Monthly Archives: December 2009

Our Favourite Albums of 2009

2009 ended the decade on a high, with a plethora of inventive, endlessly diverse albums that saw the genre we know as ‘indie’ become even more slippery and difficult to define. The seemingly endless stream of new releases, offering up … Continue reading

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Our Year in Music

2009 has been a great year for Colour, with us making the move to Birmingham and finding a lovely home at The Victoria. After a short break through Winter, we returned in February with Minnosotan bluesman Charlie Parr, supported by … Continue reading

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Daytrotter Sessions

Daytrotter have been posting one live session every day since 2006. Covering a broad range of independent musicians, often ones in ascendance, it’s a fantastic way to discover new music. Sessions usually consist of four songs recorded at The Horseshack … Continue reading

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Lightning Bolt at Vivid, 8 December

Lightning Bolt by Katja Ogrin For me, one of the gigs that stood out the most from Capsule’s current programme of 10th anniversary gigs across Birmingham,was the opportunity to finally see Rhode Island based noise-rock duo Lightning Bolt. After discovering … Continue reading

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Epic45 in Word Magazine’s Albums of the Decade

Rob Glover & Ben Holton of Epic45 Word Magazine have championed Epic45, one of the bands dearest to Colour, since their stunning 2007 album May Your Heart Be The Map. The release explored the ever-changing British countryside and saw the … Continue reading

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Atlas Sound – Logos

With Deerhunter, Bradford Cox invigorated the classic ’90s indie rock sound, keeping the sugar-rush guitars and lo-fi aesthetic associated with the era, while stirring in a dose of slacker insouciance and a heady hit of dream pop. Logos, Cox’s second … Continue reading

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Molina and Johnson

Recently I wrote about Jason Molina’s first new Magnolia Electric Co. album in some time, Josephine. He’s followed it up in quick succession with a collaboration with Will Johnson, plainly titled Molina and Johnson, fourteen songs recorded in just ten … Continue reading

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