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August 27, 2014 at 7:41pm
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They… were… ParaMORE! And they were undeniably amazing at Reading festival.

As a super-professional and yet still endearing arena band, as a giving-it-everything festival headline band, as a new-sort-of-pop band, as heroes of young girls (and young boys) (and older folks too), as a GreenDay for 2014, as Nirvana to Katy Perry’s Hanson…. this is as good as it gets.
Read the full review.

2:28pm
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Donating all proceedings from tonight’s concert to a bank vault in Switzerland, Sunday’s headliners are the Antitax Moneytrees. Cocking cock Alex Turner cockily cocks his way onto the stage looking about as sorry as Lance Armstrong pleasuring himself into the sleeve of a yellow jersey. What does Turner feel as he stares out from under his retro quiff at the people he is loath to support? At the society to which he contributes as little as possible? Is it contempt? Pity? Alienation? Remorse? He sings some of his old songs that were actually about things and some of his new songs that are about nothing at all. Slurring about his love of Sheffield while poncing about dressed as Nowhere Boy: The Vegas Years, Turner appears to have as little genuine affinity with contemporary Yorkshire as the Neptune branch of the Hard Rock Cafe. Oh, and he refuses to smile the whole time, as observed by a bloke at the urinals later: “he can fuck off if he can’t even be bothered to look like he’s enjoying it.” Like my neighbouring urinator, I too have decided to tax Turner 50% of my attention by leaving halfway through. I’ll give the final word to another grumpy member of the crowd who summarised the Moneytrees’ set more eloquently than I ever could with a penetrating heckle unleashed after just a handful of dull rock numbers: “fuck off back to the fucking Brit Awards you fucking fuck!”

— A New Generation of Acts Reign Supreme at (Reading &) Leeds 2014 / In Depth // Drowned In Sound

2:27pm
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A New Generation of Acts Reign Supreme at (Reading &) Leeds 2014 →

2:19pm
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50 Words for Kate Bush's comeback show →

August 22, 2014 at 8:47am
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If you watch something like X Factor you see a million girls wanting to sound like Beyoncé or Rihanna or Adele - maybe if there were more women playing in bands then there would be more girls wanting to be the bassist or the drummer instead of automatically being the singer. I don’t know if I would have had the courage to put everything into a band if it wasn’t for all the positive role models I had. Like Babes In Toyland who I saw at the LA2 while I was still at school and it changed my life! That’s when I realised I wanted to play like that and wear a dress. The two appealed to me very much.

— Laura-Mary from Blood Red Shoes ahead of performing on the main stage of Reading this afternoon. via Guyliners: Why Do UK Festivals Have So Few Female Headliners?

August 14, 2014 at 11:24am
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Drowned In Sound: Does My Enjoyment Of blink-182 Make Me A Bad Feminist?

propertyofzack:

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Sammy Maine penned a column  for Drowned In Sound surrounding the idea of how blink-182 plays into feminism for feminists. What do you think? A lyric like “I need a girl that I can train” is front and center on one end while Tom DeLonge’s continual support of Keep A Breast is on the other.

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blnk-182 Promise To Hit The Studio By End Of 2014 

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August 10, 2014 at 7:53pm
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Interview // Sylvan Esso →

underachievers-please-try-harder:

“You’re constantly fighting with yourself not use the societal rules that you’ve learned, right? Sometimes you’ll find yourself being a fucking asshole, holding up women – or men – to different standards because of their gender. It’s about recognising the really subtle differences, and figuring out how to name those, and jump over them.”

June 27, 2014 at 11:39am
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seaninsound:

We’ve made you a half-year playlist http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4147897-our-favourite-songs-of-2014—dis-staff-half-year-mixtape

June 23, 2014 at 3:33pm
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Our 20 favourite albums of 2014 (thus far).

June 12, 2014 at 2:52pm
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Without Words - Keaton Henson's Favourite Classical Music →

Keaton Henson has created this amazing playlist for us ahead of his sold-out performance at Queen Elizabeth Hall on Monday as part of Meltdown curated by James Lavelle.

May 24, 2014 at 12:22pm
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Playlist - May 2014: Sharon Van Etten, Swans, Lykke Li, Lorde →

April 16, 2014 at 3:18pm
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Here’s big DiS exclusive for you, ahead of this weekend’s Record Store Day.

Damon Albarn's debut solo album is coming out in a few weeks, and ahead of the release he's putting out a single for Record Store Day. Here we have that single 'Hollow Ponds', remixed by Remi Kabaka, the founder of the Gorillaz Sound System and member of Africa Express collective. Read more…

April 14, 2014 at 7:46pm
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The Top 10 Indie Dance Moves.

7:43pm
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Today on DiS we premiered this mind-blowing live version of NiN’s ‘March of Pigs’ in Ultra HD.

April 11, 2014 at 6:37pm
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Reblogged from seaninsound

seaninsound:

Our work-in-progress April ‘14 playlist, for when you get a minute this weekend. Requests welcomed.

EMA – Neuromancer
Owen Pallett – The Riverbed
Damon Albarn – Lonely Press Play
Glass Animals – Gooey
White Hinterland – No Devotion
Trust – Capitol
Douglas Dare – Lungful
Mica Levi – Love
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – Strange Colores
Tune-Yards – Water Fountain
School Of Language – Between the Suburbs
The Horrors – I See You
Pixies – Indie Cindy
Conor Oberst – Hundreds of Ways My Chemical Romance – Fake Your Death

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