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Emmy The Great

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Emmy The Great

Posted May 11, 2015, 2:25 a.m.

When Emmy The Great returned with her S EP nearly three years after her last release, a new band member suddenly appeared on the cover art and in the video for her latest single "Swimming Pool": Emmy The Hologram. This technological wonder is fittingly placed on this EP, as it's the first time Emmy has extensively experimented with electronic soundscapes. The result of immersing herself in the glittering surroundings of LA and the home comforts of her native London, while dealing with the personal turmoil that comes with the breakdown of a relationship, Emmy's S EP is an astounding listen. Shortly before setting off on her upcoming US tour, Emmy tells SPB about her plans for Emmy The ...

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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Wake

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Posted May 11, 2015, 2:16 a.m.
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(…) tunnel vision's tightening its grip - beat by mutual denial (…) During the Double Ninth Festival in China cemeteries get crowded. People drink chrysanthemum wine and ...

Record Store Day 2015: our recommended local record stores

Music Record Store Day 2015: our recommended local record stores

Posted April 17, 2015, 5:04 p.m.

It's that time again – Record Store Day 2015. We all have a favorite or recommended store to pick up new releases, discover hidden gems ...

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Caina

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Caina

Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 2:46 a.m.

Caina SPB: You've been active again for a year, what's been the highlight of the time you've been back? Caina: It's been a pretty frenetic year with a lot of highs and lows. Recording the upcoming Setter of Unseen Snares LP was cool because I worked with an external producer for the first time after 10 years doing everything solo, but I'd say the highlight was the “surprise” full band set we played supporting Full of Hell in July.  We were deep in rehearsals for the planned 10th anniversary show taking place a few days ...

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Black Rivers

Interviews Black Rivers

Posted April 17, 2015, 4:45 p.m.

Twins Andy and Jez Williams braved the unforgiving Welsh winter to bring us the sound of their eponymous debut, their ...

BJ (Ancient Shores) on Nightbreed

Regular Columns BJ (Ancient Shores) on Nightbreed

Posted April 17, 2015, 4:39 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

The story of Nightbreed’s production goes back to the pre-internet days reading fangoria magazine and conversations among those who ...

SXSW 2015 Wrap-Up

Music SXSW 2015 Wrap-Up

Posted March 30, 2015, 3:17 p.m.

Following a year in 2014 that not only saw Tyler, the Creator get arrested for “inciting a riot” during a ...

Hail The Ghost

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Posted March 30, 2015, 3:10 p.m.

Irish indie six-piece White McKenzie never officially broke up, they just went quiet. Frontman Kieran O'Reilly secured an acting ...

Coming in 2015: Scene Point Blank Anticipates

Music Coming in 2015: Scene Point Blank Anticipates

Posted March 1, 2015, 4:09 p.m.

Loren's list My list, in no order: Worriers In her Pass the Mic, Lauren references “their first proper full-length ...

Masked Intruder

Interviews Masked Intruder

Posted March 1, 2015, 3:52 p.m.

Who would have thought a group of masked criminals from Madison, WI would fulfill all of our pop-punk dreams? Masked ...

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