Articles tagged uk

29 Aug 2013 // 11:04 PM

Arctic: Three Stripes EP

Fresh from coming correct with his amazing 12" Shook/Know This Don for Tomas Fraser's visionary, London based grime label Coyote Records, James 'Arctic' Black steps up to the plate for Liminal Sounds' second release, the exploratory Three Stripes EP.

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Deptford Goth: Life After Defo

Deptford Goth has an ear for sad-eyed electro-pop hooks, a knack for synthesizer-driven production flair, and the ability to merge the two, conveniently, in his own living room.

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Second Storey: Margosa Heights

Al Tourettes' rebirth as Second Storey for Fabric’s in-house Houndstooth label sees the artist create a dense, alien world filled with all types of sonic oddballs, dark themes, BBC Radiophonic Workshop-inspired atmospherics and an unparalleled knowledge of genre and ideas from the last 20 or so years of UK dance music evolution.

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Laura Marling: Once I Was an Eagle

Laura Marling explores the consequences of being emotionally remote on a brilliant, two-sided concept album about love, the devil, and the power of naïveté.

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4 Apr 2013 // 7:00 AM

Beat of Her Drum: Florrie

This UK-based singer-songwriter, drummer, guitarist and fragrance model is poised to break through.

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28 Jan 2013 // 7:25 AM

Nicolette - “Fascination”

Electronic-pop chanteuse Nicolette bounces back with the life-affirming funk of her newest, ear-pleasing single.

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Owiny Sigoma Band: Owiny Sigoma Band

Owiny Sigoma Band is less dazzling than albums that construct themselves around cresting horns, monumental voices and a series of climaxes and dramas. The charm of it lives in its corduroy texture.

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‘Shadows of Progress’ Is a Testament to the Best in Documentary Filmmaking

This is one of the best DVD releases of the year. It's so substantial, and so thorough, that it becomes not so much a DVD collection as a small, single-subject library of film.

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‘Three and Out’: Is This Really Supposed to Be a Comedy?

Why did this UK film go straight-to-DVD in the US? I know why.

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Tom McRae: The Alphabet of Hurricanes

On his fifth release, late-bloomer Tom McRae continues to search for the same magic that brought him into UK acoustic-folk singer spotlight ten years ago.

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Ben Reynolds: How Day Earnt Its Night

A thoughtful conversation between him and the guitar.

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Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara: Soul Science

Cross-cultural fusion albums are sometimes criticised for their falseness, but there’s no sense of falseness here, no condescension, simply a set of songs that couldn’t be made in any other way.

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Truth and Other Restrictions: 'True Detective' - Episode 7 - "Black Maps and Motel Rooms"

// Channel Surfing

"Series creator Nic Pizzolatto constructs the entire season on a simple exchange: death seems to be the metaphysical wage of knowledge.

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