• New radio show MP3

    Here’s the latest Some Of It Was True! show on Shoreditch Radio.  This is #23, and it includes Monument Valley covering Patsy Cline, an array of hazy and sunny sounds, Manchester’s coolest new act and fresh stuff by Savages, Mt. Wolf and Findlay.  Listen below, or download it as an MP3 for the commute. SOIWT #23 by Some Of It Was True! on Mixcloud

    24.04.2013

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  • Latest radio show! MP3

    Below is the latest instalment of Some Of It Was True!’s fortnightly broadcast on Shoreditch Radio.  This is show #19, with an unparalleled two tracks by London Grammar, Xander The Great’s debut single, Seattle surf music and some cool future pop courtesy of Tomorrow’s World.  Alternatively, download the mp3 version. SOIWT #19 by Some Of It Was True! on Mixcloud

    23.02.2013

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  • New radio show! MP3

    Here’s my latest Shoreditch Radio show with a new one by Is Tropical, something sensational by The Irrepressibles and a tribute to Emily Wells.  As usual, it’s about an hour long.  Download it in full here (44MB). SOIWT #18 by Some Of It Was True! on Mixcloud

    09.02.2013

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  • Lexy & The Kill MP3

    Sometimes, I eat a really delectable croissant – mostly at Planet Organic on Essex Road - and become suddenly aware of how all the other recent croissants I’ve wolfed down have been merely average, okay, unexceptional, passé.  And now, after listening to Black Dog (mp3), the new song by Lexy & The Kill, I’m thinking similar thoughts about female vocalists.  Because, you ...

    03.02.2013

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  • Latest radio show MP3

    Here’s my latest Shoreditch Radio show with the latest from Django Django and AlunaGeorge, plus various tips for 2013 and one of 2012′s best.  As usual, it’s about an hour long.  Download it in full here (38MB).   SOIWT #17 by Some Of It Was True! on Mixcloud

    18.01.2013

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  • Monday Music – 14 January 2013 MP3

    Monday Music’s the one weekly post wherein Some Of It Was True! drops its London-only rule Today I’m going with artists who are pretty much completely unknown – hope you like ‘em: Girls On Drugs – Old Town The first song by this Czech Republic / NYC band, Old Town is as elegant as electro dream-pop gets; that despite the rather glum vocals and the subject matter suggested by a de...

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  • Monday Music – 31 December 2012 MP3

    Monday Music’s the one weekly post wherein Some Of It Was True! drops its London-only rule As it’s New Year’s Eve and we’re all getting tanked tonight, here’s a special, raved-up Monday Music for the evening’s various stages: Bensnburner – Autobahn Moments Pre-drinks.  Good company, good tunes – this cool new producer from Freiburg, Germany who sweetly mixes...

    31.12.2012

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  • Filthy Boy MP3

    Signed to Stranger (with a debut due in April), Filthy Boy earlier this year directed the superlative video for King Krule‘s Rock Bottom.  But, if that was good, they’ve now excelled themselves with a hell-raising album track all about wearing pyjamas.  Slightly reminiscent of Nick Cave, Jimmy Jammies (mp3) combines gothic guitars and hair-thrashing choruses with a pantomime-villain fe...

    24.12.2012

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  • Monday Music – 17 December 2012 MP3

    Monday Music’s the one weekly post wherein Some Of It Was True! drops its London-only rule American Royalty – Honey & Queen (mp3) Sexy, grainy psych-pop for the tortured, tousled LA hipster, only with nerdy keyboard loops thrown to rock the boat (literally). Torkelsen – Travels (mp3) 90 seconds into this, and I reckon I’ve got 22yo Norwegian producer Kristian Torkelsen pegged: he ...

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  • Megan Wyler MP3

    I went to a Christmas church service earlier.  Hearing and joining along with the simple carols was wonderful, and reminded me what a simple pleasure singing is; how good and pure a song can feel.  There’s much of that joy to be had in the music of new warbler Megan Wyler: her single Through The Noise (mp3) – the title track from next year’s debut album, produced by Four Tet...

    13.12.2012

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  • Monday Music – 26 November 2012 MP3

    Monday Music’s the one weekly post wherein Some Of It Was True! drops its London-only rule Rhye – The Fall Smoky, languorous pop from the enigmatic LA duo, interspersed with some summer-fete instrumentals.  The vocal-based swirl and smudge of it all reminds me faintly of Nico. Wu Lyf – Triumph After an apparent goodbye note from singer Ellery Roberts to his three amigos displayed on the b...

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  • Monday Music – 22 October 2012 MP3

    Monday Music’s the one weekly post wherein Some Of It Was True! drops its London-only rule Steffaloo – Can’t You See (mp3) SOIWT’s first misadventure with Steffaloo saw the LA singstrette reaching for the lasers with Chrome Sparks.  This, our second encounter, turns out to be a much more sedate affair, as she sings balefully and beautifully in a spirited, string-flicking message of def...

    22.10.2012

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  • Monday Music – 15 October 2012 MP3

    Maia – The Grandfather Plan The elegant, exotic first offering from Huddersfield band Maia’s forthcoming second album, The Grandfather Plan (out 5 November) gives me the same feeling I have when I’ve witnessed a genuine good deed, or had an unusually happy dream; as when my friend Catherine recently told me some fabulous news. Hearing that gorgeous trumpet makes me want to smile and hug myself a...

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  • Monday Music – 24 September 2012 MP3

    Monday Music’s the one weekly post wherein Some Of It Was True! drops its London-only rule Lately I’ve been thinking the best way to decide on a song’s greatness is to ask of it one simple, piddling question: would it make a Tarantino soundtrack?  Done; wheat/chaff.  These five might just get Quentin’s vote… Donnie & Joe Emerson – Baby (mp3) Getting a big o...

    24.09.2012

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  • Monday Music – 17 September 2012 MP3

    Monday Music’s the one weekly post wherein Some Of It Was True! drops its London-only rule Asaf Avidan - One Day / Reckoning Song (Wankelmut remix) There’s so much to like about this: the initial sundrunk feel, the soft guitar, the seductive video, the jagged desperation which Israeli singer Avidan builds irresistibly up to, the singalong vocal loop that Berlin DJ Wankelmut introduces… but my ...

    17.09.2012

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  • The Vacations MP3

    Ska punk. That’s right, it’s back. The Vacations descibe it as happy-go-luck indie, but come on guys, let’s call a spade a spade. Without wanting to sound fickle, I used to love this kind of music – it accompanied some of my best pubescent moments which now seem so distant, and so it is with difficulty that I embrace its re-emergence. But I do, because for some reason...

    11.09.2012

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  • Zero 7 & Only Girl cover Talk Talk MP3

    and then one moment you just stop.  You just stand still, in the middle of the pavement, in the middle of rush-hour, in the middle of the city; you just stand still, and look around.  You look up and see birds flying over, chimneys, sky.  You look down and see strange designs on paving stones, speckles of someone’s blood.  Left there are neatly-trimmed verges; to the right, an old woman shuffles i...

    06.09.2012

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  • Monday Music – 3 September 2012 MP3

    Monday Music’s the one weekly post wherein Some Of It Was True! drops its London-only rule Dark Dark Dark – How It Went Down How It Went Down is already one of my favourite songs ever.  Telling of singer Nona Marie Invie & banjoist Marshall LaCount’s failing relationship (it was written by LaCount), it’s an atmospheric assault on the tear glands, a tale of time, of one that didn...

    03.09.2012

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  • Miniature Cities MP3

    Just To Keep Me Awake (mp3) is not the kind of music you should listen to whilst walking home late at night down dark alleyways. Any other time, fine.  Go see them at Proud Camden tonight, it’ll definitely be safe as houses there. Safe as miniature houses, you might say.

    31.08.2012

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  • Glitches MP3

    New Whitechapel collective (‘bands’ being soooo last year) Glitches are doing a good job of building the hype for their debut single, Leper, which is due on 8 October.  Most recently, they’ve released the free Dust & Shadow (mp3), a  sparkly, urgent, dark dance song in which a rapid keyboard-loop anchors a swirl of high/low vocals, fervent guitars and other digi-beats. Â...

    28.08.2012

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