Sundown 2016

It’s now at the tail end of the British music festival season. Each summer we see the familiar sights: wasted fifteen year olds wrongly lip-syncing chart hits before passing out in an overworked portaloo, the butchering of basic tent building, and the glorious mixture of old and young living amongst genuine squalor and filth for…

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My Woman – Angel Olsen

UK Release Date – 2nd September 2016 Angel tenderly sails through the opening synth-infused track Intern with her soft, subdued vocals, seemingly contrasting the mundane of the everyday workplace with the recurring disappointment she finds in love. “Still got to wake up and be someone” she sings, giving an impression of the tedium she finds in…

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Blonde – Frank Ocean

UK Release Date – 20th August 2016 Four years isn’t an especially long time to wait for an album – certainly not long in a year that boasts the release of The Avalanche’s Wildflower, American Football’s upcoming self-titled sophomore, and the possibility of a new LCD Soundsystem album. Even the new Bon Iver album supersedes…

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A Tribute to Tom Searle

On 12 March 2010, I had my first experience of seeing Architects live. They, along with fellow UK hardcore upstarts Your Demise, were supporting A Day To Remember in Kentish Town. It was one of my earliest gig experiences and, ultimately, one of my favourites to date. My 15 year old self was a huge…

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Albums of 2016… So Far – Tom Geraghty

So here we are, the final Albums of 2016… So Far. It’s been a wild ride that lasted less than a week. But worry not, they’ll be back again in December to bring you up to date on 2016 as a whole. That’ll probably be interesting as well. For now though, let Tom Geraghty give…

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Albums of 2016… So Far – Stephen Barrett

Continuing our Albums of 2016… So Far is Stephen Barrett, with his picks even including a little genre tag from him. Neat, right? He also asked very nicely if he could include a few EPs, since some of his stand-out music from the year wasn’t released in album format, and God knows I can’t say…

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