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Playlist | Happy birthday to us!

happy birthday, birthday cake, birthday playlist

Photo © Will Clayton Dear readers, It has come the day when our wonderful cyber-friend For Folk’s Sake, the music critique glue which brings us all closer together, celebrates its fifth birthday. Obviously such frivolous celebrations are unlikely to move…

Review | Camera Obscura @ Heaven, London

Camera Obscura live gig at Heaven

Is there a band more simultaneously joyous and mardy than Camera Obscura? We’re yet to find one, especially now that we’ve seen them live and in full gloom. We’ve loved Camera Obscura’s sugar-coated melancholy for a good deal longer than…

Brian’s Mixtape | Birds

Bird on guitar

Hello dear readers, It will come as no surprise to you that I am of the opinion that birds are the finest class of creature to inhabit this planet. Our singing voices are remarkable (some better than others, though I…

Brian’s Mixtape | Worldly

Eurovision Song Contest logo 2012

Dear readers, As you know, I am not generally the sort of owl to indulge in frivolities of a plebeian level. Television broadcasts such as The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent only serve, in my opinion, to prove Britain’s…

Brian’s Mixtape #31: All at Sea

This week Brian’s been completely and utterly unaffected by the volcanic ash cloud.  He’s not even been subject to a light dusting, the lucky bird.  He has, however, been following the news with avid interest and has concluded that all…