Portobello Town Hall, Edinburgh
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Friday 04 December 2009
A generously-proportioned five-track EP, Fall Be Kind employs the same loop-based methods as Animal Collective's popular Merriweather Post Pavilion, but here used to create a more crepuscular, aptly autumnal atmosphere.
Tuesday 17 November 2009
Yo La Tengo have a certain way with a song. It can be trundling along nicely but not necessarily grabbing you, when a sound emerges that makes your ears prick up and suddenly all the divergent parts of the music come alive and the song becomes great. In their opening track, "My Heart's Reflection", it's James McNew's rumbling bass; in their second, "More Stars Than There Are in Heaven", it's Ira Kaplan's guitar solo followed by McNew's sweetly pitched backing vocal, that bring their songs into sharp, brilliant focus.
Friday 13 November 2009
Mercury Rev are the kind of group for whom Peel Sessions were originally conceived: an all-channels-open, questing outfit who took the opportunity to reassess old favourites and break virgin territory.
Friday 02 October 2009
Friday 28 August 2009
A medical disciplinary panel will consider today whether to take action against a doctor found to have possessed indecent images of children.
The Barometer: The Mountain Goats; Henry Cowell; Jade Ewen featuring Chipmunk; Lovvers; Atlas Sound; The Very Best
Friday 21 August 2009
Sunday 07 June 2009
You really have to hand it to Sonic Youth: album number 15, with the band's mainstays all in their fifties really is some time for a band to hit their peak.
Friday 05 June 2009
Reissued for the first time outside of their native Iceland, Von is Sigur Rós's 1997 debut.
Sunday 11 January 2009
Accosted by Leslie Crowther in the supermarket aisle and cajoled into doing the taste test, you'd swear that 'Merriweather Post Pavilion' was a Mercury Rev record.
Sunday 14 December 2008
From 1994-1999, nobody wanted to hear American music.
Thursday 27 November 2008
Sigur Ros, Iceland's favourite musical sons, played the first of their two sell-out London gigs at Alexandra Palace last Thursday. The band filled the venerable old pavilion with their panoramic sound to the delight of all present.
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