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Archived Since:April 2, 2008

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The Burns Unit - Since We've Fallen Out

3 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

Evict the dreary Bon Iver, invite a galley of Scottish music aristocrats (there are 2 Canadians on board), swap your choice of rural desolation to the highlands and what you get is the Burns Unit. It's hardly a supergroup because that would denote a sense of the masses entirely knowing who they were. Show More Summary

The Twin Atlas - It Ever Happened

3 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

I'm kinda of annoyed with myself at how I could have come to miss the Twin Atlas (after writing this paragraph I discovered I hadn't, memory collapsing here). I mean they create the perfect template for every song that I hold dear, namely indie pop nuggets with lush harmonies and fine jangling chords. Show More Summary

Sacred Animals, Upstairs Whelan's, Jan 11th 2011

3 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

Promoters Hefty Horse go from strength to strength (they've even branched out into compilations) and last night in Whelan's, for the princely sum of €5, offered 3 really promising up and comers. First up was Carlow duo the Holy Roman Army who sound immeasurably better live than they do on record. Show More Summary

Girls - Hellhole Ratrace

3 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

No he hasn't deserted Oliver's Army, that is unless the bespeckled one has lost 30 years and gained a schloch of curly mane. This is instead San Fran duo Chris Owens and Chet White who stretch a really great idea to nearly 7 minutes....Show More Summary

Last Night's TV - We Fell Out

3 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

The Last Night TV's story is something to behold, both inside (!, read on) and outside of what goes on in the studio. One of the more remarkable snippets being the fact that lead singer Spencer Bayles is in the Guinness book of records for having the biggest appendix ever removed (over 8 inches long). Show More Summary

The Online Romance - Ladybug, Don't Smile

3 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

Unless the internet's collective search enginery are very much wrong it would appear that Portland indie popsters the Online Romance have stalled. Last update suggested a new album nearing completion with 'Ladybug, Don't Smile' being a forerunner for what was to follow. Show More Summary

Candy Flip - Redhills Road

3 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

How about this for a period piece from the Madchester era? The year was 1991 when colloquialisms like Candy Flip probably meant a lot to much of the youth of the day (look it up). Hedonism was not confined to northern Britain but it was defined there in clubs like the Hacienda. Show More Summary

Slowwave - Pour

3 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

Slowwave are a new band from Tacoma, Washington about to release their debut EP. 'Drag Lake Sin' is a surprisingly varied piece drifting from new romanticism ('Scraphead' is particularly noteworthy) to electronica and back to more traditional indie rock templates. Show More Summary

Le Futur Pompiste - Five Hundred Heartbeats

3 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

The fab Shelflife label may be based all the way over in America but that doesn't stop them from tapping into some of Northern Europe's most precious musical commodities. To Champagne Riot, Burning Hearts and the Radio Dept. you canShow More Summary

Easter Island - Proud

3 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

Unfortunately all 5 members of Athens band Easter Island have regular shaped heads, thus making it near impossible to pull jokes about the moniker they chose for themselves. Might be a little bit harsh to do so anyway given the shimmying artistry displayed on ‘Proud’ which is the first taste from their upcoming EP called ‘Better Things’. Show More Summary

Obi Best - It's Because of People Like You

3 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

If ‘It’s Because of People Like You’ were an item of clothing it would be a slinky night dress, nothing too sexy just a piece of cool frockery to enhance it’s wearer. The song has a delicious awkwardness that only enhances it’s aura, perhaps that comes from the drifting organ which resembles those great Inspiral Carpet moogles of yesteryear. Show More Summary

Christopher Willits - Light Into Branches

3 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

Christopher Willits ain’t your common-or-garden artist, there are many strings to his bow (teacher, philospher) so even if his music doesn’t do for him what he wishes then a life on social welfare remains unlikely. His musical output is staggering, as ‘Tiger Flower Circle Sun’ is his latest in a 20+ LP discography. Show More Summary

Jonny - Beach Party

3 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

With only a smidgeon of evidence in the case for Jonny I have finally been able to get over my reservations about Teenage Fanclub’s recent output. That’s because the Normal Blake/Euro Childs (Gorky’s) collaboration sounds like things used to sound for the fabulous Glaswegian outfit. Show More Summary

CYMBALS - Good Luck

3 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

If this be Math (Maths?) Rock give me sum more please. Yes, a track from the new year and it only 5 days old (‘Good Luck’ originally surfaced last summer but in the spirit of presenting things as if they were just off the press and we were the first to mention it let's gloss over this truth shall we). Show More Summary

Norma - God's Will

3 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

This could be the Wendys from Edinburgh were it not from this century and by a band of a different name from Sweden. I instantly thought of the baggy standards when this flew into earshot but then it has a production sheen that the floppy fringe sorts wouldn’t have reached for. Show More Summary

Dusty Brown - Back To Back

3 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

Pop noir eh? Didn’t quite exist until I heard this classy production from Dusty Brown, a Sacramento musician/producer with a bevy of complimentary musicians at his side. The highlight on this occasion is provided by his sister Jessica's sultry vocals, which round off what is already an exotic piece. Show More Summary

Reading Rainbow - Euphoria

3 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

I know we will be back to them so if Philadelphia’s Reading Rainbow (named after a children’s programme that ended on US TV a couple of years back) don’t grab you on this occasion they will down the line. It’s safe to say we’re fans,...Show More Summary

James Murphy - If You Need A Friend

3 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

A good soundtrack isn’t everything in a movie but it certainly helps (in so much that it kept my interest in the otherwise quite dull live action ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’). Without James Murphy’s (yes, he of LCD Soundsystem) interventions...Show More Summary

The Parson Red Heads - Got It All

3 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

It took about 3 reads before I saw Parson Red Heads instead of Parsnip Red Heads, not that I’ve anything resembling a passion for vegetables, just a minor glitch in ye auld hugger's speed reading faculties. The miscalculations were all on my side though because this Oregon group (relatives and others) are keen on delivering perfect pop documents. Show More Summary

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