Monthly Archives: May 2010

Review: Stanley Odd – Oddio

…one of the most emotionally hard hitting hip hop songs to come from the UK since Dry Your Eye

By Josh
on 30th May 2010
in Music

Review: Vinyl Jacket – Self Titled EP

Originating from Wylam in Northumberland, Vinyl Jacket is a fresh five-piece indie pop band buoyed by rampant melodies and harmonious vocals. Previously known by several other band names, such as Mild Peril and The Farrers, Vinyl Jacket appears to be the final product after years of musical formation. I say this as after listening to […]

Preview: Dot to Dot Festival 2010

If you are in the Manchester area on the 31st May, you’d be wise to start your summer of music at this fantastically wide-ranging festival. The Dot to Dot Festival began in Nottingham in 2005, and has gone through various transformations over the years until it inaugurated Manchester as it’s new stopping point this year. […]

5 Minutes With: Cast of the Capital

Outside of Glasgow and Edinburgh times are hard for new Scottish bands, with only a handful achieving the success that is deserved for so many…

Interview: Villagers

First and foremost I should tell you that Villagers is just as much a concept as it is a band. Created by, and around, Conor J. O’Brien, Villagers was meant to act as a platform for his musical endeavours after the break up of The Immediate. While this much is still true, Villagers has become […]

5 Minutes With: Yoyoyo Acapulco

Imagine a Robert Pollard fronted, acid tripping Noah and the Whale…

New: Phosphorescent – Here’s To Taking It Easy

Phosphorescent is the sometime band, sometime alter ego of Brooklyn resident Matthew Houck who first burst onto the scene way back in 2003 with his debut A Hundred Times Or More. Now less than a decade later and having expanded both his band and the scope of his sound, he has just released his fifth […]

By Joey Fulton
in Music

Arcade Fire White Label Leaks

As discovered earlier by P4K, a white label vinyl of the new Arcade Fire single was found by a Chris Ward in a Glasgow record store. As it turns out, a handful have managed to get in to the big wide world, one of which was found by Zane Lowe and promptly played on his […]

By Andrew
on 26th May 2010
in Music

Evolution Tip: Retriever

So its 10.30 at night and I’m sitting eating Pizza in a takeaway with north east band Retriever….

Review: James Blake- CMYK EP

CMYK is only James Blake’s third EP, but in many ways he already sounds like an accomplished musician…

By Joel Chima
on 25th May 2010
in Music

Evolution Festival 2010

Since its inception in 2003 Newcastle’s Evolution Festival has gone through huge changes…

By Joel Chima
on 24th May 2010
in Festivals

Sankeys Kaluki Ibiza Special: Federico Grazzini

Though many may not have heard of him, Federico Grazzini is a name you should certainly remember. Having played in clubs around the globe from London to Tokyo, and an active resident member of The Zoo Project, Federico Grazzini has mastered a sound that incorporates the best of electro and house in a cool minimalist style. […]

Single of The Week: Jay Elecronica – Act 1: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)

I remember the day I was dubbed ‘The Saviour of Hip Hop’; it was stressful…

By Joel Chima
in Music

Competition: Win Tickets for L-Vis 1990 & Deadboy

With L-Vis 1990 & Deadboy’s appearance at World Headquarters in Newcastle…

By Joel Chima
on 22nd May 2010
in Music

Stag and Dagger Tip: Synth Eastwood

Diesel, with the support of Dublin collective Synth Eastwood will be holding an exclusive party at the Art School, formed around the snaps they have taken of people during the day. Synth Eastwood will be roaming the streets and venues, taking photographs of gig goers whilst the festival is taking place, and then turning them […]

5 Minutes With: Will Atkinson

Being brought up in Orkney, a community awash with endless fields and equally endless folk music erupted someone who has now become a dance sensation

Stag and Dagger Tip: Django Django

Funky, inventive and loveable, Django Django are another of the must see’s at this weekend Stag and Dagger.

Stag and Dagger Tip: Islet

Now with Islet, I can wholeheartedly recommend them from personal experience.

Review & 5 Minutes With: Admiral Fallow

With numerous outstanding records from Scottish acts over the last few years, including Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight Sad and The Xcerts; Admiral Fallow are looking to add their name to this prestigious list…

Review: LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening

With the announcement by James Murphy that this is to be the final LCD Soundsystem record, expectations have been raised to phenomenal levels…

By Martyn Young
on 19th May 2010
in Music