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Review

Lindemann: Skills In Pills

22 Jul 2015 / Opinion, Review

This album features a heavily produced amalgamation of hard synth, soft piano and grungy stacks of guitar. It would seem that they are trying to cover all bases in an effort to please everyone who is not as yet a …

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Early Hours: Dance Along

21 Jul 2015 / Opinion, Review

Early Hours’ new single, ‘Dance Along’, is everything one would expect from the indie band – catchy, cutesy and carefree.

With a bouncy guitar riff reminiscent of Vampire Weekend, the track’s intro entices listeners from the first seconds. From there, Jake …

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Matinino: Matinino

20 Jul 2015 / Opinion, Review

Musician and singer, Martinique “Matinino” Du Toit, has been playing piano since the age of 5 and began composing her own work when she was 10. She was trained in classical music, both on piano and vocals, which adds a …

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albinobeach: Cacophonic

17 Jul 2015 / Opinion, Review

“Cacophonic” is the newest instrumental album from Joburg group, albinobeach and serves as a solid translation of the band’s myriad of influences.

Being a book-obsessed English major, I have always found lyrics one of the most interesting elements to unpack whilst …

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Al Bairre: Julia

16 Jul 2015 / Opinion, Review

Local indie-pop sensation, Al Bairre, have released their second single of the year to great anticipation. Steeped in infectiously energetic rhythms and laced with Nicholas Preen’s classically philosophical lyrics, ‘Julia’ is a melancholia-driven song deftly hidden within layers of energetic …

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Infanteria: Where Serpents Conquer

15 Jul 2015 / Opinion, Review

Infanteria’s first offering, “Isolated Existence”, featured its fair share of synth work, the cumulative effect of which made them sound like a speed/fantasy metal band on occasion. In particular, the baroque sound of a harpsichord softened the overall sound considerably.

While …

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