Monthly Archives: January 2011

Band of Horses – Birmingham

Band of Horses Goldheart Assembly Mojave 3     Three fine bands, one bitterly cold night in Birmingham, Mrs HC and I together with Mr & Mrs IDS. Truth be told I couldn’t quite believe my luck that BoH were back on these shores … Continue reading

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Six for 2011

OK, not super fast on recommendations and top tips for 2011 but better late than never, six of the best for the new(ish) year. Looking back at the selections here, well the first three at least, I have obviously slipped back into … Continue reading

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The Decemberists – The King is Dead

.     I wasn’t sure what to make of The King is Dead after the first play. I knew it was going to be very different to the previous album Hazards of Love, and how it is different. A … Continue reading

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Sharon van Etten – Epic

    Oh dear I am rather obsessing about this album. Sharon van Etten has been spinning around just off my radar proper for a couple of months, which means that, foolish chap that I am, I have only just … Continue reading

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Rebekka Karijord – The Noble Art of Letting Go

      So far 2011 is proving to be a year,well OK a couple of weeks as it stands, of delicious sounding female vocalists (a couple of posts to come on some other examples) Rebekka Karijord is a Norwegian … Continue reading

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Birds of Passage

FB / Myspace/ Soundcloud/ @aliciamerz Alicia Merz aka Birds of Passage sort of slipped into my conciousness some way or another, I am not quite sure how. But I guess that’s rather appropriate given her chosen lo-fi, minimalist, dream-pop label. Birds of Passage … Continue reading

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