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The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock

The notion of Irish music may unfortunately conjure either bad thoughts if twee jigs, smug U2 pomp or maybe the more appealing Pogues but The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock are undeniably Irish and with an edge and drive that … Continue reading

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Yndi Halda and Rivulets

I have staggered across a couple of bands who have some affinity with each other despite being on different labels – Rivulets on the O Rosa Records label who of course have the obligatory MySpace as well, and Yndi Halda … Continue reading

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Sigur Ros at Colston Hall

The two openers for last nights extraordinary set were either new or I didn’t recognise them – but how wonderful they were; things of rare beauty, soaring aurgasmic affairs which set the scene for the whole of the evening. I … Continue reading

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Windsor Airlift

I am endebted to The Silent Ballet blog for introducing me to Windsor Airlift – an American threesome of chaps apparently from Minnesota. The Silent Ballet gives a more fullsome expose of them than I could do so best read … Continue reading

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TVOTR – What’s the Fuss About?

Oh dear I fear that I might have missed the point again.. after a rave review on a NPR podcast and then seeing esctatic reviews around the place I picked up my copy of Dear Science – apparently TV on … Continue reading

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People of Water

Another introduction from the Peeblesmeister – People of Water is in fact one Ben Shillabeer who knocks together his collection of music in his personal studio (read – bedroom). Recording on Sink and Stove records from Bristol (again with some … Continue reading

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Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust … Sigur Ros

A new offering from the bonkers Icelanders of course is always welcome – anyone who can sing so beautifully in an entirely (?) made up language deserves a hefty wack of respect. The charmingly named Með suð í eyrum við … Continue reading

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High Dependency Unit

I am indebted to young Hector Peebles for this stuff. A kiwi band that is hardly new – back to the late 90’s at least and without a prodgious output. High Dependency Unit – HDU claim to be a bit … Continue reading

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Cuong Vu – Trumpet a-go-go

Just listening back to some Pat Metheny (who has always made me go weak at the knees) and reminded just how great his sometime-trumpet player Cuong Vu is. A bit hard to locate any decent files or vids but there … Continue reading

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