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| By Harvey Bruce

Listen: Elliphant – Down On Life

I haven’t played the latest Fifa release (that’s a computer game, in case I’ve lost you already), but I can’t imagine I’d fall in love with the soundtrack. However, there’s at least one exception. Elliphant has attracted a solid stream of positive comments on her Soundcloud page from Fifa gamers, and for good reason. Ellinor [...]

| By Harvey Bruce

Watch: The Echo Vamper – Lover

The Echo Vamper seem to be hovering between fame and obscurity as much as they hover between the past and the present. The duo, from Aarhus and Bristol, have recently finished a world tour at quite an early stage in their career, and if you’re eagle eyed you might be able to catch them sauntering [...]

| By Harvey Bruce

Listen: Sudden Weather Change – Early Words

Icelanders have a saying: “If you don’t like the weather now, wait five minutes”. Coming from a country where blizzards come and go like teenage romances, Sudden Weather Change are appropriately named. But do they have any staying power? I think so. Their tracks are subtly well produced, and underneath the more immediate aspects of [...]

| By Harvey Bruce

Watch: Jenny Hval – Blood Flight

Songwriter, singer, installation artist and novellist Jenny Hval played her first show in London back in March. The Borderline was just over half full, but Jenny and fellow Rune Grammofon band Phaedra controlled the space which they were given, and performed personably and with force. Jenny’s music isn’t so much accessible as demanding of your [...]

| By Harvey Bruce

Listen: Just Another Snake Cult – Have You Seen This Girl Anywhere?

If you haven’t heard of Just Another Snake Cult, don’t get embarrassed, but press play before you forget. Þórir “Thor” Bogason’s pop project began in California, where he grew up, but after returning to Iceland its reputation has grown steadily with a series of tantalizingly limited edition releases on a variety of formats. This isn’t [...]

| By Harvey Bruce

Watch: The Wands – Hello I Know The Blow You Grow Is Magic

If you’re looking for music to go with your new red lighting and magic eye posters, The Wands are a good place to start. The relatively new band from Copenhagen are putting the finishing touches to their debut EP, set to be released on November 3. In the meantime, feast your eyes on this psychoactive [...]