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THE SOFT MOON Live at The Dome

With fourth album ‘Criminal’ now doing the rounds, The Dome in Tufnell Park was filled to the brim as Oakland’s THE SOFT MOON performed the only UK date on their current tour. Essentially the one-man project of Luis Vasquez, their live line-up is expanded with the addition of Luigi Pianezzola on bass / synths and Matteo Vallicelli on live / electronic drums including a nifty four pad retro Simmons combo. Continue Reading ›

TORUL Explain

After three albums fronted by the charismatic Jan Jenko, it was all change in 2016 for TORUL on the appropriately titled ‘Reset’, with the introduction of new vocalist Maj Valerij. To trail a new album coming later this year, the Slovenian combo are back with a brand new single ‘Explain’ which showcases some grouchy bass guitar syncopating off a solid beat. Over smatterings of weeping electronics, Valerij explains to his listeners that “She’s coming again in my dream”. Continue Reading ›

IONNALEE Everyone Afraid To Be Forgotten

IONNALEE is both a new start and the continuation of a story that began with IAMAMIWHOAMI. Although as enigmatic and delightfully odd as IAMAMIWHOAMI, IONNALEE is Jonna Lee’s attempt to be more upfront and less abstract than in the past. No doubt buoyed by the success of touring with RÖYKSOPP, guest contributors such as Jamie McDermott of THE IRREPRESSIBLES, COM TRUISE and TR/ST figure on ‘Everyone Afraid To Be Forgotten’. Continue Reading ›

BLAINE L REININGER The Blue Sleep

As a cardinal of the European avant-garde and co-founder of TUXEDOMOON, Blaine L Reininger is both schooled and shrouded in mystery. He currently lives in Greece – ground zero for the continent’s myths and a portal for all things Oriental. The influence can be seen on his new solo album 'The Blue Sleep'. Strikingly beautiful, it reveals its secrets like a Japanese puzzle box. Continue Reading ›

CHVRCHES Get Out

When CHVRCHES released ‘The Mother We Share’, The Electricity Club described it as “the sound of TAYLOR SWIFT gone electro”. And now with the kaleidoscopic ‘Get Out’, the bouncy first song to be previewed from CHVRCHES’ as-yet-untitled third album, Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Docherty have gone the full Taylor and presented their most overt pop statement to date. With a highly infectious chorus and bridge, ‘Get Out’ is one of those supreme singalongs. Continue Reading ›

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