Album | Diagrams – Chromatics

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Diagrams is the latest project of Sam Genders, previously of Tunng, but for me Chromatics is sharper and more interesting than Tunng’s more diffuse work. ‘Phantom Power’ starts out jaunty, gently articulate, all Belle-&-Sebastian-eqsue, rattling along like a red bicycle with a bell…

News | Get festive at these Christmas gigs

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If you’re the sort of person whose Christmas list is perennially packed with records, band merch and gig ticket requests, you’re also likely to be the sort of person who’ll appreciate the often joyful, often cheesy, always cockle-warming Christmas gig. We’ve…

News | Kim Churchill announces UK tour

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Kim Churchill has announced a full March UK tour, taking in London’s Borderline on 2nd, followed by Bristol, Totnes, Newquay, Oxford, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Guildford and finishing up in Tunbridge Wells on 13th March. Kim released his critically…

Album | Cariad Harmon – Cariad Harmon

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English-born with a Welsh name (Cariad means ‘love’), and living in Brooklyn. It provides an eclectic background which is clear to hear in Cariad Harmon’s excellent self-titled effort. Before we get to Harmon’s warm, expressive voice, her supreme guitar work…

Album | Jim Noir – Finnish Line

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Two years between albums tends to be a perfectly reasonable turnaround for most artists, but for Jim Noir it feels like an unnecessarily long delay. After all this is the man who released 13, yes that’s right 13, EP’s during…