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Oceaán – Oceaán EP

By On April 14, 2014

Last summer, while almost everyone (including me) was too busy listening to Settle on repeat, Oliver Cean, that goes by the stage name of Oceaán, quietly started to make his way through… Read More

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Fast Years – Women

By On June 21, 2012

The Route One approach works – there may be merit to music being complex and multi-layered, but there are other times when nothing but the most straightforward material will do. It often… Read More

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Disclosure – The Face

By On June 8, 2012

In the interest of, ahem, full disclosure, I must admit that, before now, I wasn’t entirely sold on Disclosure [Twitter/Facebook]. The duo’s earlier, more dubsteppy material (in particular, the double A-side Street… Read More

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Nina Nesbitt – The Apple Tree EP

By On May 10, 2012

I wonder how many words will pass before the fact that that this EP’s creator is only 17 is brought up. In the case of this review, the answer is (appropriately enough)… Read More

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Stay+ – Arem

By On May 4, 2012

The fact that this band used to be called Christian AIDS (until they were threatened with legal action by Christian Aid and forced to change their moniker) should not detract from the… Read More

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Various Cruelties – Various Cruelties

By On May 3, 2012

The never-ending arguments about the decline or even death of originality in music are becoming increasingly irrelevant, in my eyes. What is most important is not what a band do, but instead,… Read More

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The Ghosts – The End

By On April 19, 2012

It would have been tempting for Alex Starling to continue ploughing the same furrow that he’d done while a member of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, but his new project combines elements… Read More

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CYMBALS – Sideways, Sometimes

By On April 19, 2012

Some people make music that they take seriously, pouring every piece of themselves into its creation, and some create music for the sheer hell of it. Around this time last year, CYMBALS… Read More