Antony & The Johnsons – The Crying Light – Rough Trade

Catriona Reilly Many people may be familiar with Antony Hegarty’s unusual vocals, albeit unwittingly, through Hercules and Love Affair’s indie club favourite ‘Blind’ or perhaps from Bjork’s ‘Dull Flame of Desire’. His musical endeavours, however, extend further than collaborations…

Again?

Gerry McKeever With the advent of the new year, once again everybody and their neighbour is jumping to make predictions as to who and what is going to be big in music this year.  The BBC has released it’s…

Off the cuff with Mr. Scruff

… sits down with British DJ Mr. Scruff to discuss a love of tea, six-hour sets and the state of modern music Andy Carthy (aka Mr Scruff) is generally recognised as one of the foremost exponents…

At Death Cab’s door

Unashamed fan Crystal Chesters flags down Jason McGerr from Death Cab in Edinburgh for a chat Death Cab for Cutie were originally a preppy indie band from Seattle, whose melodic, poetic songs about being clever and confused attracted a…

Digitalism – 22/11/08 – The Arches

Harry Akehurst Still young when they left the burrow in 2004, German dance duo Digitalism emerged straight into a field of serious heavyweights. Formed in Hamburg, they share a country with Boys Noize and border with current genre giants…

The Firemen – Electric Arguments – Pinnacle

Tom Bonnick Inevitably, The Fireman’s new album, Electric Arguments, will never really be viewed as anything other than the latest vehicle with which Sir Paul McCartney has been desperately attempting to resurrect his floundering career, and/or some semblance of…

Buraka Som Sistema – Black Diamond – Fabric Integral

George Binning European clubbers are breaking out their obsidian disco balls in preparation for Black Diamond, the first LP from Portuguese break-beat trio, Buraka Som Sistema. The band claim to be championing a painstakingly underground sound known as ‘Kuduro’.…

Where to next?

Gerry McKeever The almighty mess the music industry is in is nothing if not well publicised.  Enormous growth in new alternative methods of acquiring music over the internet have punched a big hole right in the middle of the…

Who are you kidding?

… receives a lesson in indie from Black Kids’ lead, Reggie Youngblood It has been a little over a year since Black Kids played the Athens pop festival, their first gig outside of their hometown in…

Mystery Jets – 25/10/2008 – QMU

Ellie Gallagher The grins on the faces of mid-pubescent crowd widened as the sirens of Hideaway signalled the Mystery Jets’ entrance, rolling out the opening of their set with fingers flying, but bodies still and faces straight (A little…