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APPLICANTS ESCAPE TO KRAKEN CASTLE With a clothed squid-like creature on the front cover and a name like ‘Escape from Kraken Castle’, you might expect the second album from Applicants to only be enjoyed by Xbox geeks and ketamine-induced electro vegetables.
If you were to look past the computer game artwork and open your mind a little to something a little different, you will realise the absolute genius of this little-known London based three-piece.
WILL AND THE PEOPLE MORNING SUN Brighton is quite a goldmine when it comes to producing quirky indie bands. The Kooks came from there, as did The Maccabees and now chirpy 4-piece Will and the People are proving that all that sea air clearly does something for your sonic creativity.
MORNING SUN is the debut album from the band - 13 tracks of poppy, hyperactive stoner music clearly influenced by bands like The Specials as well as more mainstream clans like The Hoosiers and Paolo Nutini.
NATHANIEL RATELIFF IN MEMORY OF LOSS The pop music bandwagon is fast-moving, and sometimes it's difficult to keep up. Blog house, UK funky, chillwave: every week, or so it seems, the music press identify a new genre which they are certain represents the future of music. Denver-based singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff is unmoved by this continual demand for the new. He writes pretty, plaintive, carefully crafted guitar music which could have been released at any point in the last thirty years.
1UNDREAD SOMETIMES IT'S NOT EASY 2010 has been a landmark year for electronic music. Dubstep, the dark, bass-driven music which has been entertaining UK club-goers for the last few years, has been remoulded and reworked into exciting new shapes by a number of prodigious young talents, and at the moment it seems like barely a week goes by without a fascinating and original new track or album. Veteran husband-and-wife duo 1undread must feel right at home in this exciting world.
ARCADE FIRE THE SUBURBS Nine times out of ten, where music is concerned, there’s a generally accepted formula for new releases that reads something like this: strength of previous releases + time elapsed since previous release * anticipation = disappointment

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