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Live Review: Volcano Choir @ The Barbican, 11/11/13

Silencing a room is by no means an abnormal feat for Justin Vernon, though this sold-out show at London’s Barbican seems a genuine delight for the humble multi-instrumentalist.

Best known as the creative mastermind behind the much-loved Bon Iver, Vernon last year called an indefinite hiatus on the band …



Album Review: Volcano Choir – Repave

Volcano Choir, perhaps most well-known as the side project of Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon, have really brought their A game with Repave. But Volcano Choir aren’t all about Bon, they are actually what one might term an ‘indie-superband’. Okay they’re not quite Atoms For Peace, but they are …



Track Premiere: Fyfe – St. Tropez (Kulkid Remix)

If Fyfe‘s original take on ‘St. Tropez‘ evoked a certain old world, continental charm with its blasts of baroque brass and bellowed chants of “I’ll be waiting, come the morning,” then French producer Kulkid‘s club-ready reworking feels far more in keeping with the coastal resorts of …



Introducing: Josh Record

Growing up in the south-west seems to have tapped into Josh Record‘s more folky and spiritual side. The 25 year old who’s now been in London for 9 years, hasn’t let the city life perturb his do-gooder ways – with a past of extreme and extensive charitable work, and, …



New Single: POLIÇA – ‘Tiff’ (feat. Justin Vernon)

POLIÇA made waves with their 2012 debut album Give You the Ghost, with singles playlisted on Radio One, gigs on US TV with Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon, and placings on Album of the Year lists at The Guardian, NME, and the Sunday Times. Their unique electro/indie/synth …



My #RSD13: Nick Drake’s Bryter Layter

With Nick Drake’s self-titled record – a US-only compilation of tracks from the much-revered British folkie’s first two albums, Five Leaves Left and Bryter Layter – getting a Record Store Day reissue this weekend, Alex Cull acknowledges the legacy of what could be Drake’s most influential release: 1970’s Bryter



Review: Ben Howard – The Burgh Island EP

Fresh from a Mercury nomination, this is the moment when the world is waiting for Ben Howard to firm things up, grow, mature, confirm all that promise and establish an identity… all that bildungsroman stuff. Everybody knows you can’t really walk the line between BBC Radio 2 airplay and a …


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EP Review: Ben Howard – Burgh Island

Fresh from a Mercury nomination, this is the moment when the world is waiting for Ben Howard to firm things up, grow, mature, confirm all that promise and establish an identity.

So, to delay the notorious Difficult Second Album Syndrome,  Howard has come up with the Burgh Island EP. Does …


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Video + MPFree: George Maple – “Uphill”

Mostly known for her collaborations, Australian artist George Maple has worked with the likes of Flume, Two Inch Punch, and Bondax.  She’s been helping others over the past few years, but is apparently taking steps into the foray of solo work, and is using the skills she’s …


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My Moodboard: Luke Sital-Singh

Upcoming singer songwriter Luke Sital-Singh talks us through his influences…

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That’s right. I’m inspired by Jeans. Well, not exactly. David and Claire Hieatt set up HIUT Denim Co. after selling their first clothing company Howies. HIUT Denim are more than just a jeans brand – they are …