Articles tagged british rock

Pugwash: Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends)

Play This Intimately (As if Among Friends) is as unobtrusive as its banner implies, but cheery enough to beg repeated hearings.

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The Moons: Live at Bush Hall

Live at Bush Hall is an excellent high-energy audio capture of a rock band's average night on tour.

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Scarlette - “6ft Woman” (video) (Premiere)

British rock 'n' roller Scarlette stars in a flashy music video for her tune "6ft Woman", which runs through a stylish history of cinematic iconography.

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Editors: The Weight of Your Love

This album is what Joy Division might have been like if only they'd had a bigger ambition and a bigger budget.

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Arctic Monkeys: Suck It and See

The nods to their own past are always brief and measured; this album was crafted by a band moving inescapably forward.

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22-20s: Shake/Shiver/Moan

British rockers stay true to their blues-influenced roots on their sophomore release.

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13 Aug 2007 // 2:42 AM

Colin Blunstone’s voice reanimates the Zombies

Of all his peers on this year’s Hippiefest tour, Zombies lead singer Colin Blunstone knows only one from back in the day—Denny Laine,

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Architecture and Morality: The Wedding Present Revisited

Pop scholars frequently undervalue The Wedding Present. If the Smiths were the undeniable figurehead for the UK's thriving independent pop scene of the 1980s, then Gedge's little-band-that-could certainly inherited that mantle.

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13 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

brakesbrakesbrakes: The Beatific Visions

The Brighton-based rockers’ newest release has fleshed out the aching melodies only hinted at previously, and kept the laughable political-punk stabs.

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One of Those Bands: An Interview With the Noisettes

Shingai Shoniwa of the Noisettes turns the tables on the Western mindset and contemporary pop music, as well as on our interviewer.

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30 Apr 2007 // 9:59 PM

Fingers Crossed: An Interview With Field Music

The Sunderland trio can't find enough time to make as much music as they'd like, but they're working on it.

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Arctic Monkeys: Favourite Worst Nightmare

Although lacking the pop of their debut, these UK indie rockers continue to evolve, turning out a strong batch of thorny songs on their sophomore album.

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The Zombies: Live at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London

Forty years after their groundbreaking, wonderful, alternatively-spelled Odessey and Oracle, Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent form a cheesy Zombies cover band.

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12 Apr 2007 // 4:55 AM

The Kaiser Chiefs don’t write love songs for a good reason. “They’ve been done to death,” says singer Ricky Wilson. “Besides, the best

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The Zombies: Odessey & Oracle

Odessey & Oracle is the weekly record, a compiling of sentiment that’s comfortable enough for anytime, be it free weekend space or during mundane cubicle labor.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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