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Melt Yourself Down – ‘Fix My Life’

4132 days ago
Nialler9Melt Yourself Down are a London-based band featuring members of Polar Bear, Mulata Astatke Heliocentrics, Zun Zun Egui and Acoustic Ladyland. Their kickass first single ‘We Are Enough’ wobbled and spit all over our last podcast and the flip side ... more info

Roller Trio – review

4237 days ago
Guardian MusicLSO St Luke's, LondonFor a recently graduated threesome of thrash-jazzers more used to student dives in Leeds than a world of TV interviews, stadium-band hardware stacks and glitzy light shows, Roller Trio played their preview gig for the Mercury pri... more info

trioVD: X – review

4574 days ago
Guardian Music(Naim Edge)The Leeds-based, avant-funk threesome trioVD (former Acoustic Ladyland guitarist Chris Sharkey, saxophonist Christophe de Bézenac and drummer Chris Bussey) like keeping things tight – their 2009 Fill It Up With Ghosts album ran to barel... more info

This week's new live music

4594 days ago
Guardian MusicLed Bib, on tourTheir name came from the dentists' garment that protects customers from x-rays, but their listeners might feel they need something similar as protection from the broadsides of punk-jazz this collective unleash. Led Bib meld John Zorn ... more info

Portishead mixtape - free download

4698 days ago
Guardian MusicThe trip-hop trio pick out 22 tracks from artists performing in the I'll Be Your Mirror festival, which they are curating this yearAhead of the Portishead-curated I'll Be Your Mirror festival at Alexandra Palace London the trip-hop trio share a mixta... more info

Julie Tippetts/Martin Archer: Tales of Finin – review

4875 days ago
Guardian Music(Discus)Julie Tippetts is a unique singer with distant blues and jazz roots. She was briefly a pop star and fashion icon with the hit single This Wheel's on Fire in the 1960s, and has made remarkable original music with her pianist husband Keith Tip... more info

DiS meets Polar Bear's Seb Rochford

4911 days ago
DrownedInSound2010’s been a busy year for Seb Rochford. On top of Polar Bear’s fourth album Peepers gaining attention above and beyond anything he’s yet been involved with, he’s just finished a final tour with thrash jazzers Acoustic Ladyland, remixed Peep... more info

Acoustic Ladyland – review

4912 days ago
Guardian MusicVortex, LondonThe bad news is that Acoustic Ladyland, the London band that burst out of the jazz box a decade ago with a mix of paint-stripping free-sax blasting and insolently punky rock'n'roll, is playing its final gigs. The good news is that this ... more info

Super Indie Group Forms!

4917 days ago
Perez HiltonThis is pretty rad! Check out a snippet of the new single, The Fall of Rome, from the supergroup The Bottletop Band (above)! Comprised of Babyshambles' Drew McConnell and Adam Ficek, Acoustic Ladyland's Seb Rochford, Carl Barat of Libertines, Andy Ni... more info

Music picks of the week

5147 days ago
Guardian MusicRokia Traore, On tourInteresting times in the world of "world". On the one hand, the genre must mourn the passing of one of its most passionate spokespersons, Charlie Gillett. On the other, one must delight in the constant stream of impressive new mu... more info

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