Ratatat: Old School Ska Punk by UK’s The Skints

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By Nini Baseema in New Music on Wednesday 17 October 2012

Ok, seat belts fastened? Here come The Skints from the UK. Old School Ska Punk meets East London Reggae: a safe way to get any party started, if you ask me.

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The Futureheads

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Wednesday 7 April 2010

Sunderland-based, The Futureheads, are thrilled to announce the stateside release of The Chaos set to drop June 1 via New York-based indie label, Dovecote Records. The Chaos is a screaming, visceral rock and roll response to our current world, and a wild, thrilling ride from start to finish. We have a free download of the […]

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The Style Council rock Japan, 1985

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By Zolton in Video on Friday 30 January 2009

I put together a few mix CDs for a friend’s party the other week and had to include this track from the Modfather himself, Paul Weller, during his Style Council period, which marked the second distinct phase of his ever-changing career. Weller may have disavowed much of his back catalogue, but for the rest of […]

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The Dodos’ Visiter

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By Francis Andrews in New Music on Monday 6 October 2008

Like a packet of perfectly seasoned pistachio nuts, I can’t put this album down until it’s well and truly finished: until every last morsel of taut, snappy percussion and hypnotic vocals have been digested.

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Gomez’s We haven’t turned around

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By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 20 August 2008

This clip had such an impact on me when it first came out, back in the day. There’s just something so poignant about the idea that some people you pass on the street everyday have a little bit more insight into their world — our world — than we could ever imagine. It’s beautiful and […]

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Head Rolls Off

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By Zolton in Video on Friday 1 August 2008

In my next life, I want to sing like Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison. Oh, and grow a lush beard, so I can play in their band. Better start cracking.

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Joy Division DVD

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By Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 2 July 2008

Thanks to our friends at Madman, we have five copies of the Kurt Cobain documentary, About A Son, to give away to randomly selected Lost At E Minor subscribers.

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The Shortwave Set

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By Francis Andrews in New Music on Friday 27 June 2008

It beggars belief how such a good sound can go unnoticed for so long. British three-piece The Shortwave Set have been dilligently crafting some very fine songs since 2005, yet are only gradually making a name for themselves.

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Wild Beasts

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By Kate Barnett in New Music on Thursday 19 June 2008

Originally hailing from Kendal, Cumbria and now based in Leeds, the Wild Beasts foursome are the next hopefuls for Domino Records, who sent the group out to Sweden to record their first album, Limbo, Panto, released on June the 16th. The new single — The Devil’s Crayon — shimmers in wide-screen around a sense of […]

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Win a pair of MOSCOT sunglasses

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By Zolton in New Prizes on Friday 16 May 2008

Subscribe to Lost At E Minor now and you could be rocking these insanely stylish MOSCOT Nebb sunglasses, as worn by those modfathers of musical sleek, Young Knives. Hell, Cee-Lo even wore them on Saturday Night Live a few weeks back.

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La Roux

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By Ari Stein in New Music on Wednesday 14 May 2008

Don’t be afraid of the word retro. It has haunted us all from time to time, but one group that has embraced it with open arms is UK duo, La Roux. Their music is synth pop in the vein of Calvin Harris, Human League, The Eurythmics, and The Knife. There are quite a few of […]

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Fuck Buttons

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Monday 5 May 2008

Despite their jarring name, British noise duo Fuck Buttons are surprisingly palatable. The band’s long, droning tracks are infused with sweet twinkles and sunny synth, but dark shards of ominous guitar overdrive and distorted screeches pierce the shimmering surface just when you’re ready to zone out. Danceable beats occasionally draw everything back together, creating a […]

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The Duke Spirit

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By Francis Andrews in New Music on Tuesday 15 April 2008

We love the incessant rumble and roll of London’s The Duke Spirit. So we caught up with the group for a chat.

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Scott Matthews’ Elusive

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By Zolton in Video on Friday 7 March 2008

Sheez, if I was a girl, I would probably be swooning right now. Elusive by Scott Matthews distills every breathy tremolo and falsetto that Jeff Buckley ever uttered into four minutes of beautiful melodies. Kinda special.

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Foals

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By Francis Andrews in New Music on Wednesday 23 January 2008

At a gig last year Foals were forced to abandon their last song halfway through because the stage was stormed by too many crazed fans. The reason behind the hype they’re creating, both on stage and in the normally merciless media, isn’t immediately clear upon first listen: the sound is less than friendly on the ears, and they don’t employ the same catchy hooks and melodic chorus patterns that shoot your average band to fame in their early years.

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