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EP Review: Christian Nielsen – Get Right

Danish producer Christian Nielsen returns to the Play It Down fold here for the second time in as many months courtesy of the Get Right EP; a purposeful 3-track EP that – in typical Play It Down fashion – is made with nothing but the floor in mind. And with …



EP Review: Best Coast – Fade Away

It’s been a year since California’s favourite revivalist duo Best Coast released their second album, The Only Place.  Their new seven-track EP, Fade Away, featuring lead single ‘I Don’t Know’, shows Bethany Cosentino and multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno carrying on perfectly complimenting one another lyrically and sonically.

Opener ‘This …



EP Review: Dusky – Careless

With still nearly three-and-a-half months left in the year, Dusky have had a busy 2013. They’ve already released various EPs and singles on different labels – Naked Naked, Anjunadeep, Dogmatik and now Careless is out on Will Saul’s Aus Music.

Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman have been …



EP Review: Blaenavon – KOSO

Hampshire teens, Blaenavon have caused quite the stir of late and long may that continue, with their latest EP KOSO further instilling our faith back into British guitar music.

With sold out shows aplenty and support from the likes of BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, it’s hard to believe …



EP Review: Digitalism – Lift

It’s always been difficult to situate Hamburg duo Digitalism within a context. Here’s the dilemma. Are they lost remnants of late 90s, post-Daft Punk Paris? Glowstick-wielders of the NME-proclaimed ‘07 nu rave? Or merely Soulwax copyists? No one really knows. And actually, why does it even matter? Relied upon …



EP Review: Claire – Broken Promise Land

Claire’s debut EP, Broken Promise Land, is a DIY effort through and through; from renting studios to writing, mixing, recording and producing, this band have taken it all into their own hands. They did it all as they went along and the outcome is one full of passion, …



Interview: Lunar C

The evolution from battle rapper to fully fledged MC: a path several set upon but few conquer. Papoose, Cassidy and most recently London’s Professor Green are a handful of the artists to effectively manage the transition from stage to studio.

Now another has emerged, twenty two year old Lunar C



New video: Face + Heel – Chipped Tooth

British electro duo Face +  Heel have released a video for their gorgeous minimalist track ‘Chipped Tooth’.

Taken from their forthcoming debut EP of the same name, ‘Chipped Tooth’ is an ice-cold track placed in a deserted soundscape that allows the song to brilliantly thrive, like a sun thrown into …



Introducing: The Preatures

Austrailia’s best export this year seems destined to be The Preatures as everyone is falling in love with their debut EP’s lead track ’Is This How You Feel?’

The Preatures have created a gorgeous and foolproof track that gives us goosebump-led recollections of bands as diverse as The Pretenders, Squeeze …


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New EP: Death Rattle – ‘Fortress’

Doom-pop outfit Death Rattle have released some stonking live performances of tracks from their debut EP, Fortress.

Brooding and looming over the listener with a snarl and a sneer, Fortress is the sound of your pent-up frustrations: restrained and calculated, yet full of deep malice and anger. Sounding like …