Monthly Archives: October 2012

Introducing: Lemontrip

Having been holed up in bed with an awful stomach bug for the best part of 72 hours, the soothing sounds of Dutch producer Lemontrip is exactly what I need to put me on the road to recovery. Slightly psychotic, atmospheric electronica, there’s touches of Four Tet and Aphex Twin amidst the gloomy samples and dare I […]

Review: …And You Will Know Us by the Trail Of Dead – Lost Songs

OK, let’s experiment then. Climb into the Delorean with me on this one. February 7th, 2011. We get two point five minutes of pounding skins and bass growl, guitars seethe and crackle like a jet engine heating up. After liftoff the post-rock casing falls away and we’re left with something else, something that swings and […]

New: Pandr Eyez – Physical Education

Pandr Eyez have been friends of the site for a little while now, even headlining Brainchild Festival this summer, (they fucking killed it). The thing is, Pandr Eyez are doing what so many kids are doing at the moment; taking the age old Rn’B formula, grabbing a new-wave producer and hoping something sticks. Pandr Eyez […]


By Joel Chima
on 26th Oct 2012
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New: The Weeknd – Enemy

With The Weeknd’s compilation trilogy imminent, it seems we’re due a few more cuts from the experimental Rn’B artist prior to its release. Music from The Weeknd is always welcome, but as it sometimes goes with his music, it can often feel like you’ve heard it all before. His last LP, Echoes of Silence, often […]


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New: Hot Sugar & Haleek Maul – I Don’t Wanna B Judged

Haleek Maul splits me; on the one hand when listening to his flow, I feel the need to hold out my hand out, professing his anger and discontent as being nothing more than juvenile angst, that a few years of maturity will, ‘sort out’. On the flip side, I feel everything he feels, which in […]


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New: Soda Fabric – Antonia

So this comes straight out of the ‘How To Sound Like The Drums’ book, but hey, who doesn’t love a good dose of upbeat indie-pop every now and then? Soda Fabric, are a four piece (surprise surprise!) from Atlantis, that have all the vigour and energy of the early 80′s post-punk artists, with the slick […]


By Josh
on 25th Oct 2012
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New: Blue Boats – I Am The Only One

As the winter months creep in, the annual dreary weather induced depression is almost upon us, so how about a 60′s tinged pop number to brighten up your day? Blue Boats, the moniker of Olly Gale, has dropped this melancholic new gem, featured on the One For The People compilation album, alongside a host of […]

New: Eddi Front – Into My Arms (Nick Cave Cover)

Eddi Front has come such a long way in such a short space of time, and it’s fantastic to witness her garnering the recognition she deserves. With her debut EP set to be released on Best Fit Recordings later in the year, she’s unveiled the final track to be taken from the self-titled EP, a […]


By Josh
on 23rd Oct 2012
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Introducing: Haunter

By the looks of their various photographs and comments on Facebook, Wisconsin four piece Haunter don’t take themselves all too seriously, however, by the strength of their recent ten track release, it’s perhaps about time that they did. Hailing from the same state as folk-pop’s biggest star, a certain Mr Iver, there are several similarities […]

New: Noble Oak – Patience

Dayyummn. How isn’t this kid massive?! Noble Oak may well be one of my favourite artists at this moment in time, with his regular and consistently amazing output; newest track Patience showcases a more progressive side to Fiore. Fusing early 00′s dubstep influences with the modern R&B sound pioneered by the likes of How To […]


By Josh
on 22nd Oct 2012
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Video: Young Rival – Two Reasons

When Canadian trio Young Rival discovered make-up artist James Kuhn back in February 2011, I’m sure they never would have dreamed that he would later craft one of the finest music videos of 2012, set to their music. Scuzzy rock and roll with a smoked-out Wavves sort of vibe going on, Two Reasons is far […]

New: Blessa – Open Fields

Hailing from Sheffield, Blessa differ greatly from some of their more well known city-bound peers, however the release of new demo, ‘Open Fields’, feels like a statement of intent from this engaging 5 piece. An instant comparison can be made to Let’s Buy Happiness, insofar as a sound in which a strong female vocal leads […]

Video: Girls Aloud – Something New

Three years out of the game and finally Something New from Girls Aloud…. sorry… Being a self-proclaimed ubercool, super hip indie music blog, the reality-TV formed five piece don’t exactly fit in with our usual posting specificities but hey, good music will always be good music. Showing David Guetta/LMFAO/etc. how to pen a listenable dance tune, […]

New: Local Natives – Breakers

I’d never really given Local Natives too much of a chance, but given the strength of this new track, taken from their forthcoming record Hummingbird out next year, I may have to delve into their back catalogue. So it treads the ever so tender tightrope between Arcade Fire and Foals with it’s epic grandeur and intimate […]

New: J£ZUS MILLION – I WANT 2 BELIEVE

Only J£ZUS MILLION could sample X-Files and not only get away with, but make it sound completely and utterly awesome. Having announced he’s set to work with Charli XCX, the young producer is one of the most confident and expressive musicians around at this moment in time, innovating on each and every track. Check out […]


By Josh
on 18th Oct 2012
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New: Natasha Haws – Stranger

Photo: Ian West Having featured teenage prodigy Natasha Haws back in March of this year, she’s since taken some time off, perfecting her live show and prepping new single Stranger, set for release on 12 November through North East label Tiny Lights Recordings. Where Stepping Stone played upon the subtleties of Natasha’s voice, Stranger is a […]


By Josh
on 16th Oct 2012
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New: Fthrsn – saria’s swag

It’s been a few months since we’ve heard from CitR fave Fthrsn. After a semi painful wait, he’s back with this cute as fuck appropriation of the theme-tune to the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It also happens to serve as the announcement of his next EP, Middle School Swag. Great title, great album […]


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New: Kult Country – Slowburn

After the announcement of their first headline show at the Islington Mill, Kult Country have followed with the release of a new track, Slowburn. It’s not exactly revolutionary, but it’s heady, large and overblown in the right places. Check out the video/track below and buy tickets for the upcoming show here.


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New: Steffaloo – Can’t You See

For the purpose of analysis, and nothing more, I’d like to take you back to the Animal Collective classic ‘In The Flowers”. …. Had a listen? Still fantastic? Good, we can move on. In The Flowers will always have a special place in my heart, it erupts when I want it to erupt, it focuses […]


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New: S O H N – Red Lines

Much has been made of S O H N’s Vienna/London bridge of practice. In many ways it’s perhaps a simple fact to fill some space until the eventual soundcloud link, a fact to impress your mates when you talk of ‘that new hot producer’, whatever, people are talking about it. For me though it’s fundamental […]


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