Author Archives: Eugenie Johnson

Review // Death From Above 1979 – ‘The Physical World’

  In 2004, Death From Above 1979 released their debut album You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine. The LP was a full-on assault to the senses, a noise rock album that was bruising and riff-heavy but also maintained a decisive … Continue reading

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Review // Empty Pools – ‘Liberation Prayers’

    Bristolians Empty Pools are at something of a crossroads in their musical lives. With singer Leah Pritchard announcing that she “no longer wishes to do the band,” the group find themselves releasing an EP in which her vocals … Continue reading

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Review // Slow Club – ‘Complete Surrender’

  It’s almost hard to believe that it’s been five years since Slow Club released their debut album Yeah, So. Since then, duo Rebecca Taylor and Charles Watson have steadily moved away from the sometimes twee, nu-folk tones of ‘Beginners’ … Continue reading

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Review // Jungle – ‘Jungle’

  When Jungle first emerged, the outfit’s two central figures J and T were a duo shrouded in mystery. They would often hide among fashionable crowds in photo-shoots and played underground gigs shrouded in darkness. It turned out that Tom … Continue reading

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Review // DZ Deathrays – ‘Black Rat’

  On DZ Deathrays’ first album Bloodstreams – released in 2012 – duo Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley’s main method of assault was through uncontrollable noise, volume and shedloads of vitriol. The tracks emerged from a fuzz and squall that … Continue reading

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Introducing // GAPS

  Brighton-based duo GAPS fuse electronic and folk music in a way that allows the two genres to co-exist in tandem, creating luscious melodies that are intimate but ghostly, yet never cold. Comprised of old school-friends Rachel and Ed, the pair … Continue reading

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Interview // Beauty Heart

  With their unique brand of psychedelic drum pop and tropical-tinged, danceable tunes, Beauty Heart have gained a hard-core following of fans dedicated to their exotic rhythms. Their new album, Mixed Blessings, is a kaleidoscopic party record filled with beats … Continue reading

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Memory Playlists // Eugenie’s Playlist

The Beatles – ‘Nowhere Man’   It’s probably sacrilege to say this but I’m not a massive Beatles fan. But ‘Nowhere Man’ just reminds me of driving around as a little girl – it used to be on this mix … Continue reading

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Review // Psychologist – Propeller EP

  London musician Psychologist has been making some small waves in the music world with the release of a duo of enigmatic EPs. The first, Waves of OK, was a dark confessional while Propeller, the second in the series, expands … Continue reading

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Review // Joan As Policewoman – ‘Chemmie’

    On her most recent LP The Deep Field, Joan Wasser decided it was time to ditch the dark and reflective tone of her previous efforts to show that she still believed in romanticism. It also saw her return … Continue reading

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Review// Echo Lake – ‘Another Day’

    Is there honestly another band out there who suit their name better than Echo Lake? Coming after their much-acclaimed EP, Young Silence, which impressively sold out in a matter of days, ‘Another Day’ continues to show why this … Continue reading

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Introducing // Friends

    What can we thank bedbugs for? Sores? Itchiness? Being temporarily homeless while the fumigators move in? Well, let’s add something that’s not sarcastic to the list. We can thank bedbugs for helping to form Friends. Last summer, Samantha … Continue reading

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