Monthly Archives: March 2012

New: Jai Paul – Jasmine

So it’s been nearly a year since the XL artist first walked among our lives with his debut tune, BTSTU. Music, and indeed anticipation for music, would never be the same again. Throughout those bittersweet 11 months, there was even talk that Jai Paul had quit music all together. Not so, his new cut, Jasmine, […]


By Joel Chima
on 30th Mar 2012
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New: Dirty Projectors – Gun Has No Trigger

I’m sitting in my flat with a big ass man flu brewing, having watched a video of blatant police racism, with a completely empty stomach; it’s safe to say I’m in appalling mood. And then this popped up on my Facebook feed, the new track from legendry indie group,Dirty Projectors, a track supposedly taken from […]


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New: Cities Aviv – Normal Immortal

There’s cloud rap, and then there’s this shit. The new cut from Memphis MC, Cities Aviv, is a far hazier experience than we’ve come to expect, (even by his standards), but it’s a welcome experiment and an exciting point to what could be a more experimental sonic direction.

New: Big Baby Gandhi – NO1 2 LOOK UP 2

Big Baby Gandhi is an artist who’s been getting a decent amount of coverage here at Cit. I expected his newly announced Mixtape, NO1 2 Look Up 2, to be impressive, what I wasn’t expecting was the record be quite possibly my favourite record of the year so far. Articulate, witty, socially conscious, funny, emotionally […]

Video: MONEY – SOLONG (GODISDEAD)

Photo credit: Julien Bourgeois You don’t need me to tell you again just how special MONEY are. With the previously released Goodnight London selling out within days of being made available, new single SOLONG (GODISDEAD) is destined for the same fate. There’s an ethereal, hauntingly beautiful aspect to MONEY’s music that is fascinatingly difficult to […]

New: ATHALIA – Blackrainbows

Yet another example of the thriving electronic scene in Australia at the moment, ATHALIA’s debut track Blackrainbows is a fascinating blend of trip-hop and sugary sweet pop. With the offbeat vocals and sampled rap segments, it’s bizarre that it works, yet it’s a wonderfully enchanting listen, requiring numerous plays to fully understand each and every […]


By Josh
on 29th Mar 2012
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Live Review: Manflu (The Workshop – London)

Alternative band,  Manflu, say through Facebook that ‘All we want to do is rock the fuck out and give you tinnitus, STDs, a sense of purpose.’ Their recent gig at East London’s The Workshop did just that (well, almost). The Workshop probably isn’t the best venue to play a gig in. There’s nothing to separate […]

New: Big Cosmos – Pathfinder

This debut track from the UK’s very own Big Cosmos sort of sounds like White Lies on acid, or Friendly Fires on chlorpromazine. It’s electronic dreampop are it’s utmost epic, complete with vaguely mysterious vocals and lyrics -’your diamonds eyes are alight tonight’ and ‘through the millions of years, there’s a history of tears, that […]

Introducing: Driffs

Australia appears to be a fertile breeding ground for new music at the moment, with a host of exciting synth and eletronic acts popping up all over the country. Sydney based four piece Driffs are the epitome of the vibrant scene, with their upbeat, dreamily nostalgic debut tracks. Ocean Sounds is a summer surf-pop gem, […]

New: EPIC FLING – DREAM3ERS

There have been some fantastic debut tracks in 2012 so far; with the Neighbourhood’s Female Robbery and Family History’s In Need proving particular highlights. The quirkily titled DREAM3ERS from dreampop outfit EPIC FLING certainly ranks up there among the best, despite it’s outward slightly self-indulgent appearance. Combining shoegaze inspired guitars with more ethereal, floaty vocals, […]

New & Video: Death Grips – The Fever (Aye Aye)

“We consider ourselves feminists, we fiercely support homosexuality, transparent world leadership, and the idea of embracing yourself as an individual in any shape or form. Acceleration is a mantra, we’re not a political band, we are freaks and outsiders. It was important to project that message and energy through the artwork of this album. This […]


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New & Video: Alt-J (∆) – Breezeblocks

Alt-J (∆) have one of the most annoying names in the history of music. Or perhaps it’s a joke at the expense of Mac-touting, triangle sporting hipsters? But then again, they’re the only demographic that would actually get the joke; so really, it’s a joke at the expensive of the mainstream, who happen, god forbid, […]


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Exclusive Premiere: Exal – Stranger in the Lights

Photo by Ed Cresdee A wise man once said to me; “There’s a time and a place for every piece of music, I just haven’t found a time or a place for The Stone Roses.” Now let’s get one thing straight, Exal sound nothing like The Stone Roses, however he does legitimize the argument that was […]


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New & Video: Laura Sheeran – Forever Love

As with most things in life the best things come in pairs, in this case however, one of the pair is seriously letting the side down. You’ve got an Ed Sheeran? We’ll raise you a Laura Sheeran, the drastically more talented cousin of ‘the man that killed music ©’. Laura has actually been making music […]


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New: xxyyxx – xxyyxx

XXYYXX has been getting an increasing amount of coverage on the pages of CitR lately. As well as still being confused as to how to say his same, frankly I’m also perplexed as to why I love his music so much. On the surface it’s everything I’ve heard before; his music sits comfortably nestled between, […]


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New: Maximo Park – The National Health

I’ve always had a soft spot for quirky Geordie rockers Maximo Park. Their sophomore record Our Earthly Pleasures is, in my mind, a seminal mid 00′s release, an album that flows so effortlessly and is packed full of intelligent lyricism, ingenious hooks and more personality than you can wrap your head round. New single The […]

New: The Flaming Lips & Bon Iver – Ashes in the Air

The Flaming Lips and Heavy Fwends is undoubtedly one of the more exciting releases coming to us on Record Store Day next month. Far from any bog standard vinyl re-release, it’s a full-sized compilation album featuring guest appearances from artists all the way from Nick Cave to Ke$ha – and here we have the first […]


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Video: Sigur Rós – Ekki Múkk

Having only announced details of Valtari, their sixth studio album, a couple of days ago Sigur Rós are clearly eager to get their new music out there. With over 150,000 views of lead track Ekki Múkk in under 24 hours, it’s obvious that they aren’t the only ones anticipating their return. Jónsi’s vocals are as refined […]


By Josh
on 27th Mar 2012
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New: Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built

For a two piece, Japandroids make one hell of a racket, and I mean that in the most complimentary way possible. With new single The House That Heaven Built, they’ve created one of the finest tracks of the year thus far; a rifftastic sludge-rock inspired number, gyrating wildly throughout it’s five minute length. As well […]


By Josh
on 26th Mar 2012
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News: Sigur Rós Unveil Details Of New Album Valtari

Sigur Rós have just announced that May will see the release of their first studio album in almost four years. Valtari, their sixth record will hit stores on 28 May and has been described by the group as “ambient” “introverted” “floaty” and “minimal”. Bassist Georg Hólm said in an interview with Q Magazine, that the […]


By Josh
on 25th Mar 2012
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