SINGLE REVIEW: No Ceremony/// – “Heartbreaker”

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  Written for DIY No Ceremony/// are a mysterious bunch. Or, No Ceremony/// (yeah, the forward slashes are part of the name) is a mysterious person; that’s how little we know about this Mancunian act. What we do know is that the opening few seconds of their second single, “Heartbreaker”, with its sampled kick-drum and … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Tubelord – Romance

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  Written for DIY Tubelord sit slap in the middle of this sort-of unnecessarily complex Venn diagram in which indie, alternative, punk, and their multitudinous sub- and micro-genres all converge. They sit there fairly comfortably: the band’s guitar work and drums can draw comparisons to both eras of Foals, whilst also evoking the signature sound … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Keith Top of the Pops & His Minor Indie Celebrity All-Star Backing Band – Fuck You! I’m Keith Top of the Pops

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Written for DIY It is the morning after the night before. Keith Top Of The Pops, minor UK indie celebrity, wakes up with a mouth like an ashtray, a pounding headache and a stomach as toxic as an Ed Sheeran performance. Shakily getting to his feet, he surveys his surroundings: a recording set up of … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Ganglians – Still Living

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Written for DIY “Torpid” is probably the best word to describe the sound of this record. Lovely word, torpid. “Mentally or physically inactive; lethargic: “we sat around in a torpid state”.” Yep, that’s pretty much how the third album by Ganglians sounds. The songs, and by extension, the band itself, don’t sound like they’re going … Continue reading