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Posted 15 Feb 2013 @ 10:29am

Mixtapes can serve a lot of purposes – you can craft one for a furtive crush to make your true feelings known, or assemble some tunes to accompany the most kickass road trip of all time. These are all fine and noble causes, but let’s not forget that mixtapes are also about showing off: proving just how interesting and eclectic your own taste is.

 

When it came to assembling their...

Posted 3 Aug 2012 @ 1:05pm

Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts & Music Festival have announced who will be performing at their 2012 event, already touting it as their “most electrifying line up yet.”

 

What has been the festival's most requested band, headlining the whole New Years shebang is John Butler Trio, as well as Sharon Jones joined by her ever-faithful Dap Kings.
 
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Posted 25 Jan 2012 @ 7:25am

They’re one of those “We have to go and see them!” bands. Why? Because the fact of the matter is, Friendly Fires understand what it means to entertain their audiences. With everything from their catchy tunes to Ed MacFarlane’s ‘80s-inspired dance moves and quirky Hawaiian shirts, the Hertfordshire threesome are getting ready to play our very own Future Music Festival in just...

Posted 6 Dec 2011 @ 11:12am

Future Music Festival has always been good to us – with a gliterring few years that have seen some of the biggest names in dance music and beyond all coming together for one mad day, we’re pretty damn excited about the rapidly-approaching yearly outing with our friends at Future. 

 

With a lineup that already boasts internationals such as Swedish House Mafia, Tinie Tempah and The...

Posted 21 Jun 2011 @ 11:31am

Everything sounds the same and it’s all rubbish. I don’t mean to pick on Computers Want Me Dead particularly. They’re a competent little synth rock duo from the Land of the Long White Cloud, but their music is virtually indistinguishable from that of Friendly Fires, and Friendly Fires sound like every other synth rock duo on the planet, catering to vapid little Twitters whose fluro-flecked...

Posted 21 Jun 2011 @ 11:03am

Hawaiian Air opens with a bounding Calypso rhythm that is part Paul Simon and part Yello (think Ferris Bueller, Oh Yeah). It charges on from there at a happy, galloping pace, all airy contempo-pop vigour and pointless lyrics; very on-trend for the Parklife crowd.

Posted 6 Apr 2011 @ 11:53am
Posted 25 Mar 2011 @ 3:33pm
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