THE WAR ON DRUGS - SLAVE AMBIENT LP REVIEW
Words: Hugh O’Boyle In times when electronic music seems to be the only sound trending, it’s nice to hear something a little more…classic. Away with mixing desks and sirenic bass lines, in with jangly guitars and classic blues – a primitivism The War On Drugs seem to reverence quite dearly to their hearts. Believably, now second album Slave Ambient has many uncanny...
I tried hard, accomplished two months in fact; but I can’t resist - The War On Drugs ‘Slave Ambient’ review coming up soon. This is going to prove to be hard reviewing an LP this old.
James Blake - Enough Thunder EP Review
Words: Hugh O’Boyle Here, in what is now effectively the beginning of the end to no less than a great year of music, it feels only decent to gratify James Blake’s transcendent efforts. He has well and truly established the new of 2011, leaving an undeniable perpetual stain in the ‘How To Make Computer Music’ textbooks to come. Blake has released a collection of...
Tim Hecker, brilliance. →
CAUGHT LIVE: NME RADAR TOUR, EXETER PHOENIX, 2ND...
Words and Photo: Hugh O’Boyle Yes, it’s that time of year again – NME Radar Tour. Previously followed by such credibilities as Crystal Castles, Hurts and Anna Calvi, the three week tour has a reputation for producing some of the best new bands around, not forgetting Everything Everything who in September this year were nominated for the Barclay Mercury Prize itself. Unlike...