Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
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Friday 27 February 2009
Tuesday 24 February 2009
Sunday 08 February 2009
Beardy orchestral folk-rock best listened to in front of a crackling log fire... it would be all too easy to dismiss Calgary's Woodpigeon as just another band looking to infiltrate Fleet Foxes' den.
Tuesday 20 January 2009
Coldplay and Duffy were the headliners, with four nominations each.
Sunday 11 January 2009
In normal circumstances, an acoustic solo album by the drummer with an alt-country act could expect to shift four figures.
Monday 05 January 2009
Classical imagery is the newest idea in album cover design, judging by the winners of this year's Best Art Vinyl award.
Sunday 28 December 2008
Friday 19 December 2008
Santogold [aka the American singer Santi White] is a real icon; amazing songs, fantastic style and she's innovative too. I'm really envious of her writing; especially stuff like "L.E.S. Artistes", which she wrote about all the posers in the Lower East Side of New York. The production on her [self-titled] album is brilliant and she's a great live performer. Talk about the whole package!
Sunday 07 December 2008
The Junction in Cambridge is a nondescript venue: a white box, plonked in the middle of a retail park surrounded by gaudy chain restaurants, overlooked by a terrifying giant snowman. This is all that Fleet Foxes – Seattle's greatest musical export since you-know-who – will see of the city, but they're probably too exhausted to care, having already completed a dozen or so dates on their sold-out UK tour. Backstage in a dressing-room, marvelling at the hundreds of penis drawings on the walls, lead singer and songwriter Robin Pecknold sighs long and hard.
Friday 25 July 2008
Friday 13 June 2008
"Hello, we're U2!" yells one of the Fleet Foxes. "We're going to play all the hits." The crowd fall about laughing. It's a funny joke, but not that funny – and it's a neat reminder of how little the Seattle five-piece have to try tonight. Their acclaimed eponymous debut album of spooked, baroque Americana has only just been released, but it's won over ULU's sell-out crowd before the band even step on stage.
Friday 13 June 2008
Sunday 08 June 2008
'Mojo' has already declared them "America's next great band", so it's difficult to know what to add to the welter of positive press that has greeted Seattle's Fleet Foxes since their lovely 'Sun Giant' EP.
Friday 25 April 2008
Seattle quintet Fleet Foxes were the surprise hit of this year's SXSW Festival – and no wonder, if this sublime debut is anything to go by.
Friday 02 February 2007
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