Monthly Archives: June 2011

Battles – Trinity Centre, Bristol – 28 June 2011

Written for 247 Magazine. When Tyondai Braxton quit the band last year, Battles lost their most inventive composer, not to mention the alien vocalist of cult hit single ‘Atlas’. A combination of those vocals and the reputation of his solo … Continue reading

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Gomez – Academy, Bristol – 10 June 2011

Written for 247 Magazine. Just a handful of years after their first public performance (at the small Hyde Park Social Club in Leeds), a fickle music industry had already fired Gomez through a complete career arc. On the back of … Continue reading

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A couple of good music videos by North Americans

That new Kate Bush video tapped into a sneaky instinct deep in the guts of my brain. Before I knew what was happening, I was envisaging a grand blog post in which I would proclaim a select few music videos … Continue reading

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Kate Bush – Director’s Cut

Kate Bush hasn’t ever sounded much like anyone but herself. Her idiosyncrasies are very particularly hers, but her new album takes the idea of self-resemblance to a new level – Director’s Cut is comprised of 11 uncanny recordings of songs … Continue reading

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DM Stith – Apollo, Manchester – 19 May 2011

It was the bill topping Sufjan Stevens whose technicolour set owned the night, but support act DM Stith’s modest sound world made inroads too. The son of a musical family in New York, Stith can be most basically (and not … Continue reading

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