Monthly Archives: February 2013

Stream: The 1975 – Music For Cars EP

Artwork by Samuel Johnson One of the fast rising groups of the year, The 1975 have just made their new EP available to stream in full. Music For Cars, their third EP and the last before their debut album, it features the Radio 1 playlisted single Chocolate, alongside recently CitR covered Heads.Cars.Bending. Currently supporting Two […]


By Josh
on 28th Feb 2013
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New: Ryan Vail – Fade

With James Blake seemingly on a creative walkabout, leaving a moody-singer/songwriter sized hole to fill, Irish duo Ryan Vail have stepped up to the plate with their new track Fade. Slotting in effortlessly between The XX and the aforementioned Blake, it’s a gorgeous composition, perfectly matching the melancholic vocals with the swirling, majestic yet minimal […]


By Josh
on 27th Feb 2013
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News: Field Day adds more acts to its lineup

London’s Field Day Festival today announced the latest additions to its 2013 lineup, including future brainchild-act King Krule, Koreless and Charanjit Singh. Now in its sixth year, Field Day will bring these and many more acts together on May 25th, showcasing how far the festival has come to now stand as a firmly established part of the annual festival calendar. […]

New: Beaty Heart – Seafood

Beaty Heart have laid low for a little while now, last appearing back in 2011 on the Slush Puppy/Cola EP, and it appears to have done them the world of good. Seafood, out April 8th on Heart Throb Records, sees them venturing out with the first cut from their debut LP, as well as a […]

Video: Cocovan – Roosevelt Hotel

Stretching the CitR definition of ‘New’, this track from French producer and songwriter Cocovan was initially released mid-way through last year, however took a while to be picked up on. Six months down the line, and she’s unveiled the video for Roosevelt Hotel, giving a little more insight into the world of Cocovan. Without wanting […]

New: FTSE & Bipolar Sunshine – A Little Sumthin

I’ve been listening to this one for the last week or so. 2 artists (from Leicester and Manchester respectively), that are gaining steam at the moment, FTSE and Bipolar Sunshine, combining via this buoyant and mellow little jam. It’s by no means flashy, its main successes come from its structure, composure and pleading hook, but […]


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Video: Sega Bodega – Konerak

Sega Bodega has interestingly decided to take what could have easily, and simply, been a fun and colourful visual interpretation of the track, Konerak, taken for his EP 34, due out in April. The Jonny Kight directed video is instead a seedy and brooding narrative driven film, focusing on a chase, and ultimately a stand […]


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New: OUTFIT- Nothing Big (DEMO)

Outfit drop another cut from their forthcoming LP release “Performance“. As the demo will only be live for a few hours, we’ll spare you our detailed reaction to the track. Get some repeated listens in however, it’s pretty special.


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New: Ajimal – This Human Joy

Alongside M O N E Y and Jamie Isaac, the North East’s very own Ajimal does disconsolate melancholy as well as anyone in the UK. Having impressed on the pages of CitR before, it’s fantastic to have him back, with new track This Human Joy, a swirling, intoxicating number, that showcases the majestic, pensive side […]

News: Ghostpoet announces UK tour & new album

Following news of Ghostpoet’s new album on BBC 6Music this Saturday, the lo-fi poet turned singer has announced a string of UK tour dates. The new album ‘Some Say I So I Say Light’ is slated for release on the 6th of May on the Play It Again Sam label. Get a glimpse of what […]


By Sam Golden
on 26th Feb 2013
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New: Vessel – Extra Cerebral Sex War

FUCK. Vessel sure can create the most damaged sounding music when he wants to. This new track, Extra Cerebral Sex War, is a rather fitting way to describe the track. Epic and destroyed in scale, yet somehow graceful and sensual in its outcome. Fantastic.


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New: Cloud Boat – Dréan

Cloud Boat appear to have a successful year in front of them, at least if this second leak off their new double a-side single is anything to go by. Graceful, composed and at times world shattering, the second cut Dréan, has something of the much hyped James Blake about it. Dréan is perhaps more welcoming […]


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New: BANKS – Before I Ever Met You (SOHN RMX)

Hot on the back of SOHN‘s rather beautiful remix of the Laura Mvula track, Green Garden, Vienna//London based producer/songwriter has now set his sights on the much hyped artists BANKS. Much like the former track, Before I Ever Met You is a slow burner that slowly morphs into something pulsating and sinisterly aggravated. Hopefully this […]


By Joel Chima
on 25th Feb 2013
in Music

Interview: Eliza & The Bear

It’s been a hectic few months for London five piece Eliza & The Bear, having recently confirmed a host of festival appearances, alongside the release of their debut single Upon The North / The Southern Wild. Alongside constant touring and a rapidly growing fanbase, largely due to their electric live shows, 2013 is already shaping […]

New: Blue Daisy presents Dahlia Black – Fuck A Rap Song (Soosh Remix)

‘Blue Daisy presents Dahlia Black’, the new project from experimental producer Blue daisy, as the name suggests. The release of their debut track earlier this month blew up a small proportion of the internet, UK hiphop hadn’t been this exciting for a while. Soosh released his interpretation of the track onto soundcloud last night, keeping […]


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New: Kodak to Graph – Departure

Kodak to Graph’s new single, Departure, released through Bad Panda Records, occupies the murky area between the sweaty, crowded dancefloor and the comforting, homely beanbag. Never quite opening out into a club friendly tune, nor relying entirely upon the ambient roots that it hints at, it’s glitch at it’s most glittery, elegant and composed. With […]

New: Outfit – I Want What’s Best (Demo)

Seemingly to celebrate their two year birthday, Liverpool quintet Outfit have unveiled a new demo, their first new material in several months. I Want What’s Best has all the markings Outfit at their finest; R&B influenced indie-pop, relying upon their knack for writing a killer chorus. Taken from their forthcoming release Performance, it’s a welcome return […]

New: Father Sculptor – Lowlands

Of all the fantastic new artists emerging from Manchester, Father Sculptor are one of the standard bearers, excelling in both their music and their general approach to their art. Having impressed with a collection of debut tracks mid-way through 2012, Lowlands is their first full length track since said demos, and channels the spirit of […]

Feature: The Ten Worst (Or Best) Frank Turner Tattoos

Frank Turner fan? Hey, maybe you should get a tattoo of his lyrics and upload it to the dedicated Frank Turner Tattoos Facebook Page. I’m not here to judge his music, but I admire the dedication of his fans. Kudos. Here’s a selection of the best Frank Turner related tattoos.   Hold on a second, […]


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News: Stream Youth Lagoon’s new album on NPR

Youth Lagoon’s sophomore album Wondrous Bughouse isn’t due out on Fat Possum until March 5th – but after already letting us hear tracks ‘Dropla’ and ‘Mute’, Trevor Powers has now kindly made the whole record available to stream, via National Public Radio. Click here to listen.


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