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Video Premiere: House of Wolves – ‘Ageless’ (Sacred Animals Remix)

When Ireland’s Darragh Nolan isn’t cultivating gorgeous, sleepwalker electro under his Sacred Animals namesake, he’s reworking other people’s tracks into resplendent slices of twitching, melancholic pop. The latest track to be unveiled from his forthcoming remix album, Versus, is a slow-burning reinvention of House of Wolves‘ ‘Ageless‘,



Interview: Local Natives

After releasing their debut album Gorilla Manor in 2009, Los Angeles’ progressive indie-folk band, Local Natives have been touring the world for the past three years and settled in the studio to write and produce their much anticipated second album, Hummingbird. Teaming up with The National’s Aaron Dessner



London In Stereo Presents… Gigs Of The Week #28

This week Sharon Van Etten plays one of her first UK gigs since signing to 4AD, there are a couple of discreetly-promoted gigs from the brilliant James Blake and Disclosure (where’s our invite?!), and we’re gutted that we won’t be in attendance at Alexisonfire‘s Farewell Tour gig tonight. London


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Live Review: Sharon Van Etten @ The Deaf Institute, 17/05/2012

Like a goo-mah Soprano housewife Kafka’d into some metamorphosed cat-woman, Sharon Van Etten perches feline inside tight-jeans, sucking air through a filter of thin lips and one churlish smile. Her superb album Tramp bulges with bigger bollocks (whimper for my inadvertent misogyny) than any so-called “angry” or proto-punk band. Yet …



N57 Test Driving: Best Coast – The Only Place

A stars-and-stripes collagen plumps the bikini-clad body of Best Coast’s music like a botoxed slab of Blackpool rock. Such lo fi stupidity fills 32 vacuous minutes with headless bambi-crap that’s backward even for the picket-fence pout that surrounds its plastic ‘50s context. Coincidentally ‘The Only Place’ with its titular …