Right, OK, so they sold out a little (a lot!) in a very successful attempt at commercial recognition, but is the Kings of Leon’s up-coming album destined to be another gravy train release crammed with high production values and mindless faux Americana “Sex on Fire” song writing? Let’s hope not.
While the newer, perhaps more chart-guided [...]
This week’s playlist is more mix than mixtape and it’s compiled by the mysterious electro-pop duo Monarchy.
A few weeks back we were treated to the stunning “Snow & Taxis” from much touted UK producer Gold Panda’s debut LP Lucky Shiner. Now the whole record is being streamed ahead of its release on 12 October. First listens suggest the somewhat mysterious producer has delivered on the early promise of “Snow & Taxis” [...]
This is the time of year when Apple launches its new iPods, as the company’s CEO Steve Jobs revealed last week. The machines hit the stores today and The Independent has had advance models, to bring you the definitive first review.
As part of a Twitter promotion for their up-coming new album Write About Love, Belle and Sebastian yesterday sent the lead single from the record to one Twitter follower (@recordingtime) who was then allowed to do whatever she wanted to with the track.
Helpfully for the rest of us, she chose to stream the track on [...]
OK, there are better videos of Caitlin Rose’s Wednesday-evening Clerkenwell show at the Slaughtered Lamb out there, including this HD one on YouTube http://tiny.cc/lh9cm. But we do what we can here at the Americana-lovers’ wing of the Independent and times are tough, budget are tight etc.
Although it has been three years since I first talked about the idea of doing an art and music project with my friends and Daydreaming collaborators, the real inspiration goes right the way back to the very beginning of my music career, and the roots lie in my continued interest in exploring other mediums of art.
Hear two tracks from the up-and-coming alt-folk singer’s new album ‘Epic’.
I was never hugely into video games as a kid so, in turn, I’m not now massively nostalgic for the rudimentary graphics from back in the day; however the recent micro-trend for lo-fi retro gaming is put to good use in this video for Mad Decent signings Po Po.
The video for “SikSikSik” made by David [...]
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