Archive: November 2010

I was thinking about Those Dancing Days at the weekend. Was wondering when we would hear something from them again. And now, we know what they were doing since In Our Space Hero Suits. ‘Fuckarias’, contrary to its name, contains no swear words, but sees a lot of attitude from one of the best Swedish […]

So apparantly, despite it being a stellar album, its release last week has come too late to be considered for NME’s albums of 2010 list, but Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday is a brilliant record. She played on Jimmy Kimmel’s show in America last night, bringing along the poppiest song on the record, ‘Right Thru Me’, […]

Zane Lowe premiered the new track from Noah And The Whale on his show last night. It is happier than the last album, The Last Days Of Spring and keeps all the best bits from it. Charlie Fink’s vocals are enough to make you swoon, and he preaches about making it through the bad times […]

Teen Daze are not a new band, having been releasing songs for well over a year, and getting a great Pitchfork review for their début ep, Four More Years back in August. But they kind of got lost (for me, at least) under the amount of chillwave bands that hit the internet this summer, most […]

Shall we have another remix post? Yes, we should. With all the talk of the best tracks of the year, and best albums of the year, there is definitely room for a list of best remixes of the year. Jamie from The xx is getting in on the act too, remixing an entire album by […]

Some songs just sound like they would make perfect remixes. And some songs sound like they come ready-made as a remix. Caribou’s ‘Jamelia’ is such a track. The original, off of this year’s Swim album is so perfectly packaged as a dancefloor track that you wonder where the track can be taken. Then Gold Panda […]

Dubstep is something that seems to be evolving so fast that by next year, it could be a lost genre. But after all the post-dubstep and hyperdub has been sampled, Jamie Woon could be the last one standing. Why? Well, he has the mastermind of dubstep in his corner. Burial is the main man when […]

Altered Zones should be one of your first port of calls every day if you want to discover new music. Just last week, they introduced me to Games’ ‘Shadows In Bloom’ which is one of the finest things you will hear this year. And this week, they pointed out Sea Things, which is hip-hop the […]

Sundays were made for easy listening. Someone should have told Britches that before I pressed play and they blew my ears. Britches are a three-piece hailing from St Louis, Missouri, who excel at what is termed noise-rock. Their five-track ep, available for free on Bandcamp, and available to stream below, would make No Age jealous. […]

Just when you though that the list of Irish albums released this year couldn’t get any longer, Not Squares turned up with a few keyboards and proceeded to blow minds. Not Squares début album has just been released on Richter Collective, which it must be said, has had an absolutely phenomenal year, but must be […]