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Archive | July, 2010

Announcement: The Next Few Days

So I’ve got a busy couple of days coming up, Mumford And Sons tomorrow night and then flying up to Brisbane (very) early the next morning for Splendour In The Grass. Because of this obviously there won’t be any new posts over the weekend. The plan is to do a very quick writeup of the […]

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Local Natives Do Daytrotter (Again)

Yay! Finally with an acoustic version of Wide Eyes, this recording perfectly compliments their first session and the Barnstormer shows. Get it free here.

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Album Review: Arcade Fire ‘The Suburbs’

I’ve come to realise that if I constantly compare Arcade Fire’s music to their debut album, I am only ever going to be disappointed by the new music of one of my favourite ever bands. For me personally, I don’t think anything they ever do will top that stunning debut record. Therefore, I’m going to […]

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Free Download: Ra Ra Riot ‘Boy’

Finally, we get proper a taste of Ra Ra Riot’s upcoming sophomore album ‘The Orchard’ with Boy, released as a free download on the band website in exchange for your email address. It’s a quality track, even if it doesn’t quite capture the same magic as some of the finest moments of ‘The Rhumb Line’. […]

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Album Review: Steering By Stars ‘Cables’

Adelaide quartet Steering By Stars are perhaps far too easily dismissed under the umbrella term of ‘post-rock’, a label which will immediately divide music fans before they have even heard the artist in question. Sure enough, fans of the genre and artists such as Explosions In The Sky and, closer to home, Decoder Ring, will […]

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Hey Marseilles

Hey Marseilles is a band that hails from Seattle, and make simply stunning folk music. They have recently released a remastered version of their 2008 record ‘To Travels And Trunks’, and I’ve had it on heavy repeat for a while now. They have a really broad range of influences: from Beirut to The Mountain Goats […]

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