Monthly Archives: March 2012

Shearwater – Animal Joy

Written for The Music Fix. Billed, as if setting out to raise critical eyebrows, as their “thrilling artistic rebirth”, Shearwater’s Sub Pop debut (their eighth on all labels since emerging sideways out of Okkervil River) breaks from the insular and … Continue reading

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Field Music with Stealing Sheep – KCLSU, London – 24 February 2012

Written for The Music Fix. With reverb guitar and close three-part female vocals, Stealing Sheep’s support slot at King’s College Union neatly evoked the psychedelic age. The most straightforward of their songs, which were often based on simple repeated strings … Continue reading

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Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It

Written for The Music Fix. Seattle’s Mike Hadreas made his debut as Perfume Genius in 2010, on a lauded album – Learning – which seemed to function primarily as a channel for his earlier life’s despair. This follow-up mostly continues … Continue reading

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tUnE-yArDs – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – 15 February 2012

I’ve been an appalling blogger, which is to say that I haven’t updated in a couple of months. Here’s the first of a few recent review articles. Like most [EDIT: all] of them, it was written for The Music Fix. … Continue reading

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