Experimental Music Love

March 27, 2008

The Accidental – There Were Wolves

Filed under: Album Reviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 12:02 am

The Accidental – There Were Wolves

Wait ages for a north of England album full of glorious melodrama, exquisite vocals and songs that will last a lifetime, and two come along at once. For along with Elbow’s The Seldom Seen Kid, this début work is a rare moment of true beauty from the mournful skies of this windswept island, and one that bodes well for the prospects of this accidental band. (more…)

March 19, 2008

Does It Offend You, Yeah? – You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into

Filed under: Album Reviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 12:12 am

Does it Offend You, Yeah? – You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into

Interesting – probably the first thing you’ll think after hearing this record. No words of irrational zealous praise of an album that transcends all moods and methods as an epic masterpiece in dance punk is created. Nor indeed any great lament of disappointment over another hyped to the Gods band that fails to live up to lofty praise preened upon them by pricks who wear sunglasses indoors. No, interesting is what you’ll find yourself thinking as you stroke your chin and maybe even nod a little if you’re so inclined. (more…)

March 18, 2008

Swedophilia – Or How Swedish Pop Deserves to Take Over

Filed under: Features — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 5:13 pm

Ever since Arcade Fire captured the imagination of all eager music lovers with their magisterial debut, Funeral, Canada has found itself as the country of choice for music artists who break new ground and capture the public’s imagination. The likes of New Pornographers, The Dears, Broken Social Scene, Feist, A Silver Mt. Zion and Rufus Wainwright all made music so very rightly revered and brought the expulsion of the demons brought about by Bryan Adam’s hollow strums and Celine Dion’s various abominations.

But with the release of the convoluted pretention that is Neon Bible, and the comeback of Nickelback to bore the masses once again, Canadian music has lost its way somewhat and it’s no longer the prime country to turn to when it comes to music that matters. (more…)

March 15, 2008

The Night That Never Happened…

Filed under: Uncategorized — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 8:27 pm

…is a radio show I do. It’s on every Sunday from noon until 3pm so listen in. Just go to Air3Live.com and stream away. No faffing with bits and bobs. Just click the button and enjoy. I expect it to be 72% entertaining.

March 12, 2008

The Tunics – Cost of Living

Filed under: Single Reviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 10:04 pm

The Tunics – Cost of Living

They may have the most tediously Libertine influenced moniker of many a British guitar act around, but this Croyden lot are a tad more interesting than your average indie lot. Sinister vocals provide a necessary edge that makes them just about bearable. Well, they’re better than Boy Kill Boy.

4.8/10

The Accidental – Wolves (31/03/08)

Filed under: Single Reviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 9:59 pm

The Accidental – Wolves

Tales of drunken blokes on the search for whatever action they can get on a Friday night shouldn’t sound this brooding and beautiful, yet Sam Genders sounds as soulful and delicate as Guy Garvey, and provides Wolves the tenderness to make it a most enchanting listen.

8.3/10

March 8, 2008

The Kooks – Always Where I Need To Be

Filed under: Single Reviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 7:08 pm

The Kooks – Always Where I Need To Be

“The first single to be taken from their eagerly awaited new album Konk,” – God, being The Kooks’ PR must be the most soul destroying job in the world. How can someone feign enthusiasm for such a mediocre bunch of preening, pretentious, pisspoor excuses for musicians? “Do do do”? “Don’t don’t don’t” more like.

2.0/10

Vincent Vincent and the Villains – Gospel Bombs (10/03/08)

Filed under: Album Reviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 1:31 pm

With the current obsession of trying to create something truly original that progresses the music world beyond the limits of its current forms, it’s refreshing to hear a band going back to the very roots of rock and roll to recreate that golden age in their own unique way.

The likes of Klaxons, Hadouken and Enter Shikari may be doing their very best to mix as many genres and technologies as possible in a vain effort to stand out, but when the result is a few mediocre albums and a whole scene of clueless indie fuckwits 15-year-olds with obnoxious hair and star-covered hoodies, it may be best to just concede that creating anything remotely definitive in music today is an impossible task.  And only complete morons will go along for the ride. (more…)

March 6, 2008

The Young Knives – Glasgow, Classic Grand 29/02/08

Filed under: Live Reviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 10:16 am

Pigeon-holed by some as geek rockers, aptly playing up to the tweed and specs aesthetic they possess, and resented by others who can’t see past the jagged guitars and confusingly label them alongside the likes of Bloc Party, Futureheads, Wombats and other such indie timewasters, The Young knives have long been a band that have deserved far more credit than they have been awarded so far. (more…)

March 4, 2008

When I met the Young Knives

Filed under: Features — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 10:32 pm

I met them in a tour bus in Glasgow.  We spoke .  This is what happened. (more…)

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