Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Playlist, pt. 5

Listen on: Spotify / we7* 26. Super Furry Animals – ‘Neo Consumer’ Still going strong on their eighth album, the psychedelic Welshmen power through a catchy opening to a song lamenting the impotence of the individual. ‘Neo Consumer’ continues the … Continue reading

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Dirty Projectors – Barbican, London – 25 June 2010

Ten great gigs from 2010: #2 On the basis of last year’s breakthrough album, Dave Longstreth’s brainchild Dirty Projectors have become known for their left of centre approach to indie guitar music. Bitte Orca draws on an array of genres … Continue reading

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Interview: Patrick Wolf

Based on an interview conducted for The Yorker. An energetic interviewee, Patrick Wolf was speaking in his dressing room at The Cockpit in Leeds, on 20 May 2009. Now, I’ve been to a fair few gigs in my time, but … Continue reading

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The Playlist, pt. 4

Listen on: Spotify / we7* 19.  Villagers – ‘I Saw the Dead’ Villagers the band is really just one man – Dubliner Conor J. O’Brien – so it’s unsurprising that the material takes on the singular quality of a solo … Continue reading

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Peter Broderick – Cube Microplex, Bristol – 22 October 2010

Ten great gigs from 2010: #1 Some of the most memorable gigs derive a big part of their character from the venue as well as the artist, and Peter Broderick’s show at the small, cooperative cinema was a perfect example … Continue reading

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The White Stripes – Under Great White Northern Lights

I first got into the White Stripes when I saw footage of their 2005 Glastonbury show. They play without a planned setlist, so they tend to lurch all over the place, potentially sacrificing most of their best known material. Besides … Continue reading

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The Playlist, pt. 3

Listen on: Spotify / we7* 15. Field Music – ‘The Rest is Noise’ The midway point of the Mackems’ magnum opus Measure finds them at their tightly controlled best. ‘The Rest is Noise’ sounds like it might be from a … Continue reading

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