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SERATONES – GET GONE

Louisiana four-piece Seratones have produced a very good debut LP. Their brand of ragged, scuzzy blues rock – which lands somewhere between Alabama Shakes and turn-of-the-century White Stripes – is a cushy blend of quivering spirit and punky, garage-drenched rock ‘n’ roll. Frontwoman AJ Haynes is the main attraction, spearheading the band with a giant… Continue reading SERATONES – GET GONE

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JAMES BLAKE – THE COLOUR IN ANYTHING

James Blake surprised us with the release of his third LP last month, and his sound has barely changed over the three of them. But, calling it a ‘sound’ does it a disservice. Blake’s music is the introspective world he has created, very much like an author or a film writer concocts a world in… Continue reading JAMES BLAKE – THE COLOUR IN ANYTHING

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YAK – ALAS SALVATION

Now and again, a rock band release a debut LP that gets people excited about music’s most sweeping genre all over again. It doesn’t matter that it’s nothing new because it’s always refreshing, and Alas Salvation will have red meat lovers salivating profusely over the rawness and precision of its onslaught. The album is powered throughout by… Continue reading YAK – ALAS SALVATION

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KAYTRANADA – 99.9%

First things first. Louis Celestin’s debut LP is sublimely put together. It is edited to perfection, yet manages to stay both cohesive and disjointed all at once. From the outset, the excellently titled Track Uno flashes funk and soul beats through a Daft Punkish filter, before beats jump in and out of time throughout Bus Ride, expertly kept… Continue reading KAYTRANADA – 99.9%