“Estonia has just been clearing it’s throat these last few years, and now this little country is singing with a distinctive voice all of it’s own.” John Rogers heads to Estonia to check out what Tallinn Music Week has on offer.
With a promising lineup and strikingly unusual location, Berlin Festival seems like a stuffily organised and controlled experiment in fun, writes John Rogers.
More electronic and less melody based than their past work, every new Books release feels like an important addition to a body of work best considered as a whole. John Brainlove reviews.
Heartbeats is an intoxicating sugar-rush of dance-pop mini-anthems according to John Brainlove.
The Serpentine Sessions is, it turns out, a kind of mini-event stapled onto the side of Hard Rock Calling. Can Grizzly Bear and co. save this underwhelming event from being a sunny summer washout? John Brainlove finds out.
Feeling both entranced and endlessly disturbed, John Brainlove reviews the latest from Iceland’s Daniel Bjarnason.
John Brainlove reviews the latest for Future Islands, a particularly odd pop proposition.
John Brainlove picks apart the BBC Sound Of 2010 shortlist. Who comes up trumps, and who ends up looking like a special needs jogger..? Find out inside.
Brainlove travels up the M1 for a bit of aural enlightenment…
John Brainlove witnesses a band dispel any coffee-table-electronica stigma that may have come from their earlier recordings as they embrace an epic, utterly absorbing sound that’s nothing short of magical.
John Brainlove curls up on the chaise lounge with Icelandic chanteuse Hafdis Huld to catch up on some small talk before a recent show at London’s Slaughtered Lamb.
Made up of between 9 and 12 Icelandic musicians, Stórsveit Nix Noltes are an Eastern European folk music arkestra with a punk-rock aesthetic. John Brainlove reviews the latest from the FatCat stable.
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