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  • Ever Get The Feeling You've Been Cheated?

    17. Sep. 2011, 13:26 von ChesterWhelks

    Fri 21 Jan – Sleigh Bells, Tennis

    In the M.E.N.’s Sarah Walters’ preview of tonight’s ‘Sleigh Bells’ show at the Deaf Institute, the word ‘Punk’ is stapled to the anus of every other statement. When John Lydon asked the Winterland Ballroom “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” not only was he bringing the curtain down on The Sex Pistols’ career but renouncing Punk as a whole – expressing his disgust with his part in, what was for all intents and purposes: A Malcolm McClaren-managed boy band.

    Conservatively coiffured, Camo-Jacketed axe-man and mastermind behind Sleigh Bells Derek E. Miller, has true Punk pedigree having played with Post Hardcore band ‘Poison the Well’ for 6 years & 3 albums. Derek began his kampf of scouting for girl-singers while waiting tables. It was here he eventually came across Alexis Krauss, former child actress & member of failed teen girl-group with Benetton pretensions: ‘RubyBlue’, who was duly proffered (or pimped) by her drunk mother with whom she was dining at the time.
  • Ever Get The Feeling You’ve Been Cheated?

    17. Sep. 2011, 13:23 von ChesterWhelks

    Sleigh Bells, Tennis, Manchester Deaf Institute 21/1/11

    In the M.E.N.’s Sarah Walters’ preview of tonight’s ‘Sleigh Bells’ show at the Deaf Institute, the word ‘Punk’ is stapled to the anus of every other statement. When John Lydon asked the Winterland Ballroom “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” not only was he bringing the curtain down on The Sex Pistols’ career but renouncing Punk as a whole – expressing his disgust with his part in, what was for all intents and purposes: A Malcolm McClaren-managed boy band.

    Conservatively coiffured, Camo-Jacketed axe-man and mastermind behind Sleigh Bells Derek E. Miller, has true Punk pedigree having played with Post Hardcore band ‘Poison the Well’ for 6 years & 3 albums. Derek began his kampf of scouting for girl-singers while waiting tables. It was here he eventually came across Alexis Krauss, former child actress & member of failed teen girl-group with Benetton pretensions: ‘RubyBlue’…
  • Hotcakes' Albums of 2010

    26. Dez. 2010, 15:49 von Simjob

    Full article

    2010 is all but up and what a year of music it’s been. The bakers at Hotcakes have been putting their collective toques together and these are our favourite albums of the year:

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    1. Beach HouseTeen Dream
    This album came top by a country mile, which just goes to show how exceptional it is. Regardless of your tastes and genres, it is so hard to not be bowled over by all ten songs, right from the first riff of Zebra all the way to the looping chorus of Take Care. The duo have been at the forefront of all lists and on the lips of all bloggers since they released Teen Dream all the way back in January this year.

    Often, an album that gets released in January loses its freshness and appeal by the time decision time comes around in December. It takes something really special to maintain a love for an album through twelve months, through all seasons, through all moods. …