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TOP TEN SUNDAY – TOP 10 KEVIN PARKER TRACKS

As August draws to a close, #TopTenSunday looks at one particular genius. Kevin Parker is the prototypical psychedelic rock virtuoso, best known for his work as the brains behind Tame Impala, but his work with the likes of Pond, Melody Prochet and various other psych projects contributes to an exquisite and compelling back catalogue. This week, we… Continue reading TOP TEN SUNDAY – TOP 10 KEVIN PARKER TRACKS

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TOP TEN SUNDAY – TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1994

After the Speedy Ortiz show last week, we felt like we’d been teleported back to 1994 – a year where the word ‘alternative’ lost all definition. That night, Sadie Dupuis channelled her Pavement-indebted musings after Happyness and High Tide 15:47 had brought their own 90s influenced blueprints to The Cluny, and directly inspired this week’s #TopTenSunday.… Continue reading TOP TEN SUNDAY – TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1994

Features

JEFF BUCKLEY – GRACE: HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY

The mysterious circumstances surrounding Jeff Buckley’s death meant that his only studio album was always likely to become a cult favourite. In the twenty years since its release, its influence and beauty have proven that it’s one of the finest albums of its generation. Carl compares notes with No Ripcord Features Editor, Joe Rivers, on just what this incredible record… Continue reading JEFF BUCKLEY – GRACE: HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY

Live Reviews

SPEEDY ORTIZ | HAPPYNESS | HIGH TIDE 15:47 – LIVE REVIEW – THE CLUNY, NEWCASTLE, 13/08/2014

It’s 2014. Social media governs 95% of our lives. We now know that we can charge our phones with our sweat, and Manchester City and Chelsea are set to kick off a new Premier League season that will surely end in one of them holding the trophy aloft. Under the roof of The Cluny on… Continue reading SPEEDY ORTIZ | HAPPYNESS | HIGH TIDE 15:47 – LIVE REVIEW – THE CLUNY, NEWCASTLE, 13/08/2014

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TOP TEN SUNDAY – TOP 10 DEBUT ALBUMS

Over the next few weeks, we’ve got some debut albums dropping that are definitely worth getting excited over. The likes of Royal Blood, The Wytches and Banks all release their first LPs in the not too distant future, so this week’s #TopTenSunday looks at some truly superb first efforts. As usual, it’s been difficult, with… Continue reading TOP TEN SUNDAY – TOP 10 DEBUT ALBUMS

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TOP TEN SUNDAY – TOP 10 SADDEST SONGS

Morning! This week’s #TopTenSunday takes a thoroughly lugubrious approach. It’s a Top 10 full of beautiful tracks that will resonate with you, and leave you as nothing more than a quivering wreck. As usual, let us know where we’re wrong, and pick up the Spotify playlist at the end. What songs strum your heart strings?… Continue reading TOP TEN SUNDAY – TOP 10 SADDEST SONGS

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TOP TEN SUNDAY – TOP 10 JOSH HOMME TRACKS

This week we’ve put ourselves in perhaps the most difficult dilemma thus far. Whittling down Josh Homme’s work into a Top 10 has not been an easy feat, and has resulted in much humming, harring, and injury time substitutions. Some of the work we’ve omitted is quite simply cardinal, but that is testament to a… Continue reading TOP TEN SUNDAY – TOP 10 JOSH HOMME TRACKS