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10 Jun 14
The gist Nine years on since his wonderful debut, Tom Vek returns with his third record, a distinctly English blend of electronica and post punk. The music With a sound that would be equally at home in a club as it would be at a festival, Tom Vek is essentially Britain's answer to James Murphy, and he seems to be happily capitalising on the unfortunate absence of LCD Soundsystem (see also The Rapture) in our current musical landscape. The tracks on Luck are as immediate and attention grabbing as they come in 2014, mixing eighties synths with a post punk vocal.
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03 Jun 14
The gist Some of Pete & The Pirates regroup, go electro The music Pete and the Pirates seemed to disappear as soon as they were taking off, certainly they were gone just as soon as they appeared on my particular radar. Luckily for those of us that care, Teleman are pretty much the same thing, albeit shrink-wrapped in electonica. Breakfast is an album that, at its best (the singles, and should-be singles) is a behemoth of people-friendly pop music, and at its worst (some of the slightly grey numbers towards the end) is still alright.
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21 Oct 13
What could be better than finding out that perennial cracklefeedback favourites have a new long player for us all to devour? Getting a copy and finding it’s a double album of course.
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02 Apr 12
The Wave Pictures are certainly prolific, theirs is a work ethic which has so far provided an album a year since the breakthrough, and officially seventh, album Instant Coffee Baby – this alongside solo albums, collaborations and a commendable approach to gigging that see’s them playing almost monthly in some form or another (an attribute that no doubt helps swell the numbers when it comes to musical friends and fans alike). Loveable they are, ones to champion to anyone who’ll care to listen and ones who, when news of a new release being imminent arrives, it’s only right to get excited...
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02 May 11
If you've been missing The Wave Pictures since 2009 then...you should go and buy all this other stuff they've done in the interim. However, if you were only to follow their Moshi Moshi releases then Beer In The Breakers would be the follow up to 2009's brilliant but maudlin If You Leave It Alone and from the outset it hits you with an effervescence which was largely absent on their previous effort (just go ahead and compare the aforementioned album's opener which the almost-summertime number you get here).