Monthly Archives: July 2010

Interview: AJ Unity

Naomi Suzuki and Philipp M. Moll aka AJ Unity are one of the hottest UK trip hop influenced artists around at the moment.

Review: T in the Park 2010

For many Scots, T in the Park is the highlight of their calendar year…

Review: Everything Everything – Man Alive

If you’re not a fan of erratic time signatures, harmonies in high registers and fast abstract lyrics then maybe this is not for you but if you are and you have time and patience to spare then you may find something special here. Man Alive is almost daring you to put it in a box, […]

Interview: Melvin Benn

Boasting the likes of Leeds and Reading Festival, and even the musical powerhouse that is Glastonbury on their roster, Hove Festival is Festival Republic‘s first venture into the European music festival market. Crack In The Road were fortunate enough to talk to the CEO of Festival Republic, Melvin Benn, and gain an insight into his thoughts on […]

Review: Cats and Cats and Cats – If I’d Had An Atlas

Far from a paw album, and tracks like The Smallest Song and The Boy With The Beak demonstrate the untapped potential Cats and Cats and Cats have, yet they are still several whiskers from indie pop purrfection.


By Josh
on 28th Jul 2010
in Music

Review: The Magic Numbers – The Runaway

If there is one subjective observation to be made about The Magic Numbers, sibling rivalry is not an issue here


By Sam Heaney
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Review: Hove Festival (Norway)

Arriving in Norway, Crack In The Road boarded the bus to Hove Festival not expecting that we would be beginning the most rewarding and interesting musical week of our lives. Hove Festival is set in the picturesque surroundings of the island of Tromoy, located just a short ferry journey across from Arendal. However before we […]

Review: The Ascent of Everest – From This Vantage

Everest, the tallest mountain on Planet Earth, imposing and majestic; a perilous path task for anyone…


By Josh
on 27th Jul 2010
in Music

Review: Mount Kimbie – Crooks and Lovers

‘Crooks and Lovers’ strikes a beautiful balance between the two sounds of Orbison and Blake…


By Joel Chima
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Review: The Love Language – Libraries

By moving away from the hip realm of bedroom lo-fi, Stuart McLamb & co. make one of the most brave and confident records of the year but is it a perfect transition? Last year’s self-titled début made the Love Language name synonymous with lo-fi doo-wop and Spector-esque production, this year they move out of the house and […]

Review: Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

With themes like the monotony of suburbia, youth and disillusionment, Arcade Fire emerge from their three year incubation with an assured sense of distaste for the modern world. In fact, words like ‘suburban’ and ‘modern’ are keystones of The Suburbs, an album that questions what these words mean and gives them new meaning. Lead singer […]

Review: Calamateur – Banoffee EP

For too long have male singer songwriters cautiously treaded the murky, monotonous waters of mediocricty when it comes to writing, performing and recording.


By Josh
on 26th Jul 2010
in Music

Single of The Week: Onra- The Anthem

Released in 2007, Onra’s third studio album Chinoiseries was and still is something of a marvel. Before making the record Onra went to Vietnam, where his grandparents are from, and managed to bring back some 30 old Chinese and Vietnamese vinyl records. He then made a full album with this material; Chinoiseries, which is his […]


By Joel Chima
on 25th Jul 2010
in Music

Review: Bombay Bicycle Club Gig (Sage, Gateshead) & ‘Flaws’

The recent winners of the NME Best New Band 2010 award, Bombay Bicycle Club have stripped away their loud and sometimes erratic indie exterior to reveal their beautiful acoustic underbelly with their new album, ‘Flaws‘. ‘I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose‘ saw Bombay Bicycle Club thrust the band into the indie furore, […]


By Ben
on 23rd Jul 2010
in Music

Gig Tip: Cloud Control

After touring with Vampire Weekend, Cloud Control are embarking on their own tour in the UK, playing a few venues…


By Adam Jamieson-Caley
on 21st Jul 2010
in Music

Latitude Festival 2010

Expanding its capacity by 5,000 and boasting its most commercial line up yet, this year’s Latitude Festival was bigger than ever. But that’s not necessarily a good thing.

5 Minutes With: Pete and the Pirates

After the success of their début album, Little Death, Pete and the Pirates are on the verge of releasing a highly anticipated second album…


By Adam Jamieson-Caley
on 18th Jul 2010
in Interviews

Single of the Week: Omar Souleyman- I Will Make a Trap

In his home country of Syria Omar Souleyman is a legend; systematically blowing up cultural and musical boundaries..


By Joel Chima
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Competition: Win P-Money and Sukh Knight Ticket

So did you hear about Robbie getting back with Take That? How about you grow a pair, stop living in the 90’s and enter yet another fabulous Crack In The Road competition. A potential phoenix from the Method ashes, excuse the provincialism non Prestonians, Fuse could well become the next epicentre to those who worship […]


By Sam Heaney
on 16th Jul 2010
in Music

Review: Who The Fuck Are Die Antwoord? – EP

Who The Fuck Are Die Antwoord?


By Joel Chima
on 15th Jul 2010
in Music