Amy's Fresh Meet

ATL's Amy McGarrigle encourages you to find new musical friends by means of a short introduction. Try it, you might like it...


Amy's Fresh Meet: Hooded Fang

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ATL | 15:39 UK time, Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Hooded Fang


Hooded Fang have been bubbling under the indie pop surface since releasing their first EP in 2008. But the Canadians only just grabbed my attention with their debut album, 'Hooded Fang Album'. It came out last month and it's part of that shambolic, loose guitar pop that has become so popular in the last couple years, but it has subtle layers bringing fairly simple song structures to more atmospheric places.

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Amy's Fresh Meet: Halves

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ATL | 15:43 UK time, Wednesday, 27 October 2010


Halves - album cover for 'It Goes, It Goes (Forever and Ever)'


Ok Ok...I haven’t wrote a ‘fresh meet’ feature in a loooong time. I’ve been too busy listening to the shear amount of Irish material that’s been released in the last few months. So what better way to start back than to (further) introduce you to an old Irish favourite, Halves.

A band ATL have previously given heavy rotation, their debut album ‘It Goes, It Goes (Forever & Ever)’ is finally about to arrive (Oct 29th) and it see’s the Dublin troupe truly move into a whole other sphere.

Their brand of electronic tinged, string layered post rock is reminiscent of Icelandic pop experimentalists Múm, with the soft & sombre moments of Danish outfit Efterklang and of course some of the more traditional post rock stylings of Mogwai.

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Amy's Fresh Meet: Tame Impala

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Amy McGarrigle | 16:19 UK time, Friday, 21 May 2010

Meet Tame Impala, the perfect accompaniment for these (numbered) sunny days! Aussies as a nation love their rock, and these Perth-ians specifically like to do their rocking neck deep in psychedelic grooves. There's a large dose of The Beatles via Cream and a twist into modern psychedelic like Manitoba era Caribou.

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