Amanda Palmer tears The Daily Mail to pieces

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By Francis Andrews in Video on Wednesday 17 July 2013

US singer Amanda Palmer delivered this very witty riposte to that heinous British publication, the Daily Mail, after it dedicated its coverage of her Glastonbury set to the fact that her breast had emerged from her bra. To all that are unfortunately familiar with the tabloid’s output, Palmer very satisfyingly hits many a nail on […]

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Fugitive Air: new single from of Montreal’s upcoming album

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Music on Wednesday 17 July 2013

Fugitive Air is the latest single from of Montreal’s upcoming album Lousy With Sylvianbriar. This single is highly reminiscent of The Beatles and Lynyrd Skynyrd, which is hopefully a preview for the style of the rest of the album. The classic rock ‘n roll feel makes for a refreshing and relaxing listen. The album is […]

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Amazing Asian fusion: gymnastics and ballet

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By Andrea DelBene in Video on Monday 15 July 2013

I need to know the who and how behind this group. Never in my 20 years of dancing have I seen one girl this flexible and talented, let alone nineteen synchronized together.

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Sebastian at the Battle of the Bands: an illustrated eBook

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By Jonathan Schlackman in New Illustration on Thursday 11 July 2013

Local ‘Mokummer’ Lisbel Gavara has lent her considerable artistic talents to illustrate a new young person’s book called Sebastian at the Battle of the Bands, featuring a Bluesman alligator, hair metal rodents, and Grunge-Era pigeons. It’s currently available on Amazon Kindle.

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Valentine’s Day: a quirky song by Kay Proudlove

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By Sean Alves in New Music on Wednesday 10 July 2013

Kay Proudlove is a singer/songwriter from Wollongong, Australia. With an acoustic guitar, distinct voice and a quirky way with words, Proudlove’s EP has been released recently and it is nothing short of amazing. Do yourself a favour and check it out.

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Who’s Triple Nipple? Oh, just Sigur Ros reborn as dubstep DJs

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 6 July 2013

Is this a joke? Jonsi, Kjartan Holm, and Sigrun Jonsdottir, the trip behind Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros, have taken up DJing under the name Triple Nipple. They’ve played a set for Boiler Room and you can now hear how well they fare in the streaming DJ mix of Baltimore club and big-room electro house […]

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The daily habits and routines of Nick Cave

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Friday 5 July 2013

Singer-songwriter Nick Cave is a busy man these days. He’s just been slated to star as himself in 20,000 Days on Earth, a fictional drama-documentary by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard that revolves around his a day in his life. In this fascinating 2003 interview, he talks about his daily routines and how he really […]

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Planetary: Explore your music collection as the universe

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By Low Lai Chow in New Music on Friday 5 July 2013

Brooklyn-based artist and coder Robert Hodgin worked with Bloom Studios to make this really gorgeous iPad app that lets you explore your music collection as an entire universe. Artists are displayed as stars, albums are planets, and tracks are moons. The only thing left for the app to so is to display our minds: blown.

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La La Land tune ensures you’ll never get there

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 2 July 2013

My friend sent me this link to a music video for Croatian pop princess Lana Jurčević’s La La Land as a joke because I have a habit of going ‘la la la’ whenever I can’t make out what he mumbles. It’s full of floppy ribbons, oversized shades, jaunty prancing, garish makeup, too many references to […]

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Music video for Bloc Party’s Ratchet: More crazy work from Cyriak

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 2 July 2013

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Cyriak is crazy. Now he’s unleashed his loop-to-infinity visuals on the music video for Bloc Party’s ‘Ratchet’. It’s a perfect merge. As one guy commented on YouTube, ‘I don’t know who to be more jealous of, Cyriak for meeting Bloc Party, or Bloc Party for meeting […]

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I Love You: the new EP by Said The Whale

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By Said The Whale in New Music on Sunday 30 June 2013

My band Said The Whale has recorded a new album, and I think it’s our best yet. Writing for this record was incredible: I made myself laugh hysterically and I made myself weep like a child, and it was all the most rewarding and enjoyable writing process I’ve ever experienced. We tracked the songs over […]

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F: new music from Chilean band Mostro

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By Scratch My Nose in New Music on Friday 28 June 2013

Alongside Dizzlecciko, Animales Exóticos Desamparados and diaBlo, Mostro are one of the most interesting bands I heard during my three years living in Santiago de Chile. Mostro are Carlos and Jaime Reinoso, two brothers who make strange instrumental electronica with live percussion (think UK post punk band This Heat, Mount Kimbie and Jad Fair’s instrumental […]

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Siro-A: Japan’s answer to Blue Man Group

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By Annie Churdar in New Music on Thursday 27 June 2013

Combining breathtaking visuals and foot-stomping beats, Siro-A is taking the world by storm with their killer electro soundtracks. With use of cutting edge laser shows and edgy dance, mime, and puppetry, this awesome group of six men is becoming a world-wide phenomenon. They’ve packed out 30,000 seats at the Shanghai Expo and even won the Spirit of the Fringe […]

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Astronomers: the new single from We Are The City

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By Said The Whale in New Music on Thursday 27 June 2013

We Are The City is a band from Vancouver, via Kelowna, BC. They break every rule of pop music while somehow making an entirely listenable record that happens to be one of the best of 2013. They are sinfully underrated, but tour relentlessly with a breathtaking live show, so they’ll be making a wider name […]

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Unlocking the Truth: a heavy metal band of 12 year-olds

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By Cheyenne Tulsa in Video on Wednesday 26 June 2013

Unlocking the Truth is a heavy metal band made up of 12-year-olds Malcolm Brickhouse, Jarad Dawkins and Alec Atkins. Based in Brooklyn, Malcolm and Jarad started playing music with each other at the age of 5. They met bassist, Alec, at a children’s day care centre. Unlocking The Truth first gained national attention on, where […]

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