Peggy Gou Once (12” EP) Ninja Tunes South Korean-born, Berlin-based DJ and producer Peggy Gou is making (sound) waves within house music and electro – those faceless, anonymous beat-filled genres where the best music can seem so fleeting but the truly timeless tunes have that something special: the right hook and groove; personality.
Glen Hansard A Season on The Line (ep) Anti/Epitaph Essentially a bunch of leftovers in the shape of an EP, including the title track from previous solo album (included here for the first time, that is, clearly a recorded leftover) here are four more songs from Glen Hansard. Didn’t He Ramble, the opener, the misplaced […]
It was billed as The Swell Season – and it was, I guess. Though it was really “The Music and People from The Movie ONCE” – that’s what it said to the audience, and that’s the audience that turned up. A few fans of The Frames too, or whatever. I fucking hate that movie, Once. […]
Begin Again Director: John Carney Exclusive Media Group/Sycamore Pictures/Apatow Productions It was always going to be a tall order – the guy who released that particular strain of ebola on the world of movie-goers, known as Once – as in Once is more than enough! – and 2B or not 2B pencil/British thesp, Keira Knightley. […]
Luluc Passerby Sub Pop What’s the difference between something wonderful in this bedsit dreamy folk-pop world and something, I dunno, kinda shit? Well it’s hard to answer really – it’s about intentions and it’s obviously around what you hear and how much you know going into it. Something like the new Tiny Ruins album succeeds […]
Charity Children The Autumn Came Monkey Records This album answers the question – you probably weren’t asking – about what it might sound like if those wretched, awful characters from the movie Once hooked up with whatever is left of The Polyphonic Spree. Wafting trumpets and cutesy ukuleles. Earnest voices singing about nothing important whatsoever. […]