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In 2010, Brookyln-based rock duo Sleigh Bells released their full-length debut, Treats.  What followed was a slew of tour dates, festival appearances, and raucous moshpits of zealous fans wanting to hear songs like “Infinity Guitars,” “Crown on the Ground,” and “Rill Rill.”  Since then, the band was hard at work

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After being rinsed through the hype machine and placed upon a plethora of pedestals over the last few months Lana Del Ray’s highly anticipated album Born To Die is finally hear. Whether you know the name due to what seems like everyones constant pushing of  “Video Games” or THAT SNL

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Let’s face it fellas for the last couple of years the ladies have had our number when it comes to folk music. The likes of Julia Stone, Joanna Newsom and Laura Marling to name but a few have been stand out artists for good reason. Now The Lions Roar see’s

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Unless you we’re living under a rock or inside a locked cupboard last year ,you will no doubt be aware that a big part of 2011 belonged to Odd Future. Whether it was regarding the controversial frontman Tyler The Creator, critical acclaim of crooner Frank Ocean or those wild live

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It’s amazing what a big difference a little change can make and in the case of Given To The Wild (the third outing from UK group The Maccabees) it’s a little overwhelming what a massive difference many little changes can make. It’s been three years since the bands last record

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Trailer Trash Tracys were one of a few bands that popped up on my radar in the latter half of last year. Single “Candy Girl” crawled under my skin, with it’s slow burning pitch bending and distorted drum thumping. It’s crisp, dreamy textures washed over me with ease, creating a

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If there’s one genre the hype machine loves to sink it’s teeth into it’s Hip Hop, sometimes the attention and admiration it spews is more than justified. Other times it can miss the mark complelty, in the case of latest sensation ASAP Rocky it lies firmly in-between the two. As his debut

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When you name your band The Amazing you better be bringing the goods to back it up, or at the very least an overblown sense of irony. Where this Swedish supergroup formed by Dungen’s Reine Fiske and singer songwriter Christoffer Gunrup  are concerned, it’s definetly the former of the two.

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Welcome To Condale! The top heavy, 80’s nostalgia-filled debut from Summer Camp and Indie Pop equivalent of a fortnights summer holiday with your friends. When it first starts everything is great, the only thing on the agenda is fun and everyone is having plenty of it. But round about the

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Unorthodox film auteur, meditation guru, artist and now bonafide musician, the empire of oddity that is David Lynch‘s career continues to grow without any sign of stopping. I didnt expect much when I first entered Crazy Clown Time and in doing so my expectations were matched. Let’s just get this

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If you ever seen his work in shows such as 30 Rock and Community, then you’ll no doubt know that Donald Glover is quite the talented actor.  He’s also quite a talented MC as well. Under the name Childish Gambino he shows that technically he is quite the gifted artist,

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So chances are by now you’ve seen the fallout from this, the provocative collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica. The hammering this project has got since it’s release seems relentless and although it dosent really tie into my opinions, it’s definetly something that needs addressed. Firstly, yes the partnering between Lou Reed

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After forty years in the business you could forgive an established songwriter such as Tom Waits for slowing down or not delivering the goods like he used to. But with Bad As Me, his first studio album since 2004’s Real Gone shows that the iconic storyteller with the iconic voice is still

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The ever eclectic and highly established DJ Shadow returns with his first full length album in five years. The somewhat aptly titled The Less You Know, The Better keeps up Shadow’s (real name Josh Davis) reputation for having a broad pallet. But despite getting off on a good foot the

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After bassist and founding member Sean Stewart died last year it would have been so easy and completely understandable for the remaining two members of HTRK (pronounced Hate Rock) to call it a day. Or at the very least take a prolonged break but as the album title suggests Jonnine Standish and Nigel

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Anyone who draws influence from 70’s movie scores, Phillip K Dick, opera and nihilistic literature for their musical project is alright by me. However this is just merely touching the surface of what makes Zola Jesus (real name Nika Roza Danilova) tick, deep, dark, gloomy and with a deep rooted

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