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LIVE REVIEW: Half Moon Run @ Manchester Deaf Institute 2/7/2013

July 4, 2013 by

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By Tamsin Holleran I’d heard good things about Montreal quartet, Half Moon Run, really good things. Between word of mouth, impressive reviews and a pre-sale demand for their album – I was intrigued. Formed from an advert in Craiglist, members Devon Portielje, Conner Malonder, Dylan Phillips and Isaac Symonds have notably drawn comparisons to Arcade Fire, […]

ONES TO WATCH: COACHELLA 2013

April 8, 2013 by

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By Tamsin Holleran With Coachella quickly approaching, it’s time to get your tents packed and your itinerary finalized. Taking over the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA for two weekends this year; Coachella continues to go from strength to strength. The line-up is looking spectacular so if you’re spoiled for choice then here are a […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Port St. Willow – ‘Holiday’

March 20, 2013 by

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By Matt Hall Guys and gals, it isn’t often I am at a loss for words.  Give your best welcome, please, to one – if not the – the album(s) of 2013 (up to April, anyway) – Holiday, brought to you by the enigmatic Port St.Willow. Nick Principe (yes, it is a guy), the sole […]

SECRET SOUND SHOP REVIEW: Alt-J ‘An Awesome Wave’

October 1, 2012 by

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By Francesca Beltran Truth is, the first time one listens to Alt-J’s debut studio album An Awesome Wave, one isn’t sure of what the hell is going on. The combination of such a wide range of instruments and music styles not only succeeds in surprising the listener, but initially comes off as a messy ensemble […]

INTERVIEW: ∆ ALT- J

May 22, 2012 by

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By Tamsin Holleran & Georgina Metcalfe ∆ (Alt- J) are the pioneering foursome whose image is now synonymous with a large triangle shaped rock. They provide the most ear-pleasing sound since Bon Iver; yet tinged with the superbly dirty hit usually attributed The Prodigy’s Keith Flint (preferably when going on about smacking his b*tches up). It’s fair to […]

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