Monthly Archives: August 2010

LED Festival

Off to LED Festival in London tomorrow. Aphex Twin will be there. Simple. Review will follow.

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Mercury vs Neptune Part 6: The xx vs Rolo Tomassi

It’s curious how these two shortlists have aligned. I’ve been pairing them up by the order on which they appear on the list (see those here: https://tjdizzle.wordpress.com/2010/08/10/mercury-vs-neptune/), but some of them are starting to look like they were picked to … Continue reading

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Gig Review: The Besnard Lakes

Grrr. The combination of Bristolian public transport and late(ish) gigs in Bristol can be infuriating sometimes. Sunday night was one of those times. It sucked balls. Twin Falls were the first of two support bands, and they were really quite … Continue reading

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Berlin Investigations 4: Caribou

Now Caribou I am already familiar with, but I’m going to highlight him/them anyway, for I expect great things from the Caribou festival set. Firstly, the festival have made the song ‘Sun’ their song of the festival, meaning you can … Continue reading

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Listen to this! – Brian Eno

Hey you! This is a feature which I might do more of here and there, whenever I feel compelled to share a song/track/piece of music with whoever is reading this. It may be a little similar to Ellie’s ‘Song of … Continue reading

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Mercury vs Neptune Part 5: Kit Downes Trio vs Ikonika

Here’s the thing with this one. Kit Downes Trio’s ‘Golden’ isn’t on Spotify, and is also apparently not to be downloaded anywhere. Seriously. I even stumbled across a web-forum seemingly devoted to providing free illegal download links for albums, including … Continue reading

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Berlin Investigations 3: Soulwax/2manydjs

Two acts, but only one set of twins? What is this Belgian madness! Regardless, both seem to be highly acclaimed by all and sundry, and I’ve heard great reports from a 2manydjs set at Glastonbury. Since they are both playing … Continue reading

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