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Nick Hakim, Jamie Isaac, King Tut’s

A decidedly woozy and weak-kneed witching hour was to be had compared to other nights at King Tut’s. Muddy-coloured beanies, lopping corduroy shirts, and soft, pasty vocals all came together in a show of a jazz-shaded, well-oiled coin – on the head(line) side was Nick Hakim while Jamie Isaac ensured it was a tail(or) made […]

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Horsey – A Wicked Midnight Snack

Don’t paint them in pantomime, for behind Horsey’s zippy jackets and the salacious lights of their shows lies their wizardry. Like the hidden bauble round the back of the Christmas tree, Horsey lies in wait for anyone willing to delve into their kinky musical microcosm. They are something of an anomaly.Like the proverbial hidden bauble, […]

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Albums of the Summer: The Babe Rainbow, ‘The Babe Rainbow’

Ironically branding themselves as “loverboys of bourgeois”, The Babe Rainbow, with their straggly hairdos, bareskinned feet, sitars, and harem pants, come closer to naturism than to conventionality. Clips of the band are likely to feature patchwork quilts, lily pads, and ruffle shirts. However, their misty-eyed style is genuine. A product of New South Wales’ green […]

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Myth 002 – Ariel Pink and Weyes Blood

In Ariel Pink’s latest 13-minute morsel, Myths 002, recorded in collaboration with Natalie Mering (aka Weyes Blood), a medley of sounds converge in a curious gulch somewhere between serenity and bizarreness. Such peculiarity comes as no surprise as both artists are quirky to say the least. With Natalie a former member of the conspicuously names  […]

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Black Sabbath’s final performance in Glasgow

Although if propped up in a wheelchair, being shuffled about the place by Sharon, Ozzy with his drooped, rumpled face would not look too out of place in your local Bupa care home, onstage this true rock legend still sounds like that spiky, yawping young Brummie who brought heavy metal to thr world. Likewise, Tony […]

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Laura Marling – ‘Wildfire’

4 /5 stars Ahead of her upcoming album Semper Femina, Laura Marling has released a beautiful, fluttering little taste of what’s to come in the form of ‘Wild Fire’. Whilst still possessing the shy vulnerability of past albums, this single reflects a more fearless, mature Marling whose Norah Jones-esque vocals ooze a graceful confidence. The […]

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Brian Jamestown Massacre – Third World Pyramid

“The foundation of the pyramid is under the desert sand, and never sees a starry sky”: Anton Newcombe embodies his own quote. The creative and spiritual father of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, has for over 25 years forged a streaming genre of chromatic psychedelia which underpins and inspires the ‘pyramid’ of modern rock ‘n’ roll. […]

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DMA’s: Britpop straight from Australia

21st Oct @ Belle Angele In 2014 the somewhat elusive, introverted and unruffled threesome DMA’s burst into an Aussie music scene drowsed by a sticky, loafing glut of electronica and neo-soul, bringing with them bolshy, gushing 90s-like tunes. Often likened to Oasis, with a ‘Madchester-like’ presence and grunge swagger, they soon found their way right […]