Monthly Archives: May 2012

New: ATLAS – Hunter

The more I hear of London songstress ATLAS, the more I’m convinced that it’s simply a question of time before she explodes amongst the realms of the blogosphere. With her untouchably fragile vocals, yearning for understanding and a sense of belongng, Hunter may well be her most accomplished release to date. Again clocking in well […]


By Josh
on 31st May 2012
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Summer Playlist #1 – Theme Park

Summer didn’t last long, then. The last couple of days may have heralded a return to the grey skies and light rain that we’ve come to expect from British summertime, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop having fun. To keep you in a sunny place, we’ve got you the first in our fortnightly […]


By Chris Heasman
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Introducing: An Blonds

Whatever you do, don’t try and Google search the UK’s An Blonds to see if anyone else has written about them, trust me, the results are far from pretty. Aside from scarring my eyes for life, their three debut tracks are inspired electro-pop numbers, drawing elements from both mainstream pop and early 80′s synth hits. […]

News: Bloc Party Announce Details Of New LP

Having spent the majority of the day counting down to the release of some news via their Twitter page, Bloc Party have now officially announced that their fourth record will be released 20 August via Frenchkiss Records. The news of the album, entitled Four, was accompanied by a short trailer (available below), featuring footage of […]

New: Friends – Home

Several months back I wrote Friends off as a one trick pony, but now it seems I’m having to revise my opinion on the Brooklyn group, with their new track Home being arguably their best release to date. A far shot from the god awful drivel that was last years hit single I’m His Girl, […]

New: Camp Counselors – Roman Blankets / City Streets

So as with many of the artists I write about, I have no clue whatsoever who the musician(s) behind Buffalo’s Camp Counselors are, all I know is that their two debut tracks are pretty special. Lo-fi synth led numbers, the five and a half minute epic that is Roman Blankets is remorseful, overflowing with longing […]

Introducing: 記號士 THE SIGN OF HUMAN

I’m going to be honest with you here, my Taiwanese is rubbish, some might even describe it as non-existent. Thankfully the language of music is universal, and Taiwan’s 記號士 THE SIGN OF HUMAN exploit this to it’s core. With their dark yet somehow alluring imagery and unfathomable name, they’re intriguing from the get go, and […]

New: Disclosure – Control (Feat. Ria Ritchie)

Disclosure have a knack of persuading extremely attractive female singers to provide guest vocals on their tracks. This new cut, co-written with the gorgeous Ria Ritchie is taken from their upcoming EP The Face and was made Zane Lowe’s hottest record earlier this evening. It’s insanely danceable whilst bringing their music to a new level […]

News: S Club 7 Perform On Australian TV

S Club 7 in their prime. The years have not been kind to 90′s ‘bubblegum’ pop group S Club 7. Amidst rumours of a full reformation and UK arena tours, the group, who had four number one singles, appeared on Australia TV on The Morning Show to talk about their short jaunt with Big Brovaz […]

New: M O N E Y – I’ll Be The Night

Photo by Julien Bourgeois With The Stone Roses reunion dominating the headlines, it’s worthwhile putting their much applauded ‘legacy’ into perspective, and the current crop of exciting young acts from Manchester certainly do. With PINS, The Louche and G R E A T  W A V E S dominating music blogs around the world, it’s […]

New: Bondax – Wet Summer

Lancaster-based production duo, Bondax, have just dropped a new tune called ‘Wet Summer’. It feels like drinking too much beer on a boiling day, yet still feeling as fresh as the day you were born, it feels like the frizz in your hair after a sudden summer’s tirade of rain, it feels like the street […]


By Joel Chima
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New: Haleek Maul – 88 (Prod. by The-Drum)

Much has been written about the emergence of the high-school musician, almost to the point that the news of an artists’ age, no matter how young, has slowly become non-news. The world of hip-hop couldn’t be more littered with young things; OF, Spaceghost, ASAP Rocky and Pac Div, (to name just a few), all sport […]


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New: Patterns – Blood

It’s been a little while since Patterns have graced CitR’s modest pages, their new single, Blood, sees them back to remarkable form. Sure it’s shoe-gaze inspired to fuck, and sure it’s summer so anything in that style is going to sound vaguely ‘fitting’, but with dense, articulate and euphoric pop music like this, it’s sometimes […]


By Joel Chima
on 29th May 2012
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New: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Stronger

My boss forces me to listen to funk and disco In the office. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m partial to some good old fashioned disco/funk blend like the best of us, I’d just prefer not to be forced to listen to it. There’s only so much Prince I can take. Anyway, the new cut […]


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New: Kissinmas – Run

Awkwardly sidling in like the slightly less eloquent younger brother of The Coral, French sextet Kissinmas have a continental swagger that’s grounded upon years of listening to Revolver on their dads cassette player. New single Run packs a punch and a half, with it’s blissfully upbeat choruses and decidedly simple guitar hooks. So it’s not […]

New: The Vaccines – No Hope

Sounding like the unwanted lovechild of The Paddingtons and The Holloways, The Vaccines are without a doubt, the most boring British band to emerge from the post-05 ‘guitar-indie’ scene. Underneath their Strokes-inspired (read: plagiarized) veil and years of experience gained by strumming Wonderwall to a crowd of 40-something, pint-swilling slapheads, there’s a stifling void where […]


By Josh
on 28th May 2012
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Video: Bravestation – Signs of the Civilized

Bravestation helped craft one of my favourite festival memories to date. Last year at Newcastle’s Evolution Festival after meeting the four piece for the first time, we spent the rest of the day hanging out (read: drinking) before all heading back to mine and all crashing on the various sofa’s that my parents had at […]


By Josh
on 25th May 2012
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New: TV Girl – Diet-Coke

Everyone know that the majority of artists have a fairly distinctive ‘sound’. Whether it’s an element that is ingrained in their songwriting or a preference when it gets down to the production stages, it’s a fairly unavoidable and not entirely negative trait. So, what happens when an artist purposefully goes out of their way to […]


By Josh
on 24th May 2012
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New: Beat Connection – The Palace Garden, 4AM

Generic sentence about how gorgeous the weather is. Generic sentence about how everyone should be outside instead of cramped up in their claustrophobic office spaces. Grossly exaggerated statement regarding the quality of this track, and how disgustingly fitting it is for the current weather. Enjoy. But seriously, this is probably Beat Connection’s best work to […]

Video: Blood Orange – I’m Sorry We Lied

The videos coming from Blood Orange’s debut LP, Coastal Grooves, have actually been pretty exciting considering it was an album that failed to set my world alight. Maybe they’re slowly winning me over? The Abteen Bagheri directed video for ‘I’m sorry we lied’ takes a film-noir aesthetic, mixes it with a healthy amount of California […]


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