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Songs for Introverts

Songs for Introverts

  I’ve recently been shown the joys of a band called The National. I’ve fallen completely in love and so far I’ve only listened to the album High Violet. There’s something about the lyrics that really strike a chord with me. “Say you stay at home / Alone with the flu / [I] find out … Continue reading

Band of Skulls – Live in Cambridge

Band of Skulls – Live in Cambridge

First off, apologies to long-term followers of this blog. I took a sabbatical; a religion-inspired sabbatical during which I travelled to Israel to discover my inner self and to rebuff the advances of gay goat herders. Okay, I lied about the religion, but I’ll always have fond memories of that goat herder and his love of Coronation … Continue reading

In Profile: Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly

Sam Duckworth, better known by his moniker Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, just released his fourth studio album, titled, Maps. The Essex-born singer/songwriter has been around since his 2006 debut album, “Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager,” and is well known in indie circles for his inspirational and political lyrics such as, “You are not your job, and … Continue reading

Ambient Music

I was in Pizza Hut last week with a few friends from a far away exotic land (well, America) and it was a memorable evening. Despite the catastrophic failure on our part to not investigate the ice cream factory at any point, the virtually inedible vinaigrette that the salad bar carrot was dying in, and … Continue reading

“REMISSION” – The Black String Theory (review)

It says a lot about Scott van Dort that his band, The Black String Theory, even have an album being released. Newcomers to the music scene have an impossibly hard time of getting recognition, what with the massive competition from others in the same boat and everyone fighting against the continued tragic success of TV … Continue reading

First Music Review

I’ve just this minute had my first music review published on a professional website, that of ManchesterSound. They promote the music of unsigned bands and have people like me write reviews. I’m new to all this so I’m not entirely sure, but I think, under the terms of my release form, I’m not allowed to … Continue reading

Growing Old So Young

Chuck had three books devoted to Morrissey and The Smiths stacked in a pile on his desk. It was a point of connection on the night we first met: me, a study abroad student from England; him, a born and bred American from Asheville, North Carolina. We also had a mutual fondness for The Cure. Ironic that … Continue reading