Polly by The Heartbreaks

The Mic/ November 9, 2012

‘Polly’ further extends The Heartbreaks’ claim to the grand tradition of British guitar pop, following a run of outstanding singles and the release of their superb album, Funtimes. The song is typical of the band’s style, in that it features a catchy chorus, Matthew Whitehouse’s typically intelligent lyrics, and Ryan Wallace’s intricate guitar lines. A band to be filed very much alongside Britain’s

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Palma Violets @ The Bodega

The Mic/ November 9, 2012

So, with festival season now fully behind us, we reach the Autumnal period where  record labels send out their “next big things” TM.  Bands who they want to build up plenty of hype for, just before votes for the Sound of 2013 are cast late this year. One such act are Palma Violets, signed (so the rumour goes) by Rough Trade supremo Geoff Travis

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Babel by Mumford and Sons

The Mic/ November 9, 2012

It is not often that the revival of a genre can be attributed to one band alone. However, it is more than arguable that with their debut Sigh No More Mumford and Sons achieved just that for folk. In their dapper finery, the quartet brought the relevance of a banjo as a musical instrument to a mainstream audience. Following their

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