Monthly Archives: January 2013

Video: Pacific Air – Float

Having ‘grown-up’ through some of the slickest music blogs (CitR included… arrogance unintended), KO KO, now known as Pacific Air, are rapidly gathering a decent sized fanbase. New single Float, taken from the Long Live KoKo EP, comes with a video that’s fitting to their sound; vibrant, sensual and colourful… there’s also plenty of scantily-clad attractive […]


By Josh
on 31st Jan 2013
in Music

New: Monolithix – Gold To Rust

As with a vast majority of debut tracks, the production on this effort from Brooklyn’s Monolithix aka Rob Ingersoll is rather understated, and perhaps slightly weak at times, most notably on the vocals, yet the underlying songwriting qualities are there for all to see. Gold To Rust, a new-wave pop number, has a hook that […]

Video: Jamie Isaac – Hollow Words (Live)

Jamie Isaac reveals a video for a live take of Hollow Words.

Man vs. Video: Tame Impala – Mind Mischief

A new bit looking at the often overlooked world of music videos, written by a self-styled asshole with a Lit degree.  - ed.. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgK_Er7WZVg Alarm bells should have started ringing as soon as I saw that Urban Outfitters were involved in the making of the video for Tame Impala’s new single ‘Mind Mischief’, but hell, […]

New: Mmoths – All These Things (Feat. Holly Miranda)

Having toured with The XX at the tail end of last year, Irish beat-making prodigy Mmoths will unveil his next EP in a matter of weeks. This latest track featuring XL Records new singing Holly Miranda moves his sound even further away from the rigidity of electronic recordings and instead toward something more organic and […]

New: Silent Devices – Marchlands

After a period of relative silence following the release of their double-A single Una/Moire last year, Leicester-based ambient rockers Silent Devices return with ‘Marchlands’. Another individual release, it’s a track which seamlessly weaves together singer Josh Coyne’s beautifully understated vocals with the instantly recognisable guitar twang that so often stands out – but never dominates – […]


By Chris Heasman
on 30th Jan 2013
in Music

News: Line up confirmed for London Popfest 2013

With just over four weeks until this year’s London Popfest, the line-up has almost been finalised. Taking place across three venues in London, this year’s event boasts appearances from Cambridge based Hong Kong in the 60s, The Orchids from Glasgow and Burning Hearts all the way from Finland.

New: The Death of Pop – Laugh Now I’m Weak

It feels like barely any time at all since we first discovered The Death of Pop, however they’ve  been very industrious since and had made four very promising and varied tracks available for all to hear, and seemingly for plenty of other blogs to lavish praise over. However today The Death of Pop have made […]

Man vs. Video: Charli XCX – You (Ha Ha Ha)

A new bit looking at the often overlooked world of music videos, written by a self-styled asshole with a Lit degree.  - ed.. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtrHH1BDlzk Charli XCX has courted a reasonable bit of controversy concerning the video for her Gold Panda-sampling song ‘You (Ha Ha Ha)’, notably over her supposed glorification of firearms. The point that […]


By C R Booth
on 29th Jan 2013
in Review

New: Peace – Follow Baby

Cynicism about Peace and their new single Follow Baby, taken from their debut album, In Love, out in March.


By Josh
on 28th Jan 2013
in Music

New: Sam Smith – Lay Me Down

Sam Smith – Lay Me Down (Produced by Disclosure)

Introducing: Madeline Mondrala

With a debut EP featuring fifteen different people, you can bet that New York singer/songwriter Madeline Modrala has big ambitions. Cloud, a five track release that swoops from hip-hop / rap inspired gems (Blood Brother) to far more sombre numbers (Bad Kid), is choc-a-bloc with tantalizing arrangements and showcases Modrala as a potential future star. There’s a […]

New: The Strokes – One Way Trigger

The Strokes unveil their first new material in 2011 Angeles – One Way Trigger.


By Josh
on 25th Jan 2013
in MPfree

New: The Dance of Mechanical Birds – The Dance of Mechanical Birds

A seventeen minute long epic from The Dance of Mechanical Birds.

New: Døden – Afasi / Apraksi

Norway drone artists Døden release their debut tracks Afasi and Apraksi.

New: Tessera Skies – Milieu

Having taken their first footsteps in late 2012, Newcastle trio Tessera Skies are all set to take 2013 by storm. With their debut track Soliloquy of an Astronaut clocking up a few thousand plays and charming the ears of Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde (who named it his Track of the Year), their newest offering, Milieu is […]

New: Gathered Ghosts – Maze / Stay Where You Are (Pt. 2)

Washington quartet Gathered Ghosts, who feature one quarter of Craft Spells (guitarist Javier Suarez), have just released their first new, non-demo material, in over a year, and it’s marked progression from their earlier work. Having taken last year to expand from the solo-project of Suarez, into a fully-fledged four piece, Maze and Stay Where You […]

New: Daniel Land & The Modern Painters – Sleeping With The Past (Moses Gold Remix)

Mercurial Manchester-based performer Moses Gold has a more unorthodox approach to music than many of his contemporaries. Creation with a fluid vision in mind as opposed to simply creation for the sake of it, this remix of Daniel Land & The Modern Painters new single Sleeping With The Past showcases just how worthwhile remixes can […]


By Josh
on 24th Jan 2013
in MPfree

Introducing: San Mei

There’s certainly something in the Australian water that’s lending itself to such fantastic electronic music at the moment. Gold Coast singer San Mei has just unveiled her two debut tracks, Watch The Breezes and Already Know, both expertly produced numbers; dreamy yet refined. With 2013 rapidly shaping up to be the year of females with […]

Video: G3NESIS – Yes Daddy

After four viewings of this video from Vancouver BC rap duo G3NESIS (aka Kelin Kaardal and Genesis Mohanraj), I’ve still got several unanswered questions: 1) Is the whole thing just an elaborate VICE hoax, trying to reel in those caught up in the Grimes / Kitty Pryde hype? 2) How old are these girls? I’m […]