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Sweet Records’ Impressive Split: Minotaurs & BlackFlower

I usually find split singles to be a fun listen. After all, the chance that you’ll like at least one of the songs is favorable. For those unaware, a split single is usually a release from a record label that features two ...
 
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Minmae: An Album a Year Keeps the Fans From Tears

I’m not sure whether it’s the technology, the fast food, or just the lazy perspective in general. Whatever it is, there is no doubt that today’s musical artists produce less on a yearly basis than their forefa...

 
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New singles from the UK guaranteed to make a splash

It’s only a matter of time before Mika becomes the next pop star you love to hate. Of course, such feelings are primarily spurred by jealousy. However, unlike most rising pop stars, this Beirut native writes the majority ...
 
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The High Llamas quietly carry on

In the world of underrated British artists, one of my many favorites include The High Llamas, a band formed in 1991 by talented songwriter Sean O’Hagan after the demise of his duo with Cathal Coughlan, Microdisney. Though...

 
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WinterKids bring back the good looks and catchy hooks

WinterKids is one of the first bands making their debut in 2007 that you will love to hate. It’s not their music that will ignite the hate. Hell, their debut album, Memoirs, is actually quite catchy. It’s just their...
 
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Blur to reform; The Black Angels turn on, tune in, drone out

After a year of rampant speculation, it is finally official: Blur is back! The Brit-pop legends recently confirmed that former guitarist Graham Coxon will put aside his differences and aid in the recording of their final album,...

 
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¡Forward, Russia!

Well, it’s the last day of 2006. I figured I would wrap it up with a band who have had quite a successful year: ¡Forward, Russia!. They were involved in the 2006 NME New Music Tour last May, which also featured promising...
 
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Foxes. Foxes? Foxes! Unsigned? Why?

To the average tourist, the historical city of Oxford, England echoes nothing but the words of tradition and education, thanks to the renowned University of Oxford, which is the oldest in the world. Mixing those words and young...

 
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Tap Tap

Lately, if there’s one major stereotype for “indie music”, it’s usually either substituting claps for percussion or replacing incoherent mumblings where the vocals should be. Perhaps that is why Clap You...
 
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The Strays love their politics

Frontman Toby Marriott is the only member of The Strays who hails from England, though one listen to their music would give the impression that their punk roots originate entirely from the UK. They’re quite universal thou...