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Tara McEvoy


Cloud Control

Tara McEvoy talks to Australian folk pop outfit Cloud Control at a show in Belfast to promote their debut album 'Bliss Release' about their reading habits, and the highs and lows for them so far of working in the music industry


Soundtrack of Our Lives

In our 'Soundtrack of Our Lives' column, in which our writers describe the personal impact of music upon their lives, Tara McEvoy writes about the enduring legacy of the Cure


Blood Orange
Bon Iver
Washed Out
Is Tropical

Fabulous debut album from Blood Orange, the side project of Dev Hynes of Lightspeed Champion
Flavourless second album from the much acclaimed Bon Iver, the project of elusive Wisconsin musician Justin Venon
Refreshing, astounding and frequently brilliant debut album from Washed Out, one of the main acts of the Chillwave movement and the project of Georgia-based bedroom artist Ernest Greene
Catchy, but flawed debut album from acclaimed London-based three-piece, Is Tropical

Crystal Stilts
Cloud Control
Cloud Control
Simon Says No!

Uplifting latest single from previously often seen-as-inaccessible New York post punk act, Crystal Stilts
Startingly mature and totally compelling debut album from Australian pop act, Cloud Control
Boundary-breaking and totally infectious second single from Australian band, Cloud Control
Challenging, yet totally captivating and unique debut album from Norwegian-based shoegazing/punk act, Simon Says No!

James Vincent McMorrow
Voluntary Butler Scheme
Anna Calvi

Distinctive, but confusing and frequently inaccessible debut album from Grimes, the project of Montreal-based musician Claire Boucher
Superbly understated debut album from Dublin-based singer-songwriter, James Vincent McMorrow
Experimental, but flawed new EP from the Voluntary Butler Scheme, the project of Stourbridge musician Rob Jones, which finds him moving away from his indie pop roots and into electronica
Captivating and distinctive eponymous debut album from timeless-sounding London-based singer-songwriter, Anna Calvi

Hundred in the Hands
James Vincent McMorrow

Dazzling latest single from New York-based electronic duo, the Hundred in the Hands
Distinctive and endearing folk on new EP from young Irish singer-songwriter, James Vincent McMorrow
Enthralling eponymous debut album from Pennyslvanian-based shoegazing band, Soars
Discordantly beautiful, but unnecessary alternative version of previous National single, one of the tracks from their outstanding 'High Violet' album

Surf City
Maps and Atlases
Twin Shadow

Monotonous and gimmicky stoner pop on debut album from hyped New Zealand-based band, Surf City
Astounding merging of pop, folk, indie and math rock on remarkable debut album from experimental Chicago-based group, Maps and Atlases
Lyrically tormented, but musically dance-friendly electronica on first-rate debut album from Twin Shadow, the project of Dominican Republican-born musician George Lewis Jr
Anthemic and uplifting sun drenched pop on new single vinyl and download only single from Australian band, the Holidays

White Rabbits
Will and the People
Local Natives
Chris Riffle

Thought-provoking and hoepfully breakthrough new single from New York-based indie pop act, the White Rabbits
Lyrically daft, but musically upbeat and appealing debut album from Brighton-based group Will and the People
Potentially promising single from LA-based art rockers Local Natives, which, however, seems better suited to being an album track
Bland and cliched debut album from New York-based singer-songwriter, Chris Riffle

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