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Now Hear This: 16/03/14

We’re not really about lists. We like longform interviews and in-depth analysis; wordy think-pieces and lengthy reports. But that’s partly because we’re music-loving writers and there’s nothing we love more than the sound of a keyboard clacking satisfyingly with the sound of our own thoughts. Hey, at least we’re honest.

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BOTW Playlist: Pure X

When we first asked our current BOTW, Texan shoegaze trio Pure X, to put together a compilation of the tracks that had inspired their twisting and riving second album, Crawling Up the Stairs, we never could have expected what we’d get in return. The playlist they provided us

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BOTW Review: Pure X – Crawling Up the Stairs

Born out of a period of emotional – and medical – turmoil for Pure X frontman Nate Grace, the Texan trio’s second album, Crawling Up the Stairs, can certainly feel despondent on a cursory listen, but allow it to gestate in your ears a little longer and it soon …

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BOTW Interview: Pure X

A brief glance over the cover art for Pure X’s recent sophomore album, Crawling Up the Stairs, reveals multiple parallel strands as to where the Texan three-piece are coming from this time around. While the group’s vocalist Nate Grace is understandably withdrawn about revealing its true intentions, describing …

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BOTW Track: Pure X – ‘Thousand Year Old Child’

In a recent chat I had with Pure X frontman Nate Grace, the Texan native told me how the trio’s sophomore record, Crawling Up the Stairs, was the result of the group “deciding to make a ‘studio album’,” and having “a lot of time to experiment and fine tune …

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Introducing our BOTW: Pure X

With Crawling Up the Stairs, the follow-up to their 2011 debut album Pleasure, Austin three-piece Pure X have truly turned the emotional pressure cooker up to boiling point. While it still retains some of the seductive qualities that laced its predecessor, it’s a far harder drink to swallow: …

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