Monthly Archives: April 2011

103 – Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues Review

103/262 Summer 2008 is remembered in a beautiful haze of Fleet Fox fuelled picnics and magical garden parties. Before Mumford and Sons made it official, Fleet Foxes were persuading us that yes, whether we thought it or not, folk was … Continue reading

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102 – NME Slate Elbow’s Open Arms…

102/263 …Quite literally in every sense of the phrase. In this week’s singles reviewed, Gavin Haynes, a rather grotty and miserable writer for the NME reviews, amongst other songs, Elbow’s Open Arms. Now, anyone who knows me or this blog … Continue reading

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101 – Austra – Lose It

101/264 Only yesterday I reviewed The Beat and the Pulse by Toronto three-piece Austra. Their sound has since been haunting me that much that I have been this morning obsessing over another track of theirs Lose It. I find in … Continue reading

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100 – Austra, The beat and the pulse

100/265 Sitting and working today has been a physical chore that has taken the strength of all my being to play out. A super long weekend is coming, and with it cocktails with loved ones, delicious lemon curd cake and … Continue reading

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99 – A head for hats

99/266 I am an avid hat lover. In fact it doesn’t just have to be a hat; a beautiful or bizarre band, fantastic fascinator, horrendous headpiece or even just hugely backcombed and ribbonned hair is good to me. A fantastic … Continue reading

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98 – A disturbing dose of sun fever

98/267 One of my favourite poets, Angela Readman today tweeted to ask if anyone else, apart from her, was suffering from sun fever. My immediate reply was indication enough, that yes, I too was a fellow sufferer. I have the … Continue reading

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97 – Warning: Do not resort to retail therapy for vintage sickness

97/268 I have always had a vintage bug, an addiction I feed happily with regular vintage market jaunts (heroin) and charity shop visits (methadone). However, due to unforeseen circumstances (serious words for serious times), I found myself out of new … Continue reading

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