must-see acts

Published on August 30th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this very weekend, the organisers of Electric Picnic have, once again, pulled out all the stops to come up with a colourful line-up worth every penny (or indeed cent) of a weekend ticket. …... Read More



Recap: Holy Ghost, Julia Holter, Cloud etc.

Published on August 25th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

In the first installment of our weekly feature looking back at the best tracks that emerged the week previous, this week’s Recap features a lovely slew of swooning electronica, shady lo-fi pop and the latest, rather interesting …... Read More


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Pre-murmurings: REM and Chronic Town

Published on August 22nd, 2013 | by Mark Jones

Some records become bigger than the music contained on them. The infamous Exile on Main St. sessions are more mythologised and discussed than the music they produced. Chinese Democracy will always be better remembered for its …... Read More



Classic album: REM – Murmur

Published on August 21st, 2013 | by Stevie Lennox

Before major label deals and stadium-conquering, mandolin-led ballads were a mere glint in the eyes of Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Bill Berry, there were four men in the college town of Athens. Four …... Read More

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