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Brit Rock

Kaiser Chiefs – Coming Home

Anytime I see a new Kaiser Chiefs track has surfaced, I assume it is going to be an anthem. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing (I still love their 2nd album). Past hits like “Angry Mob” and “Ruby” were my introductions to the Leeds, England band and are still chant worthy to this day. New […]

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Brit Rock

Editors – Formaldehyde

Fresh off The Weight Of Your Love (iTunes, Amazon) reaching #1 in Holland & Belgium and Top 10 across much of Europe, the Editors offer up another single for the masses. “Formaldehyde” showcases Tom Smith’s unique narrating ability over a midtempo rock groove. Despite the song title, the frontman called the track “a sugar coated, […]

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Indie

Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?

Seriously 2013, you are killing it with all these new HUGE albums. The biggest dagger in my heart post-Music Midtown line-up announcement had to be the inclusion of Arctic Monkeys. They were one of the firsts bands I latched onto when I started listening to Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 program in 2006, one of my […]

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Indie

Editors – A Ton Of Love & new album

I was basically obsessed with the UK rockers Editors when their debut The Back Room was all over Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show in 2005-2006. Lead singer’s Tom Smith was immense (and got compared to Ian Curtis and awful lot) and the four piece band’s sound was somewhere between post punk and Brit rock […]

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Indie remix

STREAM: Bloc Party – Octopus + RAC mix

Bloc Party was one of the first bands I got into when I discovered Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1’s show in 2006. The synth-fueled edge was somewhere between Brit rock and new wave and Kele’s voice was instantly recognizable. Its been 5 years since the London act reeled me in with A Weekend In The […]

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Maximo Park: The National Health

Based on my recent increased usage in The Editors’ Pandora station, I’ve been in dire need of some new Brit Rock. Thats why I’m glad to welcome back England’s Maximo Park. Paul Smith’s unique vocals and story telling ability seem in fine fashion on the title track from the band’s upcoming 4th album, The National […]

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Brit Pop

STREAM: The Kooks – The Saboteur

Its been a minute (roughly three years to be exact) since we’ve heard anything new from brit pop act The Kooks. The first single off the band’s third album, Junk of the Heart, comes in the form of “The Saboteur” a 1960’s trippy piano/organ driven cut. Somewhat of a departure of the band’s typical brit […]