Tag 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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Review // Leila and Ben – A Bloody History

  You might think that Macbeth is a well-worn story – many of us will have probably encountered it at school and felt utterly uninspired by the tedious teaching method. In light of recent events, though, Macbeth seems like the … Continue reading

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Review // Young Adult

  High school can often be a difficult time for those not high up in the social pecking order. Most would never want to go back to school, many dream of finishing sooner rather than later. But for some, like … Continue reading

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Review // The Descendants

  Fans of director Alexander Payne have been a patient bunch. His last film, the critically acclaimed, wonderfully warm and witty Sideways, was released eight years ago. Since then it’s been a long wait for the follow-up but The Descendants … Continue reading

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Review // The Artist

  There’s a moment in Billy Wilder‘s 1950 noir masterpiece Sunset Boulevard when Gloria Swanson, herself a faded silent movie star, says that in those days actors didn’t need words, they just needed expressions and presence. This is a comment … Continue reading

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Review // Summer Camp – ‘Welcome to Condale’

  When Summer Camp first came to the attention of bloggers two years ago, duo Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey pretended that they were a Swedish group and hid their identities behind sepia photographs. The mystery was fairly quickly unravelled, … Continue reading

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