Monthly Archives: November 2012

New: Ninetails – Slept And Did Not Sleep

The understated beauty of Slept And Did Not Sleep, the new EP from Liverpool-based four piece Ninetails, is startlingly apparent from the outset. The record’s opener, ‘Maybe We’, is a simple yet effective introduction (featuring a truly gorgeous repetitive guitar riff) and the remainder of the EP doesn’t fail to live up to that. ‘Body […]


By Chris Heasman
on 30th Nov 2012
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Video: Eddi Front – Superhero Style (Black Cab Sessions)

Longtime CitR favourite Eddi Front has hooked up with the innovative video website Black Cab Sessions for this stunning rendition of EP track Superhero Style. Perfectly suited to her low-key, sultry musings, and the intimate environment providing a stark contrast to her classical good looks; her unique voice and songwriting talent ties the entire session […]

Introducing: Soft Continent

Business as usual here at Crack In The Road now that we’ve started to calm down after the excitement of our award at the Record of the Day awards. I’d briefly like to reiterate our thanks to everyone for your continuing support and, in keeping with what we do best here, introduce an exciting new […]

New: Guerre – For Qwanisha

Sydney based artist Guerre returns with this subdued yet spiraling b-side, For Qwanisha, taken from his digital 7”, out now to buy over at his bandcamp. The a-side, Rashad (Loose Pace) was a track that unfortunately passed us by when it dropped last month, so use this as an opportunity to go back; it’s just […]


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News: CitR Wins Best Blog At Record of the Day Awards 2012

Without blowing our own trumpet, we’re stoked to announce that last night Crack in the Road won ‘Best Blog’ at the annual Record of the Day Awards. It’s truly an honour to be recognised alongside the likes of Pitchfork, The 405 and The Line of Best Fit, as well as a host of fantastic journalists, publications and […]


By Josh
on 29th Nov 2012
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New: The Weeknd’s Maida Vale session for BBC Radio 1

It’s been a big old week for The Weeknd. He got to meet Jools Holland, play a secret Londonn gig that almost no one got to see and between all that he played this rather marvelous Maida Vale session for Zane Lowe. Like I said, a big week…for the Weeknd. Listen below. Via Consequence of […]

Video & New: Onoe Caponoe – FunkadeliC PlaneT

Brainchild and CitR fave, Onoe Caponoe, has followed up the release of his Willows Midnight Gallery LP with this playful new video for, FunkadeliC PlaneT. Caponoe’s flow is as frustrated as ever, “Last night I stood up in my bed and watched my body sleep”, it’s this invigorated, static imagery that forces the young MC […]


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New: Nautic – Fixxx

Nautic’s debut track, Fresh Eyes, made so much sense it was almost difficult to listen to. It was smooth as hell, dreamy and more than a little seedy at times. Nothing can be that smooth. Nothing. Well, Bullion, Laura Groves and Young Turks’ Tic are back, (this time without slime), and they’ve more than delivered […]


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Video: Hot Sugar – I Don’t Wanna B Judged (Feat. Haleek Maul)

Earlier this month, NYC based producer Hot Sugar dropped a rather fantastic new mixtape, featuring the cream of the wackball MC crop. The record featured Haleek Maul, Antwon, Fat Tony, Big Baby Ghandi, Heems, KOOL AD and Shady Blaze. Not a bad little roster? Well, the most publicised track from the Midi Murder EP, I […]


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News: Flying Lotus Reveals Himself As Captain Murphy

In news that’s not likely to surprise anyone, least of all myself, Flying Lotus has revealed himself as the man behind the mask of Captain Murphy. Captain Murphy was due to give his first live performance at L.A.’s Low End Theory last night. The mysterious rapper took to the stage in cape and hood, and […]


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New: Hype Williams – London 2012

Hype Williams’ show this weekend, was, well, you’ll have to wait for the review; let’s just say it was the best show I’ve seen all year. We can leave it at that. While you wait, here’s the 20-minute tour CD sold at their Berlin and London shows respectively. If you want to recreate what it […]


By Joel Chima
on 26th Nov 2012
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New: Kwes – Rollerblades

Hot on the coat tails of his recent show at the Sebright Arms, Kwes has returned in recorded form with his most sonically ambitious track to date. Rollerblades is finally a fully formed sonic output, with the skiffle like approach to sound still intact, Kwes then layers the whole thing in a think layer of […]


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Interview: Alt-J

We’ll spare you the nonsense; you know who Alt-J are. In the midst of all that Mercury nonsense, we managed to have a (very) quick chat with the band’s very own Gwil Sainsbury. Enjoy. How’s touring coming along? We are currently in Germany supporting TDCC on their European tour. We did a 5 week tour […]

New & Video: Chromatics – Cherry

Portland group Chromatics have posted a free download, Cherry. The new cut originally featured on the After Dark 2 label sampler. It’s a lesson in simplicity above all else, understated grooves, a dusty synth hook and a splash of humanity in the form of longing ground the piece into an elegant little pop song . […]


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New: Throwing Snow – Behest

It had been a little while since we had heard from Throwing Snow prior to him dropping his rather superb new track Aspera, just under a month ago. Now we have the second cut from his imminent new EP (Dec 3rd). Just under 5 minutes of masterfully executed and epically developed house music, in the […]


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New: Jai Paul – Flip Out [DEMO]

So last night, or perhaps Friday, a new Jai Paul track was played on a UK based radio station. So far, details are scarce. The title is anyone’s guess, although ‘Flip Out’ seems to be the one people are settling for. After the enormously dense sounds of BTSTU and Jasmine, it’s important to stress that […]


By Joel Chima
on 25th Nov 2012
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New: Heir Fuller – Escape

Clocking in at well over eight minutes, Escape may well be one of the most ambitious debut tracks of the year. Hailing from Australia, Brisbane to be precise, Heir Fuller adds his name to a rapidly growing list of exciting young artists hailing from that part of the world. A simple piano riff and choir-esque […]


By Josh
on 24th Nov 2012
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News: Ellery Roberts Quits WU LYF, Releases Final Song T R I U M P H

In a bizarre and unexpected twist, lead singer Ellery Roberts has called time on his journey with Mancunian rockers WU LYF. Posting a cryptic message on a Youtube Channel, written in the form of a letter to his band mates, lead singer Ellery Roberts states: “Evans/Joe/Tom I am gone. This isn’t the end. This is the […]

New: Nicolas Jaar & Theatre Roosevelt – The Ego

“The American people aren’t buying what he’s selling the people” – the opening line to Nicolas Jaar’s surprisingly upbeat, almost tropical new jam. I’d like to make it clear that there’s no way I would have spotted that if Pitchfork hadn’t noticed it earlier today, I guess there is a benefit to P4K premiering EVERYTHING […]


By Joel Chima
on 23rd Nov 2012
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News: Youth Lagoon Announces Sophomore Album

Youth Lagoon’s The Year Of Hibernation was arguably one of the most beautiful indie-pop LP’s of 2011. It aggressively, all be it at times predictably, signed off the ‘rise of the bedroom musician’ memo for major labels all around the world, it was time for them to think about catching up. Kids with under £1000 […]


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