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Boredom And The Psychology Of Tour

One of the thing that people don’t tell you about tour is the crippling fucking boredom. I mean, I know that everyone says tour can be boring and that’s part of what makes it so hard, but guess what, take however hard you thought it was and quadruple it and add a healthy dose of...

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Tour Diaries: The People Of The Midwest

So as I trek about the country on tour I’m learning a lot about the geography of this great country of ours. So as I delve deeper into this nation I want to right a little bit about what you can expect to find in different regions of the country. Today I m on my...

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It’s All About The Music – But Is It All Music?

Sometimes all the most important skills that you can hold to benefit your band are the ones that aren’t at all related to music. That’s a weird thought, now isn’t it? However – in my experience that’s just the way things are. People far too often believe that being a great musician is going to...

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Young Derbyshire band aiming to be next bright act from the East Midlands

The East Midlands is a pretty fruitful region in terms of music nowadays. Leicester has Kasabian, Nottingham Jake Bugg, Indiana and Sleaford Mods, but Derby? Not a lot comes from Derby. That’s not to say there isn’t a thriving music culture in the city, one of 2015’s biggest breakthrough act Slaves put part of their...

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Interview with Piqued Jacks

I recently had the chance to sit down with pop-rock luminaries Piqued Jacks. In our twenty minute interview I found these young Italians to be fun rock and rollers who really know what they’re on about. In the interview we discuss their lives and music in depth, getting a better grasp at what defines the...

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Haim’s hit the sweet spot with debut album, ‘Days Are Gone’

The hotly anticipated debut album from American trio, HAIM, is finally here and it is very impressive indeed. ‘Days Are Gone’, is a tightly produced album, with synth-pop, indie-rock laden riffs thrown into the mixture, some RnB beats also present. The three sisters have captivated with their strong single releases to date, and they do dominate...

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Buke and Gase’s “General Dome” Is One Of 2013’s Best Albums So Far

Brooklyn indie rock/progressive duo Buke and Gase have one of 2013’s best releases so far on their hands with the fascinating full-length “General Dome”. With prog rock, garage/noise, and singer/songwriter/indie sensibilities, the group fire on all cylinders with tracks that are as beautiful as they are strange. “General Dome” also deserves credit for how musically...

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Nick Duane plays dark, dreamy avant-alternative rock with “Before the Storm”

Nick Duane is a synthpop/indie rock/alternative artist who is creating some very moody and interesting textures with his brand new release “Before the Storm”. “Willett Avenue” is recommended listening for fans of dark, dreamy alt rock – definitely easier to sink into than most more mainstream musical fare. With a patient vocal approach that sounds...

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The Jacobs channel George Harrison with “Won’t Bow Out”

Hailing from London, England, The Jacobs bring to mind a strong George Harrison influence on first listen; the Travelling Wilburys in fact. Well, there aren’t many stronger acts to draw influence from. The sound coming from this 4-piece seems to come from a time capsule; soulful 60’s-inspired song-writing, and it suits them just fine. The...

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Swedish band Slim Loris unite rock n roll with Americana on “Down to Earth”

Slim Loris is a 3-piece rock n’ roll/folk rock band who come from a place famous for having a great music scene – Stockholm, Sweden. Their music is simultaneously upbeat yet melancholy, familiar yet fresh. They pay tribute to the 60’s musical movements, the early 90’s alternative peak, as well as the modern rock approach...

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The Stereophones strike indie music video gold with “Fight”

The Stereophones are a unique and commendable indie rock/pop/experimental project. Founders Kayhan Ahmadi and Kevin Ahmadi team up with a slew of other artists, musicians, remixers and directors to create and release a ton of music, music videos and remixes, while relying on word-of-mouth and fan enthusiasm to spread the word. And guess what, folks? It...

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Pat Smith Brings The Brood To Indie Rock With “Goodbye Goodnight”

“Goodbye Goodnight”, the new album by Pat Smith is smart indie rock for Stereogum and Pitchfork music enthusiasts. I mean that in the best possible way. Though appealing to modern hipsters, Smith’s depth and intelligence may confuse many of them. His tagline “a modern take on vintage sound” is wholly appropriate. Combining influences from Kurt...

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