October 1, 2010 § Leave a comment
July 3, 2010 § Leave a comment
Herzog are my favourite artist of the week. Although ‘they’ are actually just musician Nick Tolar (with Dave McHenry, Brian Hill, Dan Price and Dave Rich currently joining him for live shows). He comes from Cleveland, Ohio, and recently released a split single with Yuck on Transparent Records, who are now releasing Herzog’s debut album Search. Physical copies are available from August 12th via Pure Groove (pre-order here), with the digital version available to buy here on Bandcamp. You can stream it via the Soundcloud player below:
June 7, 2010 § Leave a comment
Fanzine are a London band who are playing a date with Cymbals Eat Guitars, and from their MySpace, appear to be friends with the previously mentioned Yuck. There are only 2 songs on their page, but both are quite lovely. Like Yuck, they have an air of the early 90s about them, a gritty yet relaxed feel to their songs. Check out ‘Susan’ and ‘The Beetle Song’ here.
June 6, 2010 § 2 Comments
Dot to Dot has been running since 2005, but 2010 saw it travel to Manchester for the first time. I’ve always been one to admire the line-ups of one-day festivals, forget about them, and later indulge in a great deal of self-berating as everyone talks about just how fantastic this set was, and how unmissable that performance was. So when the Dot to Dot flyer landed in my lap, I thought to myself “Not this time.” (Perhaps the abundance of spare time due to my prevailing unemployment played a big part in the decision making process, perhaps not, I’ll let you make your own minds up). Either way, a how to link in aline-up that included Wild Beasts, Blood Red Shoes and Beach House was not something I wanted to miss. So off I trotted to buy my ticket and wait for the 31st to come around… « Read the rest of this entry »