altered hours 2013

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



David Bowie: The Night Before

Published on August 15th, 2013 | by Will Murphy

So, David Bowie came back this year with his finest album in about two decades. There is a pretty solid consensus as to when Bowie went awful, but the jury is still out on exactly when he …... Read More

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