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Interview: Mood Rings

Debut albums don’t often come as intricately crafted and intelligently considered as Mood Rings first offering. A long time coming in its release, VPI Harmony is unmistakably the work of a band refusing to settle for anything short of perfection. It comes as no surprise then that beneath his 

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Album Review: Jagwar Ma – Howlin

Since Primal Scream and The Happy Mondays were conveniently taken under the wing of an entire decade’s worth of people who were as similarly smashed as they were, attempts to forge a crossover between rock and dance music have spluttered at best. There have been high points (the first few …

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Album Review: Cayucas – Bigfoot

Led by chief songwriter Zach Yudin, who’s reportedly had some of these tunes laying about since his days in the similarly breezy Oregon Bike Trails, Cayucas’ sleeves display their influences – and their geographical origins – like badges of honour. Accusations of lacking originality would likely be batted …

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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

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