Review Of “Coco” By Caveman

A band name like Caveman makes me think of a pub rock band, the sort of knuckle dragging group only appreciated by beer swelling football hooligans. It’s with a pleasant surprise that this Brooklyn based quintet has nothing Neolithic about them whatsoever.

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Arthur Oskan Interview

Interview by Sarah Ferguson for Northern Transmissions Arthur Oskan continues to deepen the nature of techno keeping it real, live and direct. Humble and…

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Review Of “Days” By Real Estate

A captured memory is something to savour, the feeling of having that perfect moment locked away in your mind, stored somewhere safe to recall when times get rough. Real Estate are the masters of all things reflective and subtly poignant. The nostalgic tones of Real Estate’s latest LP ‘Days’ could quite easily be the soundtrack to these cherished times.

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Review Of “Tarot Classics EP” By Surfer Blood

There definitely seems to be a trend these days with bands evolving the Surf/Psychedelic/ Beach Pop genre, if that’s even a thing. It’s amazing how without having to think about it much, one listen to Surfer Blood’s new EP Tarot Classics will tell you that it’s the in/ cool music of the day.

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Review of Bebe Buell's album, 'Hard Love'
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Review Of “Hard Love” By Bebe Buell

If you’re never heard of Bebe Buell chances are you probably know who she is. Buell is a former Playboy centerfold who cavorted with many musicians in the 70’s as a self described “band aid” and was one of the inspirations for the Penny Lane character in Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous”. Her brief affair with Steven Tyler spawned her more famous daughter Liv Tyler.

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Review Of “Rapprocher” By Class Actress

If a coma patient from the 80s were to wake-up today, would they know almost twenty five years had flown by? Look around you, global financial crisis, espadrilles, and of course the rejuvenation of the synth, basically the corner stone of the shoulder pad decade.

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Boom Bip Interview

Northern Transmissions:Congratulations on the new record. What was the inspiration behind Zig Zaj? Boom Bip : Thank you. Inspirations are hard to identify. I…

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Review – “Looping State Of Mind” By The Field

With the continuous cycle of undulating synths and electronics that throb slyly, The Field have created an album to suit its new album title wonderfully. Looping State of Mind does exactly that, this third LP by Axel Willner has a hypnotic tendency that mesmerises with every rotation of digital pulse.

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Review Of “Again into Eyes” By S.C.U.M

With a name that would suit a gob hurling punk band, S.C.U.M instantly throw a musical curve ball, as their pulsing post-punk, shoegaze hybrid isn’t the anti social childhood destroyer you might expect.

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Ivy Interview

Charles Brownstein: Hi. Thanks for tuning in to Northern Transmissions. Glad you can join us. We appreciate you listening as always. This week I…

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Review Of “On The Water” By Future Islands

Future Islands recorded ‘On The Water’ oceanfront. With crashing waves heard at a few points on the record and ‘Tybee Island’ whose vocals were recorded right on the beach, there is a theme to the record that’s not consistently audible.

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