Category: Music

Modern Vampires of the City: First Impressions

Modern Vampires of the City: First Impressions

by / 13/05/13 / No Comments

Contributors Elise Munden and Philip McSweeney give you the track-by-track play-by-play of Vampire Weekend’s latest album. McSweeney’s on odds, Munden’s on evens.

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The Downlow

The Downlow

by / 29/04/13 / No Comments

Salient’s guide to upcoming releases, so you too can remain on the button and enter the upper echelons of music snobbery.

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Life is a Veil of Tears

Life is a Veil of Tears

by / 15/04/13 / No Comments

Philip chats with the Veils’ frontman Finn Andrews about, among other things, their new album.

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The Next Day – David Bowie

The Next Day – David Bowie

by / 15/04/13 / No Comments

It would be enough to have new Bowie, after all this time. But what we get is so much more; this is a proper album, not some half-arsed post-Best-Of revival.

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Netsky at Hunter Lounge

Netsky at Hunter Lounge

by / 25/03/13 / No Comments

Netsky, the crowning jewel of the YES! A Mini Festival—run simultaneously with O-Week by the Hunter Lounge—was nearly over before it began. Sound issues (a vital piece of equipment was broken en route from the South Island) meant the doors didn’t open until 10.30pm, two and a half hours after scheduled. Netsky was rescheduled to [...]

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Lorde-ing It Up

Lorde-ing It Up

by / 25/03/13 / No Comments

I’m always childishly overjoyed when I hear of a female holding her own in the music industry. Lorde doesn’t just hold her own; she pulls a giant middle finger at her competition. With the airwaves becoming increasingly clogged with homemade electronic beats and sub-par remixes of ‘212’, this Auckland youngster (16 years’ worth of youngster-ness) [...]

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The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake

The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake

by / 18/03/13 / No Comments

Justin Timberlake’s (or, as I affectionately refer to him: JT <3) new album, The 20/20 Experience dropped last week. The furore has been positively gargantuan. Already, internet boards are awash with comparisons to last year’s Channel Orange, or even House of Balloons. But if I had to pick an album as a reference point, I’d [...]

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Bloc Party, March 7, The Powerstation

Bloc Party, March 7, The Powerstation

by / 18/03/13 / No Comments

I was late to the party (I’m sorry) on Bloc Party. Granted, Silent Alarm came out when I was 11, so getting on board with A Weekend in the City wasn’t exactly a cardinal sin, but I still feel bad about it. Of course, I soon found Silent Alarm, and with it the soundtrack to [...]

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Music – Gold Panda at San Fran

Music – Gold Panda at San Fran

by / 11/03/13 / No Comments

It takes a lot to get the collared-shirt-clad lads of the San Francisco Bath house to dance like they mean it. On March 6, a bearded man from Peckham achieved this. Before I describe Gold Panda’s role in the night’s revelry, it would be a crime for me to not mention the badassery  that was [...]

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Music Introduction!

Music Introduction!

by / 06/03/13 / No Comments

Hello newcomers! It’s always delightful seeing fresh faces as yet ungrizzled by the demands of academia! Realistically, I’m going to accept that you’ll be much too busy pashing totally exquisite babez at your hall/partying down in town/livin’ it up/imbibing all sorts of illicit substances and generally indulging in every base whim to worry too much [...]

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