Duran Duran’s The Chauffeur

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By Zolton in New Music on Friday 20 June 2008

I had the pleasure of seeing Duran Duran play a few weeks back in the balmy drizzle of New York’s Central Park. I always thought the guys had more cheek than they were ever given credit for. But don’t be fooled! For a band so rooted in the immediacy of disposable pop, they wrote some […]

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Padded Cell’s Night Must Fall

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By Francis Andrews in New Music on Wednesday 11 June 2008

I usually steer clear of anything smelling of disco-breaks: the thought just bores me. But with Padded Cell’s new release, Night Must Fall, I see a bit of a U-turn on the horizon. There’s something really interesting going on here: it’s a cocktail of 80′s swank laced with woozy narcotic undertones and flecked with snappy drum loops: weird, undeniably dark and ominous, but nonetheless pretty damn satisfying.

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Jamie Lidell gets fresh, again

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By Francis Andrews in New Music on Wednesday 28 May 2008

With his dazzling electro-soul-jazz fusion, Jamie Lidell is quite the showman. He has a new album out — the dryly named Jim — and a head full of sparkling melodies to share. So we stopped him in his tracks for a chat.

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Yeo

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By Ari Stein in New Music on Thursday 15 May 2008

Wow! So whilst Australia is quickly becoming known for its Ed Banger-styled modular stream of music, there is a little known Brisbane artist called Yeo Choong who is just insanely talented. His music is full of summer fun and Kanye West-Phoenix influences. Take my word on it, this is going to be Australia’s next answer […]

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Jamie Lidell’s Little Bit Feel Good

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By Zolton in Video on Thursday 15 May 2008

Oh man, this is good. If Jamie Lidell was born in any earlier era, he would have soul brother number one plastered all over his birth certificate.

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My Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 7 May 2008

We’re launching a new email newsletter in a few weeks time called My Secret Playlist in which a different guest musician each week will write about eight songs that they’re loving right now.

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Sonotipo

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By Fernanda Cohen in New Music on Tuesday 6 May 2008

Sonotipo is a Buenos Aires-based band that produce a smooth combination of pop, rock and electronic music.

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The Tough Alliance dig Dr Dre

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By Francis Andrews in New Music on Thursday 1 May 2008

We wrote about hot Swedish electro duo The Tough Alliance a little while back, so we thought it was time we had a chat with Eric Berglund, one half of the group.

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Four Tet Live

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By Francis Andrews in New Events on Wednesday 30 April 2008

Whether a torrent of abuse flows in my direction or not, I’ll bite my lip and say that Four Tet’s Rounds is perhaps the greatest electronica album ever released.

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Plastic Operator

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By Stacey Howard in New Music on Saturday 26 April 2008

The indie, electronic pop duo Plastic Operator paired up whilst studying audio production at London’s Westminster University. In 2004, they released their first three track EP. Their music reminds me of bands like The Fashion, Crystal Castles and Cut Copy.

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Cut Copy interview

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By Zolton in New Music on Thursday 27 March 2008

Melbourne’s Cut Copy is the hottest electro act out of Australia right now. We spoke to Mitchell Scott from the group to get the lowdown on their musical highground. Long live the 80s huh! Where would we be without fluro colours, synths and poppy chorus hooks. Any oft-neglected trend from that decade you think should be brought back in? ‘Polystyrene packaging, smoking on planes, slap bracelets, wearing just one glove, Ghostbusters’.

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Lykke Li

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By Ari Stein in New Music on Wednesday 23 January 2008

Lykke Li is Swedish, 21 years-old, and has 2008 written all over her.

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Tiny Masters of Today

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By Ari Stein in New Music on Friday 11 January 2008

They’re touring with Kimya Dawson; have Karen O and Nick Zinner from Yeah Yeah Yeahs playing on their record and have already been remixed by Brazilian powerhouse, CSS. And that’s not all. They are a two piece, and one of them is 11 and the other 13! They’re called Tiny Masters of Today. The Ramones […]

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Casiotone For The Painfully Alone

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By Francis Andrews in New Music on Tuesday 1 January 2008

The master of the minor key lament, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone is not quite as alone as he thinks he is. Or is he? Hmmm, that’s kinda deep. Anyway, we interviewed him recently.

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The Tough Alliance

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By Kate Barnett in New Music on Thursday 29 November 2007

In an over-saturated Swedish music scene, The Tough Alliance have delivered glistening electronic dance pop on their new album, A New Chance.

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