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kartica

Remember the good old days of Britpop when the music world was full of five-piece bands from the North, swaggering around with their Mod hair-do’s and flicking cigarette butts everywhere? If you do, then Sheffield band Kartica will seem very familiar to you. Whether you like them or not...

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While there’s quite a bit of exciting new music happening at the minute, not much of it is coming from good old fashioned UK guitar acts. Save for reliable old hands like Richard Hawley and seasoned campaigners like The Maccabees, guitar music is in a bit of a lull...

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Manchester-based, Berlin-born producer Holy Other has announced he will be releasing his debut album Held on 27 August through Tri Angle Records. The album follows on from his highly acclaimed debut EP With U, which he released last year, and if lead single ‘Love Some1′ is anything to go...

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no-ceremony-holdonme

Seriously starting to like these secretive Mancunians. You may remember I featured their single ‘Heartbreaker’ not long ago. Back then I didn’t know much about NO CEREMONY/// (the capitals and slashes seem to be mandatory!), except they made brilliantly unsettling and darkly melodic electro stuff. I still don’t know...

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Hot new ‘post-dubstep’ band SEASFIRE have released the below video for their second single ‘Heartbeat’, the follow up to ‘Falling’. SEASFIRE specialise in beautifully understated, bleak and melancholic tunes, and ‘Heartbeat’ is no different – featuring the conventional post-dubstep musical arsenal of breathy vocals, abstract melodies and discordant chords,...

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towns-just-everything

I’ve only just stumbled across these guys, and have to say so far I’m blown away. TOWNS mix early-90’s shoegaze/baggy vibes with a bit of good old Oasis style Wall Of Sound (thanks to early Oasis producer Owen Morris being involved) to make something quite exciting and refreshing. Check...

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