UK Indie – Building a Better Playlist

I recently watched the BBC4 documentary Music for Mistfits: The Story of Indie. While the three part series covers oft-told stories, the effect of viewing them as a group under the indie banner is really satisfying. It also fills some gaps with bands and songs that often didn't get play outside of the UK. With that bounty... Continue Reading →


Deep Listening: Working My Way Through My Collection

It's a dirty little secret amongst collectors. Many of us don't listen to the records that we buy. Oh, we listen to them. But we don't L-I-S-T-E-N to them. When we get a new album we throw it on the table, play it through, read the liner notes, snap a few pictures, share them, add it to our Discogs... Continue Reading →

Best of 2014 Sampler: Sleaford Mods

Equal parts The Streets, Blur, and The Fall, the UK's Sleaford Mods made a bit of a breakthrough in 2014. The heavy accented rapping about all manner of things over UK indie beats is a winner in our books. Seek out and enjoy. Tied Up In Nottz

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