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PINKY PINKY – PINKY PINKY EP

As a LA-based friend pointed out to me earlier this week when discussing my excitement at this band, I seem to have a bit of a penchant for the breezy buzz of the LA music scene. Pinky Pinky’s debut EP is the latest in a long line of exciting acts to drop off the conveyor belt, and… Continue reading PINKY PINKY – PINKY PINKY EP

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THE BIG MOON – LOVE IN THE 4TH DIMENSION

There’s something very endearing about The Big Moon’s debut LP. In parts. the London four-piece’s brand of rock and roll manages to revive the comatose corpse of London’s golden age of indie music. In other parts, it evokes a Pixies-like knack of refining the reserved and the resounding. In addition to that, the timing of… Continue reading THE BIG MOON – LOVE IN THE 4TH DIMENSION

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SPLASHH – WAITING A LIFETIME

Four years have elapsed since Splashh’s infectious debut LP Comfort, but the opening few tracks of their sophomore record would slot straight into its predecessor’s track list without seeming out of place. In the time between the two releases, the Anglo-Australian five-piece threatened to deviate dramatically from the sun-soaked fuzz in favour of more experimental,… Continue reading SPLASHH – WAITING A LIFETIME

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MARK LANEGAN BAND – GARGOYLE

Now onto his 10th solo LP, Mark Lanegan has played himself into the form of his career. Gargoyle thrusts the throbbing electronic textures and Krautrock rhythms first heard with 2012’s excellent Blues Funeral into the forefront of his soundscapes, while his tobacco-scorched baritone only seems to get better with age. The record plumbs the depths… Continue reading MARK LANEGAN BAND – GARGOYLE