Monthly Archives: September 2010

Review: Mt. Desolation/The Staves

‘I’m surprised that we’ve got so far with this, considering it was an idea born out of a drunken mess’. And so Tim Rice-Oxley explains to the crowd why he and Jesse Quinn decided to create Mt. Desolation. With both of the founding members coming from Keane, and Mt. Desolaton panned as an ‘alt-country’ outfit, […]

By Ben
on 30th Sep 2010
in Music

Interview: Spring Offensive

Featuring soaring riffs and hard-hitting yet controlled vocals, the song attracted a fair amount of deserved attention for the band…

Review: Eliza Doolittle

Searching ‘Eliza Doolittle’ into a search engine and you are overcome with articles on sites each mentioning a certain Lily Allen, comparing styles, album artwork and almost everything else music orientated…

By Adam Jamieson-Caley
on 27th Sep 2010
in Music

Single Of The Week: NDF – Since We Last Met

This weeks single of the week comes from the world of Minimal Techno. Legend of the scene Bruno Pronsato and Sergio Giorgini form NDF, a surprising addition to the roster of New York label DFA Records, usually known for its house and electro output, genre’s most at home in the record labels back yard. The […]

By Daniel Barker-Wyatt
in Music

Interview: Ghost Animal

With dreamy lo-fi being the “in-thing” this year; chillwave is becoming a rather diluted term to use, so it’s fantastically invigorating to hear a group take inspiration from their counterparts, without becoming a monotonic carbon copy

Review: Aloe Blacc- Good Things

Aloe Blacc has created something of a time warp with his latest LP Good Things, a soul record that manages to sound like it was conceived decades ago while still being firmly rooted in reality. Of course the word ‘Soul’ is something that has always been associated with Blacc’s work, but perhaps not so firmly. […]

By Joel Chima
on 24th Sep 2010
in Music

Interview: Idiot Glee

Hailing from Kentucky, James Friley aka Idiot Glee is beginning to cause quite a stir with his 60’s pop inspired music.

Review: Luke Abbott – Holkham Drones

From the almost nondescript and in human sounds created by Actress in his second full length album Splazsh, to Flying Lotus’ inter-stellar menagerie of free jazz, hip hop and electronics in Cosmogramma, 2010 has already proven to be a stellar year for exciting, original and intrinsically experimental electronic music. Luke Abbott’s recently released album Holkham […]

By Daniel Barker-Wyatt
in Music

Review: Egyptian Hip Hop – Some Reptiles Grew Wings

After the success of their previous single Wild Human Child, Manchester quartet Egyptian Hip Hop are back with a new EP, titled Some Reptiles Grew Wings

By Josh
on 19th Sep 2010
in Music

Interview: Polarsets

As Everything Everything begin to achieve their deserved mainstream success, a door has opened into the vibrant music scene of the North East. For years anywhere north of Leeds was considered musically barren, devoid of any inspired new music and simply ignored. However in this time there has been a small and steady revolution in […]

Interview: Frontiers

Nottingham based quartet Frontiers have already played some of Britain’s most well known festivals, including Reading & Leeds, Summer Sundae, Y-Not, and Camden Crawl, and are nearing half a million profile views on a Myspace page that is littered with positive high profile reviews. However I wouldn’t blame you if, even after all of that, […]

Interview: Toyger

No longer is the A66 the best thing to come out of Middlesbrough.

Interview: Everything Everything

Fresh of the back of their debut album release Man Alive, which has received rapturous reviews thus far, Crack in the Road caught up with Jeremy from the band

Interview: Nerves

Remember when the late eighties rolled into the early nineties, and My Bloody Valentine had just released their debut album ‘Isn’t Anything‘ and Shoegazing was in it’s prime? No? Well neither can I. But from snippets of memories and a lot of retrospective listening, I learnt about the awe inspiring sound of Shoegaze. For years […]

Interview: Sketches

Infectious melodies wound within shades of darkness, Sketches are more than your typical indie-pop four piece. Originating from the fantastic music scene which is Leeds, Sketches have created a sound that stretches further than the humble surroundings they are currently playing in. On listening to Sketches you immediately hear the epic guitar riffs, urgent percussion, and […]

Interview: We’re Only Afraid of NYC

Glasgow is known for producing some of the finest musical talent that has ever graced our listening ears, perhaps barring the unfortunate existence of Paolo Nutini. Well We’re Only Afraid of NYC are no exception, with the band already gaining a big following in their home town and the attention of many prolific bloggers. Featuring […]

It’s Grim Up North

Since moving to London earlier this month I’ve started to miss Newcastle’s live music scene more and more. Gone is the close knit community, the Ouseburn valley and cheap beer, instead a bizarre rat race and long, sprawling musical commutes take their place. Now I’m not saying London isn’t exciting because it is; the possibilities […]

By Joel Chima
on 10th Sep 2010
in Music

Interview: Hot Horizons

Reminiscent of an acoustic Bombay Bicycle Club and containing hints of shoe gaze, Hot Horizons create a sound that is both gentle and impassioned. Incorporating dreamy synths, beautiful guitar reverbs, and the harmonious vocals of lead singer Jake McCarthy, each track soothingly sweeps across your mind while leaving a definite musical imprint. Formed by brothers […]

Interview: Buffalo Moon

“Like five eye witnesses arguing about how a car accident happened. “

Review: Spring Offensive – The First Of Many Dreams About Monsters

Elizabeth Kübler-Ross’s grief cycle, first introduced in her 1969 book On Death And Dying, has become one of the most debated psychological theories of all time