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Cut Copy – Where I’m Going

Since bursting onto the Australian dance music scene in 2004 with the glorious, sunshine-soaked electro-pop effort Bright Like Neon Love, Cut Copy (based in Melbourne, Australia) have been rocking dancefloors and stages across the country and the globe in a way not many other Australian artists are able to match. Drawing influences from a wide array of sources – everywhere from eighties new-wave and synthpop, the kind of music Cut […]

todaySeptember 15, 2010

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Kele – The Boxer

Since bursting onto the scene in ’05 with the stunning Silent Alarm Bloc Party have been one of the more credible and interesting acts of the new millennium – Kele Okereke’s incisive lyrics and beautifully inimitable voice fused with the raw sounds of post-rock melodies and moods developed so skilfully by the rest of the band. Bloc Party’s latest effort, Intimacy, divided audiences with its challenging new direction: their usual […]

todayJuly 10, 2010

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Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles

Take one ex-punk band frontwoman well-known in the indie music scene for chugging from vodka bottles onstage, fighting with security guards, and getting pulled offstage for climbing the stage rigging at Glastonbury, add knob-twiddling, shy-guy producer Ethan Kath famous for describing his act's live shows as a "disgrace to music", and what do you get? The insanity that is frenetic, electro-punk act Crystal Castles, and they're back with a second […]

todayJune 8, 2010