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It was little surprise that BRAG’s original interview slot with UK DnB sensations Rudimental was postponed. The evening before our scheduled chat, the band’s new single, ‘Waiting All Night’, hit number one in the UK single charts. You’d expect nothing less than a gigantic celebration and you can’t begrudge the band a little lie-in after a couple of shandies.
Swedish rockers Truckfighters have been drawing international comparisons to stoner rock royalty like Kyuss and Fu Manchu since their debut EP came out in 2001, but it’s taken until now for them to find a sizeable audience in their homeland.
Suede never liked to think of themselves as the pioneers of Britpop. Brett Anderson’s nasal wail and the glam rock guitars of his band’s maiden single, ‘The Drowners’, wouldn’t be seen bowing at the same altar as Oasis’s ’60s revivalism or the art-pop nationalism of Blur and Pulp. And yet in 1992 – long before the infamously ravenous UK music press got a hold of the B-word; that catch-all term for populist and patriotic culture – Suede were there. “The Next Big Thing,” they were labelled. “The Best New Band in Britain.”
Ryan Hahn, Taylor Rice, Kelcey Ayer and Matt Frazier make up Local Natives, the trail-blazing indie rockers (or psych-folkers, depending on which frothing review you read) who first plotted their career at an Orange County high school.
Opiuo Funk ’n’ Bass By Jo Campbell Oscar Davey-Wraight is not your run-of-the-mill beat maker. Specialising in funkadelic melodica and glitch hop, this New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based producer is an old-fashioned artist, as his recent Butternut Slap EP series attests. Davey-Wraight’s intricate and diverse production could be described as being a funky trip through The Matrix [...]