Archive for July, 2013

King Krule Easy Take Over The Loop

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Up and coming young British artist King Krule reaches the top of our loop this summery week with ‘Easy Easy’, the track that anticipates his long awaited first album.

New British music is well represented on this edition as the two highest entries belong to the Micachu produced debut by Tirzah and Redinho. Other noteworthy debuts are the latest tracks by Superchunk; Roy Harper; Goldfrapp and the unexpected collaboration between hip-hop greats The Roots with Elvis Costello.

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Anna Meredith #1 In The Loop

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With her former EP Anna Meredith conquered our loop and and now she’s back with a brand new one, ‘Jet Black Rider’, whose standout track, ‘Orlok’, repeats the achievement.

The opening track of Fuck Buttons‘s terrific third album is the biggest debut, followed by the surprise collaboration between Omar Souleyman & Four Tet; Gramme; Daughn Gibson and the unexpected return of Mazzy Star in a year where the few alternative icons from the 90’s still out of the spotlight, seem to be finding their way back.

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The Lament Of Ex Wu-Lyf’s Singer

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Following his departure from reclusive Manchester band Wu-Lyf, lead singer Ellery James Roberts is back with a new single, ‘Ellery’s Lament’, that’s fast-tracked its way to the peak of our loop.

An edition packed with a record number of new entries, including the new offerings by King Krule, who makes the highest debut followed by the likes of Ariel Pink & Jorge Elbrecht; Julia Holter; The Knife and Krule’s self-declared fan Beyoncé.

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Yeezus Works His Miracle In The Loop Again

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Kanye West is quickly back on top of the loop with the official first single from his controversial ‘Yeezus’, the glam-inflused ‘Black Skinhead’ follows-up ‘New Slaves’ as its second standout track.

The new catchy tune by DJ Mustard Feat. TeeCee4800 is the highest debut in a week where newcomers such as Anna Meredith;Kevin Gates or the first release by new Spanish indie label Tenorio Cotobade, Irish band Ginnels, dominate the new entries contingent, alongside long awaited returns by Franz Ferdinand; Annie and The Bug.

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15 Films We Can’t Wait To Watch – July

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Even when the summer is officially the season of the blockbuster and therefore not the most palatable time for fans of more creative cinema, this year it seems that our screens are being granted with a more balanced offer. Several top-notch documentaries; some recent indie hits; a few international favourites shelved for a while that finally hit our shores and yes, some blockbusters, feature among the ones scheduled for release during the month that’s just begun.

After the jump, our pick of the most anticipating films of July. Some of them (Blancanieves; Wadjda; Easy Money) we’ve already seen; for some others we are just following our instinct and early critical reactions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Boards Of Canada Planting Tomorrow’s Harvest

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Reclusive Scottish duo Boards Of Canada has delivered one of the most impressive comebacks of the year, and they have already been a few good ones. Standout track ‘Cold earth’ conquers the loop with the unadulterated flavour of vintage electronica that made of the band one of the most essential exponents of the genre.

Vampire Weekend‘s successful third album keeps on delivering the hits, one of them is the highest entry. Other debuts this week are the latest free offerings from Run The Jewels; Delorean and the first new song in a decade by the much missed Pixies, moving on after bassist Kim Deal announced she’s leaving the band for good.

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