Category Archives: indie

Sweep Me Away – Ed Lofstedt (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music can be used to do many things, evoke emotions, enhance or change moods, it can be deep and clever, throwaway and frivolous and sometimes it can even change your life. It can also be used to send a message, … Continue reading

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There She Is – Be Like Pablo (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

  From this video it is pretty obvious that they have played the off Weezer album from time to time but that’s alright as the LA four piece were themselves a conduit for earlier influences – pop punk, indie, power … Continue reading

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Scope Explosion – One Sentence. Supervisor (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

This gang of Swiss cosmic adventurers fit so much into just this one song, it is difficult to know where to begin. I guess the rhythm is as good a place as any and the lilting and luscious eastern vibes … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLXIV: You and Me – A New Nowhere

There was a point just before the music kicked in that I had a few doubts about what was going to follow. Rock dude wandering through the forest, Donnie Darko-esque creepy, out of context rabbit suit, the distant clattering of … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLXIII : Driveway View – Something Arbitrary

I’m not saying that Something Arbitrary have created a new genre, it’s just that they don’t easily fit into any one style…. or for that matter time period or generic template. They skirt around many different rock and indie pastures … Continue reading

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Pageantry – Letting Up Despite Great Faults (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

  There is a clear reverence for post-punk nostalgia indicated by this single release from LUDGF’s forth coming Alexander Devotion ep; the ghost of New Order Christmas past certainly looms large over the beats and vibe of the song, yes, … Continue reading

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Okami – Lowws (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Okami is what happens when indie music decides to turn away from the well-trodden, primary coloured and fashion-focused path and has a bit of a fling with dream-pop. Admit it, they were destined to hook up at some point and … Continue reading

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Wait For Tomorrow – Plummie Racket and The Dicemen (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is a point, fairly early on during The Lab Rat, the opening salvo of this latest e.p, when you get to reflect on the how far the man at the centre of all of this has come. At just … Continue reading

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Wyatt at The Coyote Palace – Kristin Hersh (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Kristin Hersh has spent years confounding expectations, switching musical paths when you least expect it, breaking rules and going against the grain. Wyatt at The Coyote Palace continues this musical modus operandi by delivering an expansive collection of short songs, … Continue reading

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Take It To The Limit – Del Paxton (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is something quintessentially American about the sound that Del Paxton serve up on this taster for their forthcoming album. If the term Americana has any meaning whatsoever, then it could just as easily be applied to a song such … Continue reading

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