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Pissed Jeans – Electric Ballroom, London (photo review)

Pissed Jeans – Electric Ballroom, London (photo review)

A night of three faces of punk rock at Camden’s Electric Ballroom – from the haven of grunge punk to full on hardcore punk-rock with a diversion through the weird and wonderful, too. Saturday night in the heart of trendy North London could never be called dull. Scrap Brain DEMO by SCRAP BRAIN DIY grunge punks. Why write songs that […]

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Chk Chk Chk, Boxed In & Sink Ya Teeth – Electric Ballroom, London (photo review)

Chk Chk Chk, Boxed In & Sink Ya Teeth – Electric Ballroom, London (photo review)

Regular readers will know me as an indie kid. If I was pushed to give you my favourite genre, I’d plump for indie-dance, so tonight’s three-band lineup, including the mighty Chk Chk Chk, was right up my street. Anyone who has walked along Camden High Street may have noticed The Electric Ballroom. The iconic North London venue sits between the […]

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Debo Band – The Water Rats, London (photo review)

Debo Band – The Water Rats, London (photo review)

Anyone who reads my stuff on The Revue will know I tend to cover smaller indie bands, usually in Victorian pubs. However, a trip to The Water Rats in London’s King’s Cross gave me something very different to chew on. The Water Rats is a historical building. Bob Dylan made his UK debut in 1962 here, and Oasis performed their […]

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The Dears – Live at Oslo Hackney, London (photo essay)

The Dears – Live at Oslo Hackney, London (photo essay)

The Dears The Dears delighted their UK-based fans on Saturday night with 90 minutes of nothing but music. With barely a break for Murray Lightburn to let the band know he was ready for the next song, the Montreal duo had the packed-out London venue dancing and singing along to their packed out setlist. Opening with “Take It to the […]

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Dishy Tangent – Notting Hill Arts Club, London (photo review)

Dishy Tangent – Notting Hill Arts Club, London (photo review)

Absent Kelly presents….Sonic Sketch, featuring Dishy Tangent. Notting Hill Arts Club 9 September 2017 What’s not to like about Dishy Tangent? Four good looking blokes from Canning Town in the East End of London, creating great tunes. I was asked by DJ Sonic, or bass player Del Sajiwandani as he is also known, to take some portrait shots of the […]

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BERRIES launch Wild Vow at The Old Blue Last, London (photo essay)

BERRIES launch Wild Vow at The Old Blue Last, London (photo essay)

It’s festival season, which means the majority of female acts unfairly get swept under the carpet whilst the guys take the limelight (see this BBC article as proof). Perfect opportunity for BERRIES’ single release, and what an event it was! The audience at The Old Blue Last in London were treated to tune after tune from the energetic indie-rock band. […]

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John Hassall and the April Rainers

Absent Kelly Presents…John Hassall & the April Rainers (photo-essay)

When I think of The Libertines, I think of two half cut blokes strumming guitars and stumbling about the stage in some shambling bromance. If you had asked me the names of the band members, I would have struggled other than to offer you Mr Barat and Mr Doherty.  John Hassall was/is the bass player in that apparently earth breaking garage […]

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Miya Folick Live at The Lexington, London (photo essay)

Miya Folick Live at The Lexington, London (photo essay)

One of our favourites made her way over the pond, giving us the first opportunity to see Miya Folick in person. The Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter didn’t disappoint, treating the audience at The Lexington in London to a wonderful set. Armed with a film camera, she urged the crowd to pass it around and get some shots for her to get […]

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First Impressions: Jim James – “Eternally Even”

First Impressions: Jim James – “Eternally Even”

The irony of naming an album “Eternally Even” (via ATO Records) by someone who has done as much high-profile identity shifting as Jim James is not lost on us here at The Revue. James has been anything but even over the years, both within and without My Morning Jacket. Following the 2015 release of MMJ’s excellent The Waterfall, James found time during the […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 10

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 10

Welcome to this week’s serving of new music cocktails. Today we’ve got an eclectic blend of sonic spirits from across the globe, from the deserts of the Algerian Sahara and the Scottish coast to London and Canada, plus three acts playing this week’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Let’s kick things off with a tune that will boost your heart rate. Imarhan – “Imarhan” (Tamanrasset, Algeria) […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 9

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 9

This week’s serving of new music cocktails features several artists who will be playing at this month’s South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Texas, plus some other new music that we can’t stop playing. We begin with an enormously talented Icelandic group that will entrance your ears and get your Monday off to a sublime start.   Samaris – “Wanted 2 […]

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New Singles from The A.M. Resolution

New Singles from The A.M. Resolution

When I met up with Ottawa band The A.M. Resolution last June, the folk-rock duo was about to enter the studio to record their first songs as a band. These songs have now been released as an a-side and b-side track. “Now You Know” is a folk-rock tune about the perils of a rebound relationship, especially when you’re not quite ready to get […]

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One-on-one with country artist Lindi Ortega

One-on-one with country artist Lindi Ortega

Canadian-born, Nashville-based singer and songwriter Lindi Ortega is back with a fourth album called Faded Gloryville. Since its release in August 2015, the  artist known for her authentic country voice and red cowboy boots has been touring the country sharing stories of love, loss and faded dreams. Ortega was recently awarded Roots Artist of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Country Music Awards, her second win […]

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49 Above: The Strumbellas, who Play Mavericks on December 12

49 Above: The Strumbellas, who Play Mavericks on December 12

  The award-winning, Toronto indie band, The Strumbellas, are set to play Mavericks on Friday, December 12. I spoke with lead singer Simon Ward to get some insight on how 2014 was for them and on what we can expect in 2015. KSP: Simon, you just won a Canadian Folk Music Award for contemporary album of the year and earlier this year […]

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Mundo Musique: Pink Feathers – “The Feeling’s Gone”

Mundo Musique: Pink Feathers – “The Feeling’s Gone”

Pink Feathers is Liz Anjos from Portland, OR and after releasing her mesmerizing track “In A Spell” over a year ago she has since guest appeared on a few different tracks with RAC and has garnered a following with her lovely dreamy voice. She just released her debut EP Invisible Lines this week and it is some pretty stellar electro dream pop. If […]

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Mundo Musique: The Goodnight – “Back to Life”

Mundo Musique: The Goodnight – “Back to Life”

I have a thing for very well polished indie/pop/rock bands and the majority of the time I get into a band and then they become “mainstream”. Walk the Moon and Bastille are perfect examples for me. Walk the Moon started with a large college aged following and finally grew to blow up onto the mainstream alternative rock charts. Bastille played live last year […]

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Mundo Musique: Hockey Dad  – ‘Seaweed’

Mundo Musique: Hockey Dad – ‘Seaweed’

I have been following these guys for a few months. Hockey Dad are a duo from Australia and they are a nice mix of surf rock sprinkled with a tinge of shoegaze that is truly worth listening to. Hockey Dad came out with their debut EP Dreamin’ this past summer and ‘Seaweed’ is the second single off that release.  Their first single ‘I need […]

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Mundo Musique: Coquin Migale – ‘Gold’

Mundo Musique: Coquin Migale – ‘Gold’

Coquin Migale came out with their debut EP last year which was a great starting point for this band.  If you are looking for a funny video this week – check out their home made “unofficial video” for last year’s release Forty Four. The video totally confirms my first original thought – that these lads would be super cool to hang out with. […]

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Photo Credit: Mauricio Ortiz

Gold & Marrow Talks New Name and Album (audio)

Gold & Marrow, formerly known as Shannon Rose and The Thorns, released their new album Forever in early fall. The ten-song album proposes a new departure for the band, with captivating melodies, luscious instrumentation and a new-found emotional strength in Rose’s voice. I met up with Rose and Steve Matylewicz on a sunny Sunday afternoon in late September to talk about their new name and record.   Check the […]

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Mundo Musique: VOWS x !mindparade – Hero

Mundo Musique: VOWS x !mindparade – Hero

!mindparade and VOWS have a great split release of their Hero EP that came out last week. The 12 track EP (6 songs from each) is definitely worth sharing.  !mindparade offers up some great art/psych rock from Bloomington, IN and VOWS have that dream rock vibe originating from Vermont/New Jersey. Notable tracks for !mindparade on the release are “Lord Knows” and “Hero”. The tracks “Fun” and “Pretty Penny” from VOWS […]

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