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Africantape festival flyerWolf People, Howard James Kenny...

February 21st 2011

Two new singles today: Folk flavoured psychedelic hard progressive rock from Wolf People, and the quiet textured pleasures of Howard James Kenny...

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Quadrilles single

QUADRILLES, JIGSAW TECHNIQUES and... 

February 20th 2011

Quadrilles are “a semi-instrumental triumvirate based in London” -  their debut single Jigsaw Technique is the sound of a new band making some impressive first moves...

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Africantape festival flyerNews from Schnews, Foot Village are coming 

February 19th 2011

Victory for Hands Off Our Forests, the Really Free School, and FOOT VILLAGE are coming to...

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Gilliam

Gilliam, Alex Ward, Eureka Machines...

February 18th 2011

GILLIAM  - Now this is what we want for a Friday Thing Of The Day, a rather beautifully awkward band from...

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Africantape festival flyerLilies On Mars 

February 17th 2011

LILIES ON MARS are playing tonight (Thursday February 17th) at the opening of artist Iris Schieferstein’s new show at the MILKandLEAD gallery, East London... 

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She's Hit - credit: John R Spiers

She's Hit

February 16th 2011

They’re from Glasgow, they’re called She’s Hit, the video is there, here a link to go download a taste off their forthcoming album...

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Africantape festival flyerAFRICANTAPE COMPILATION, loaded with earfood.. 

February 15th 2011

They’re a consistently good label who’ve been getting a lot of well-deserved attention around here in recent times. And Africantape have a free download compilation album available and waiting for your curiosity to get the better of you.

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Knitorious MEG's Lovers' Lane

More Knitorious M.E.G., and a new EP from Spring Offensive 

February 14th 2011

The Knitorious M.E.G has attacked another street, this time in honour of Valentine's Day... and Oxford band Spring Offensive release a fine EP...

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Music From The FilmMUSIC FROM THE FILM? WHAT FILM? 

February 13th 2011

A mysterious disc, noises that make the Theremin sound normal, strange sounds from somewhere out in the desert, music from which film?

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Kayo Dot live

KAYO DOT in the UK this week

February 12th 2011

A quick reminder that New York classical  avant-progressive ensemble Kayo Dot's tour reaches UK shores (literally) this Sunday 13th, .

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Extra Life Ripped Heart EP

STOP EVERYTHING, THERE’S NEW EXTRA LIFE OUT THERE…

February 11th 2011

First fruits of the new recordings from New York's magnificent Extra Life are available for you to sample online...

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PJ Harvey

Captain Ahab, Chips For The Poor, John Squire, Mixed Doubles at Signal

February 10th 2011

Captain Ahab present a new 'fanfare for the common man'... and Chips For The Poor present... 

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Our Mountain

Our Mountain free download debut single thing, Gertrude's cello..

February 9th 2011

Our Mountain's debut single, Wooden Hearts, their London gigs, heavier than jelly... and who's got Gertrude's cello? 

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PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey, Roa in UK and Mexico

February 8th 2011

Her eighth album is a bittersweet affair... recorded in a 19th Century Dorset church, a beautiful album but the birds are silent... Meanwhile Roa opens another show in London this week...

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Letters

Letters from Edinburgh

February 7th 2011

 We like Letters and we especially like that they live up to their name and actually write letters. If fact they sent an email to say a letter was on the way... Letters are from Edinburgh...

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Sassy Kraimspri

An Early Taste of Effluence

February 6th 2011

EFFLUENCE – Rather tasty bit of work in progress from a relatively new young English band (with a dreadful name). This may still sound like a teenage three-piece at the demo stage of new band life right now, but there’s something good boiling up here...

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shrag up to stuff

Shrag before breakfast, Hands Off Our Forests

February 5th 2011

 Shrag's proper pop before breakfast, Hands Off Our Forests are on the hoof, Grow Heathrow dig in and Remi/Rough and Steve More go for another week...

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Sassy Kraimspri

Alunah, Herzog, Epitonic, Sassy Kraimspri and a bit of Magma...

February 4th 2011

A Friday clean-out of news and Things: Alunah free gig, Herzog on the revived Epitonic, Sassy Kraimspri and your essential dose of Magma...

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Tu Fawning put their Hearts On Hold...

Tu Fawnin live

February 3rd 2011

From Portland Oregon, Tu Fawning are a fine collective of songsmiths and multi-instrumentalists founded by Joe Haege (from Organ favourites 31Knots as well as Menomena) and Corrina Repp.

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Lee Walton Making Changes

Lee Walton makes Changes in New York City

February 2nd 2011

We rather like the art of Lee Walton and his interest in the subtle…

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'A' show

Remi/Rough and Steve More, and the sound of Make Them Suffer

February 1st 2011

An exhibition called 'A' from Remi/Rough and Steve More, plus Make Them Suffer's debut slice of tasty extreme metal...

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Lifeguards Waving at the Astronauts coverJACK HAYTER, SUCKY TARTS, CUTTY SARK, HOMELESS CARDBOARD,TERA MELOS and..

January 31st 2011

Rather delightful four track EP from the man who’s spent creative times in bands such as Hefner, Dollboy, and, best of all, the rather unappreciated Spongefinger...

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Rude Mechanicals

RUDE MECHANICALS? MISS ROBERTS? METAL RABBITS?

January 30th 2011

The Rude Mechanicals will be celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Metal Rabbit with a musical theatrical whirl of punk, poetry, film and anarchy....

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Lifeguards Waving at the Astronauts coverNew LIFEGUARDS album from GUIDED BY VOICES men, and some new CAPILLARY ACTION

January 29th 2011

 'Waving at the Astronauts' is the latest Lifeguards album from  Robert Pollard and Doug Gillard, meanwhile the first fruits of the new Capillary Action album have been let loose…

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Djevara Rising Tide cover

DJEVARA, the rising tide, and more than just another hardcore punk album...

January 28th 2011

Djevara are a blisteringly honest band, a raw bleeding band, a band with their frustrated emotion worn boldly on their angry sleeves. This fourth album is once again...

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Papaye La Chaleur cover

Papaye vs Tormenta, Ben Eine documentary and Roa in NYC 

January 27th 2011

Africantape's forthcoming new albums from French bands Tormenta and Papaye ...a Ben Eine documentary by Abbie Brandon and...

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Stoneage Dinosaurs and Starry Skies

Tribute album of Cardiacs' Tim Smith songs

January 26th 2011

Today’s Thing Of The Day is simply the pleasurable delight that is Porcupine Tree man Steven Wilson’s contribution to the recent Leader Of The Starry Skies album. The album, released late last year, is a tribute to and celebration of the songs of Cardiacs leader of those bright and starry skies, Tim Smith...

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Marina FagesMarina Fages,PasteModernism, plus free download from Wire 

January 25th 2011

Marina Fages' forthcoming exhibition at Pure Evil, the adventures in paste-up at Paste Modernism, and a free download from Wire's new album...

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Malarky in brixton

Hookedblog, Vandalog, Quiet Lights and Dreadnoughts

January 24th 2011

A couple of useful street art blogs, a hazy band called Quiet Lights and some polka-pogoing punk pirates from Vancouver...  

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Wounds' Dead Dead F**ng deadWOUNDS’ WOUNDS HEAL, THEY’RE BACK, THEY’RE NOT DEAD DEAD...

January 23rd 2011

...and they're ready to fly at your head once more. Wounds are back in action and getting ready to get that debut album nailed down, to get back on stages...

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Tartar Lamb cover

TARTAR LAMB, the quieter side of New York's Kayo Dot, have a new album...

January 22nd 2011

Dark, gorgeous abstract spaciousness... no drums, but slow ebbs and flows of sound. Tartar Lamb are the quieter, more strange and sinister subconcious of Kayo Dot. 

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doubledot eight-trackDOUBLE DOT DASH, HOUSE OF JOHN PLAYER, TODDLERS

January 21st 2011

 a whole lot of lo-fi DIY record label creativity, gig promoting, zine making and some rather fine new music on a good looking black vinyl seven inch…

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Ben Slow, Big Walls and new work at Tina We Salute You 

January 20th 2011

Ben Slow with paintingTINA, WE SALUTE YOU is the name of a café in Dalston  Tina’s walls are alive with art and tonight Tina will be unveiling new work specially created for their walls by three Hackney based artists; Ben Slow, Joseph Loughborough & Daniel Emo.. 

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Folk! Metal! Marnie Stern! Knitting!

Gritting!

January 19th 2011

A bag of things today -  it's that kind of day. Brutal metal, luscious timeless folk, crosspollinating Brooklyn hip hop, shred-in-progress from Marnie Stern, graffiti knitting... and an acoustic quartet playing Celtic Frost...

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Luttenbachers!SkinGraft's Horde of Treasure

January 18th 2011

 A whole lot of essential, headfeeding, in-it-for-life underground bands have samples of their work for download on the legendary Skin Graft Records' audio page...

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Marcel WalldorfA representation of the clash between...

January 17th 2011

... public and private social spheres or just a German taking the p…??  The sculpture of Marcel Walldorf has the riot cops in high dudgeon... 

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Wires under tensionWIRES UNDER TENSION 

January 16th 2011

 Bronx instrumentalists Wires Under Tension are about to release a rather refreshing debut album... 

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BIG’N, CHICAGO NOISE AND DIRTY DEEDSBig N cover DONE DIRT CHEAP…

January 15th 2011

BIG‘N – Dying Breed  - Back then, back when big abrasive noise was flowing out of Chicago (and over here things were lurching in Camden), back when Scissormen were... but first, what's news on the Shepard Fairey court debacle...?

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BLACK & WHITE NOISE PUNK OR BLACK & WHITE NO NOISE ART...

January 14th 2011

 Two things today: FLOWERS OF FLESH AND BLOOD – New album from raging London hardcore punks... 

   Or:...NO NOISE, a group exhibition of three international artists with three different conceptual approaches, brought together by the imposed scheme of Black and White.

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Real Mckenzies logoREAL McKENZIES on the way

January 13th 2011

THE REAL McKENZIES are coming over: the UK leg of their current European tour starts in just four days. This is a very very good thing indeed. The intrepid Scotsmen from over there in Canada - no sneering now, they really are the real New Caledonian deal, or at least heart-and-soul...

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LOVELY EGGS AND WASHING LINE SMILES…

January 12th 2011

 SINGLE: THE LOVELY EGGS Don’t Look At Me (Cherryade) - Look at them, a pop work of genius and look at ‘im with his sausage roll thumb, and look at her with her cloth-line smile and look at him and look at him, don’t look at me. Now if Art Brut were from the North and didn’t want you to look at ‘em all the time then they’d be The Lovely Eggs…

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The Tall Ships

The TALL SHIPS paint more lines on your glasses

January 11th 2011

THE TALL SHIPS' beauty is in their uncluttered simplicity, their breezy space that masks the complex details that have gone into making this second album so refreshingly uncluttered. Simple songs that have...

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RESONANCE FM AND THE CONTINUED ART OF LISTENING

January 10th 2011

Resonance is special.  Resonance is a unique radio station, legal and advert-free, broadcasting on FM across London (and of course streamed on the net)...Today the new 2011 schedule and a whole load of new shows kick in. There’s a whole load of intriguing new...

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NAZCA LINES, SARGASSO SEA, HAYABUSA, SUPER DISTORTION

January 9th 2011

Some new singles, some feisty new bands and another four slices just because…

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Gay Beast coverGAY BEAST ARE COMING! CHILD ABUSE ARE COMING!

January 8th 2011

That’s right, GAY BEAST have a new album and they’re on their way to Europe..... And GAY BEAST may not be coming to the UK but CHILD ABUSE are…Never mind that name, they are seriously seriously high-end progressive noise monsterists, who give the likes of fellow New York avantists Zs, Lightning Bolt and Behold...The Arctopus a run for their money...

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SECRET WARS GRAND FINAL

January 7th 2011

Yes indeed, we’ve reached the final of Secret Wars, “the world’s premier live art battle...”
   After sixty plus events, seventeen teams from across Europe, over one hundred artists involved...

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Shhh! Festival flyerSHHHH!!!

January 6th 2011

"Shhh..." the festival that (very quietly) rails against all that noise and people talking at the bar while the band is on and all that shouting and jumping around, is back…

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TIME FOR A NEW ALBUM FROM WIRE

January 5th 2011

Twelfth studio album from one of the most important British bands of the last thirty or forty years or so, Colin Newman, Graham Lewis and Robert Grey are band still more than...

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Sea Shepherd No Compromise

WHALE OIL BEEF HOOKED...

January 4th 2011

This just in from the ever-informative alternative news outlet that is SchNEWS: IN POD WE TRUST
High-speed chases and confrontations as the Sea Shepherd fleet and Japanese whaling vessels clashed...

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Wet Sounds titleWHAT ARE WET SOUNDS DOING?

January 3rd 2011

Spanning two months from 28th Jan until 26th March, Wet Sounds installs at swimming pools in seven UK cities. An open to the public event featuring live music by Joel Cahen and including the deep listening gallery featuring new work by...

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HELLA!HELLA HELLA HELLAAAAAARGH!

January 2nd 2011

This, laydeez an gennnlemen, is actual documented footage of the forthcoming Hella album actually being made. And by Hella we mean the proper Hella, the duo of Spencer Seim and Zach Hill...

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More slacking?

January 1st 2011

Happy new year

 

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Where Its At Is Where Is Where You Are

Where Its At Is Where You AReDecember 31st 2010  

"HAPPY NEW YEAR.."- not our words, those opening words of greeting are from John, yer man from the always interesting label that is Where Its At Is Where Is Where You Are records. We Organ team wish you a happy new year as well of course; this particular greeting is from John and comes with this little note…

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MORE LED BIB jazz-fuelled prog…

December 30th 2010

“Hello everyone”, say Led Bib, in their characteristically friendly manner, “The day of our new album release is approaching!  'Bring Your Own' is coming out on Cuneiform Records...

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White Noise Sound LPWhite Noise Sound and more

December 29th 2010  

WHITE NOISE SOUND – White Noise Supersound (Alive) - Alive seems to be just the right place for Swansea’s White Noise Sound to call home. The cult US label has a reputation for the slightly retro flavoured sounds of garage, psych rock, lo-fi blue...

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SAP SLAP SLAP POUND UP DOWN SNAP…

Death Set Slap Slap Slap Pound Up Down Snap

December 28th 2010

THE DEATH SET have a new single - Slap Slap Slap Pound Up Down Snap is out on Counter over here in the UK, any moment now... Now I have a strange relationship with The Muthaflipping Death Set – true, they don’t really know about this relationship, I strongly suspect that...

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Poino Moan Loose album coverPOINO - last important album of 2010

December 27th 2010

Album: Poino Moan Loose (Horse Arm) Slabs of nasty mathy goodness, and from Sarf London, aren't they? The Poino sound is both beefy and scratchy, an angular guitar between slices of fat and shifty bass with a filling of snarling...

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Burying a Ghost on Boxing Day...

December 26th 2010

TO BURY A GHOST have a debut five track EP, their first recording proper and more impressive developments from East Midlands band...


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Day off? Really?

December 25th 2010

Step away from your computer... 


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A THUMPERMONKEY ISN’T JUST FOR CHRISTMAS…

December 24th 2010

Er, let’s let the Thumpermonkeys take up the story:

"A while ago, we got a request from Houston, Texas..."

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The blended sound of SPOKES

December 23rd 2010

The seemingly effortless manner of their beautifully euphoric sound is the thing that makes the new Spokes album so...

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Zlam Dunk threeyedcatZLAM DUNK and SMILE AND BURN 

December 22nd 2010

ZLAM DUNK  deal in feisty North American indie rock, bits that sound like bits of At The Drive In, or bits that sound a bit like bits of...meanwhile, SMILE AND BURN have an infectiously uplifting album of punk pop flavoured goodness...

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FAT WORM OF ERROR

December 21st 2010

We can’t let the year end with the making of an error such as the big fat error that not covering the FAT WORM OF ERROR would be....

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