Alt-J give glimpses of something great

From the incomprehensible lyrics to the impressive soundscapes, alt-J have gone a long way since they first captured attention with their double A side of ‘Matilda’ and ‘Fitzpleasure’. Two years later and they now have a Mercury Prize to their name, as well as being one band member short. Bassist Gwil Sainsbury left at the […]

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The Drums’ return is not as encyclopedic as they would have hoped

“Encyclopedia’ is full of magic and surprise” claims The Drums’ lead singer, Jonny Pierce, in the album notes for their latest release “Encyclopedia,” out September 23rd. The combination of these bold claims with the excitingly uproarious lead single “Magic Mountain,” and that title – Encyclopedia –  promised an album of daring breadth and scope from […]

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Arcade on Fire

Fresh from their Glastonbury headline set, Arcade Fire have returned to Hyde Park (three years after they last played here) to finish off their European tour as part of the British Summer Time festival series with Barclaycard. Boasting an impressive array of support acts, Win Butler walks out onto the stage at 4:15 saying that […]

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