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Saturday 06 July 2013
Though Daughn Gibson’s second album has many qualities (tumbleweed atmospherics, understated exotica, country-soul song structures which recall Lambchop and Serge Gainsbourg), chief among them is the voice of the 6ft 5in former trucker itself.
Friday 18 January 2013
Chelsea Light Moving is the latest project from Sonic Youth man Thurston Moore. His new four-piece outfit has been slowly gestating in the last year or so, throwing out occasional songs and now emerges with some strong words: "The band is ready to detonate any birthday party, wedding or hullaboo in any country, planet or stratosphere that doesn't support right-wing extremist NRA sucking bozo-ology." The onslaught begins on 4 March when they release their self-titled first album through Matador. Ahead of that they've sent out "Empire of Time", an attacking track from the LP with guitar tones, chimes and crunching riffs. Find it at ind.pn/13yxIOL.
Saturday 12 January 2013
Strip this bootlegger tale of its extreme violence and what you're left with is one of those hokey, cliché-ridden afternoon TV movies.
Sunday 06 January 2013
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Saturday 11 August 2012
A standout performer at last year's Rain Dogs Revisited tribute to Tom Waits at the Barbican, Camille O'Sullivan is an ingenious interpreter of bold material on this studio debut.
Sunday 25 March 2012
Grinderman, the bestial, Birthday Party-esque outlet for Nick Cave's id, are not obvious candidates for a remix album.
Sunday 05 February 2012
Not a blues album, but an album borrowing heavily from the bank of blues tonality: minor keys, draggy tempos, undecorated structures, an implicit sense of what it is to be enslaved.
Wednesday 20 April 2011
The sun was the perfect way to show off the springtime wisteria on this building in London, where temperatures soared to 25C yesterday. The warm weather is set to continue for much of the UK over the Easter weekend, according to weather forecasters, and with a couple of weeks still to go there is already speculation that this month could prove to be the warmest April on record.
Sunday 26 September 2010
Tuesday 19 January 2010
Friday 15 January 2010
Rummaging through a bag of old cassettes, singer/guitarist Cypress Grove came across one mysteriously marked "JLP Songs".
Sunday 10 January 2010
A "tribute" album of sorts, to the late Jeffrey Lee Pierce of the Gun Club; except that in place of individual artists doing new interpretations of JLP songs, a coterie of friends combine to finish a batch of tunes demoed roughly by Pierce with one Cypress Grove.
Friday 08 January 2010
"Not what you expect. McCarthy's book is heavy on gloom and punishing to the last. Cave and Ellis's score, though, seems fixated on those thin shafts of sunlight... it could have been bleak, monochromatic even – but in the hands of Cave and Ellis, hope springs eternal." - bbc.co.uk/music
Sunday 03 January 2010
Cave and his beardy Bad Seeds/Grinderman sidekick Warren Ellis have become prolific soundtrack composers of late, as shown by 2009's White Lunar, a retrospective collection that has, to be frank, probably been heard more often than the accompanying films were seen.
Sunday 20 September 2009
Nick Cave's cult classic has been published in a 20th-anniversary edition, to coincide with the release of his second novel. And the Ass Saw the Angel has been, reads the press release, "completely revised... cut down and reorganised by the author so the plot is clarified and the characters stand out more clearly. The book retains all its brilliance but is more accessible to the general reader." It is Cave's inaccessibility and strangeness which is so attractive, yet there is something about this material which seems so alive that it struggles out of the confines of the page.
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