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Bat For Lashes – ‘Two Suns’ album review + watch “Daniel” video

Bat For Lashes

Natasha Khan (aka Bat For Lashes) has done it again on her second album ‘Two Suns’. Her evocative, breathy style continues to beguile audiences as the mystical, enchanted landscapes of her psyche traversed in ‘Fur and Gold’ move into the metaphysical ‘emerald cities’ and constellations of heartbreak and recovery of ‘Two Suns’ …

Leonard Cohen review – O2 Arena, London

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen review, O2 Arena, London – 14 November 2008. Have you ever seen Annie Hall? If yes, then you’ll recall the scene where Alvy dates a music journalist played by Shelley Duvall and they emerge from a Stones concert, Duvall’s character rhapsodising about how the gig was ‘transplendent’. Well before you go any further, I should confess: that was me, after witnessing the legend that is Leonard Cohen in London …

Grayson Capps and The Stumpknockers ‘Rott ‘n’ Roll’ album review

Grayson Capps

Grayson Capps has had quite a life so far. A childhood spent listening to his father and friends getting drunk, telling stories and strumming guitars, a spell at Tulane University as a theatre major, during which time he formed two bands which enjoyed ‘moderate national success’ …

Stay Golden, Smog – The Best of Golden Smog The Rykodisc Years review

Stay Golden, Smog

Golden Smog, an alt-country super group by all accounts, is what Soul Asylum’s Dan Murphy calls (a central Golden Smog member) “an ad hoc group of musicians” and is made up of members from Soul Asylum, the Jayhawks, Run Westy Run, Wilco/Uncle Tupelo, and occasionally Big Star, the Replacements and the Honeydogs …