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Archive | October, 2009

You Have To Hear: Horse Feathers

So I’ve been looking at a lot of summer music lately- fitting given that I’m based in Australia, but maybe not so fitting for my international readers. So here’s a band that reminds me more of winter, Horse Feathers. Horse Feathers are an indie folk band from Portland. They specialise in sweeping choruses, heartfelt lyrics, […]

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You Have To Hear: Your Twenties

Your Twenties hail from London, and are next in a long line of artists to have generated a solid fan-base before having even released an album. Thanks, internet! In this case it is definitely deserved, however. These guys’ sound is so polished and seems to come so easily that you feel as if you’re listening […]

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You Have To Hear: The Chairs

The Chairs are an indie rock band from Wisconsin, which of course is most famous at the moment for the rather magnificent claim of having given birth to Bon Iver. They have taken the interesting strategy of self-releasing their albums and songs, and I mean genuinely self-releasing. This probably helps in some way to add […]

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You Have To Hear: Cloud Control

Cloud Control are a lovely little indie pop (a term which I have never fully understood) band hailing from Sydney, Australia. They have been creating a bit of a buzz in Australian indie circles for a few years now, although they have achieved this through a mixture of radio-friendly singles and short and sharp EPs […]

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You Have To Hear: Red Riders

This time up it’s an indie band from Sydney, Australia, called Red Riders. And it’s another real summer band that is almost certainly best enjoyed when submerged in an icy-cold swimming pool on a warm sunny day. The band has performed at Australia’s biggest music festivals over the last few years, including the Big Day […]

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Album Review: Leader Cheetah ‘The Sunspot Letters’

I first was introduced to these guys when I saw The Middle East (whose song ‘Blood’ inspired the title of this blog) play live a few months ago. After the encore, The Middle East said that they had been touring for a while with these longtime mates of theirs, who were also in a band, […]

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