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by Adrien Begrand

10 Sep 2015

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Created by guitarist Thomas Sciarone and singer Milena Eva, Rotterdam band GOLD initially sounded like a natural offshoot of Sciarone’s previous band, the late, great occultists the Devil’s Blood. As a result the debut album Interbellum, while leaning more toward a hard rock sound, was still very much under the “occult rock” umbrella.

by Adrien Begrand

9 Sep 2015


Southern California band Boroughs serve up some laid-back Americana in the tradition of Wilco and Ryan Adams on their soon-to-be-released debut EP, and a great example of that warm, accessible sound is their newest single “Keep It Up”.

by Adrien Begrand

9 Sep 2015


South London rapper and producer Conrad Kira prides himself on being an outsider. A denizen of abandoned industrial buildings, where he creates massive sub-bass-driven beats that mirror the dystopian decay of the city, he combines harsh, bracing arrangements and biting, poetic social commentary. And indeed, his new EP Rictus has a similar effect of American masters Run the Jewels, a fresh new voice on the UK hip hop landscape.

by Adrien Begrand

9 Sep 2015


Two years after their brilliant video mash-up of Labyrinth and The Never Ending Story turned heads, Los Angeles synthpop duo Josh D’Elia and Jeffrey Chernick are back with a new EP called Electric. If you’re familiar with Story of the Running Wolf, you know just how gloriously garish things will get with these guys. If you’re new to them, however, brace yourselves for some all-out, devout ‘80s pop worship. It’s high-gloss, but most importantly the hooks are ever-present, which you’ll hear on every track.

by Adrien Begrand

9 Sep 2015


Sure, it doesn’t hurt to have an uncle as supremely talented like Steve Earle, but like her cousin Justin Townes Earle, Emily Earle is perfectly happy earning her stripes on her own, graduating from the Berklee School of Music and busking in the New York subway. Less rugged-sounding as her male relatives, Emily’s approach is a warm blend of mainstream country and Americana, which comes out beautifully on “Red Rose” (CONNECT).

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'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

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"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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