Monthly Archives: October 2009

Volcano Choir – Unmap

Judging Unmap by its cover, you could be forgiven for thinking that Justin Vernon of Bon Iver hadn’t made it out of the wintery woods that enshrouded and shaped his astounding debut For Emma, Forever Ago. However, this collaboration between … Continue reading

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worriedaboutsatan To Play On/Off Party

We’re pleased to announce that the Ikon Eastside Closing Party, On/Off, will feature a live performance by Leeds-based electronica duo worriedaboutsatan. The pairing of Tom Ragsdale and Gavin Miller released their debut Arrivals earlier this year to great reviews. It … Continue reading

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Oxjam This Saturday

This Saturday, many of the venues at the heart of the Birmingham live music scene will host a plethora of bands from a broad spectrum of genres for Oxjam. It will be the focal point of the month long, grassroots-organised … Continue reading

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I’m Alright If You’re Alright

I had the pleasure of seeing The Felice Brothers at The Glee Club on Monday, playing raucous, ramshackle, honky-tonk country rock, which falls somewhere between The Band and The Pogues. Passing the bottle and sharing the songs, it felt like … Continue reading

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For A Minor Reflection in The Guardian

Iceland’s For A Minor Reflection, whose whirlwind post-rock was a revelation at the Colour/ This Is Tomorrow show back in June, are featured in an article on The Guardian today. It focuses on how the country’s bands have survived the … Continue reading

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Why? – Eskimo Snow

A few years ago, California’s Why? released Elephant Eyelash, an album that seemed to come out of nowhere to with its twisted patchwork of geeky hip-hop, euphoric pop melodies and indie-slacker sensibilities. It represented a massive leap forward for Yoni … Continue reading

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Synth Britannia

The Big British Castle continues its excellent …Britannia series tomorrow with an instalment chronicling the oft-maligned but undoubtedly influential electronic and synth-pop movement of the late ’70s and 80s. Influenced by dystopian fiction as much as the music of Kraftwerk, … Continue reading

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