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The pop census 2012: London’s new ecology, Music

The pop census 2012: London’s new ecology

Anyone who’s been up with the escapades of Rihanna’s recent promo campaign would get the impression that the pop industry continues to tower financially over us all.

By | Music | Tuesday, 18 December 2012 at 5:30 pm

Porter Robinson: EDM is his first language, Arts

Porter Robinson: EDM is his first language

It’s 5:00pm on a Friday night and instead of enjoying a post-work beer to celebrate the end of another week I’m logging into Skype to chat to a youngster who has exploded onto the EDM scene over the last 12 months.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 18 October 2012 at 5:14 pm

Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard talks exclusively on his collaboration with lady of the moment Jessie Ware, Arts

Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard talks exclusively on his collaboration with lady of the moment Jessie Ware

The pair entered the studio for the first time earlier this month as part of Bacardi Beginnings and Independent Blogs managed to grab a few exclusive words with him about the progress of the project.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 23 August 2012 at 6:00 am

Ones To Watch: Eddi Front to Big Black Delta, Music

Ones To Watch: Eddi Front to Big Black Delta

This week’s Ones To Watch include the most beautiful song you will hear this year from Eddi Front, and Big Black Delta’s sweary electro-goth.

By | Music | Monday, 6 August 2012 at 4:00 am

First Listen: Esben and the Witch, ‘Violet Cries’, Arts

First Listen: Esben and the Witch, ‘Violet Cries’

Stream UK trio Esben and the Witch’s debut album ‘Violet Cries’.

By | Arts | Monday, 24 January 2011 at 6:00 am

Sharon Van Etten’s ’sad prairie folk music’, Arts

Sharon Van Etten’s ’sad prairie folk music’

Hear two tracks from the up-and-coming alt-folk singer’s new album ‘Epic’.

By | Arts | Thursday, 2 September 2010 at 1:53 pm

‘New No Age, listen now!’, Arts

‘New No Age, listen now!’

Listen to the first single from the noisy LA duo’s new album ‘Everything in Between’.

By | Arts | Wednesday, 11 August 2010 at 3:26 pm

Deerhunter’s halcyon experiences, Arts

Deerhunter’s halcyon experiences

I was at the Vice/Intel Creators Project shindig with my colleague Jack Riley in London last weekend. Beyond all the attention grabbing music and interactive digital art exhibits, the most interesting thing I attended all day was something far more old-fashioned; a talk by Berlin based “media artist” and university professor Joachim Sauter (right).
As Jack wrote [...]

By | Arts | Wednesday, 21 July 2010 at 3:23 pm

New music from Puro Instinct, Arts

New music from Puro Instinct

Back in December I interviewed Piper of LA duo Pearl Harbor. She and her sister Skylar make music that slots into the current wave of US lo-fi bands mixing shoegaze and surf guitars, ethereal sounds and distant, somewhat flat vocals. One friend of mine sarcastically expressed his wish that such bands would just stand closer [...]

By | Arts | Monday, 19 July 2010 at 6:07 pm

Tune Yards: live magic, Arts

Tune Yards: live magic

Sometimes, you go to a gig you just can’t get out of your head. Tune Yards, at Scala near Kings Cross on Wednesday, was one. Not that it’s easy stuff to describe …
My housemate introduced me to Tune Yards, after she saw her stealing the Dirty Projectors’ thunder in a support slot last year. tUnE yArDs [...]

By | Arts | Friday, 25 June 2010 at 6:00 pm

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