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    Anthems for the end of the world

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 24/03/2019

    » If you happen to recall the indie explosion that came and went during the mid-noughties, you're most likely to recall how UK math-rockers Foals were perched right on the forefront alongside the now-nowhere-to-be-found groups like Kasabian, Hard-Fi and Maxïmo Park. Although not the first band to come up with it, they're largely responsible for spreading the gospel of that intricate, tightly-wound guitar work that's gone on to more or less define the genre. Over time, the Foals' signature hectic romp that was the backbone of their 2008 landmark debut, Antidotes, has transformed into something a little more polished and more mature. Subtle sonic shifts can already be detected on their second LP, Total Life Forever (how much of a revelation is Spanish Sahara?), and even more so on the subsequent records, the unabashedly potent Holy Fire and What Went Down.

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    Let England shake

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 02/12/2018

    » "And especially, from every shire's end of England/ The holy blissful martyr for to seek/ That them had helpened when that they were weak." So begins Merrie Land, the second LP by The Good, The Bad & The Queen, a supergroup made up of Blur frontman Damon Albarn, guitarist Simon Tong from The Verve, bassist Paul Simonon from The Clash and Nigerian drummer Tony Allen. Titled Introduction, the album's brief opener is based on an excerpt from Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales -- the perfect premise for a record concerned with the uncertain future of a post-Brexit UK.

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    Tomorrow Starts Today

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 24/02/2019

    » From returning to college, starring in the Netflix series The OA and getting pregnant, New York-based singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten has had a busy few years prior to the arrival of her fifth studio outing, Remind Me Tomorrow. The record, helmed by indie rock's go-to producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Future Islands, Unknown Mortal Orchestra), reflects those changes in her life via a stylistic shift that emphasises less on the guitars, but more on other instruments like synths, pianos and even occasional drones.

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    Young Faces, Old Souls

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 01/07/2018

    » Calpurnia/ Scout EP

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    Join the Resistance

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 02/04/2017

    » On her latest record, the transgender eco-feminist warrior makes a case for more activist dialogue and the remedial powers of women.

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    A play with the audience

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 10/12/2015

    » In the painting The Treachery Of Images by surrealist René Magritte, there is the text, "Ceci n'est pas une pipe". But in a new performance by B-Floor's co-artistic director Jarunun Phantachat, she calls it Ceci N'est Pas La Politique (This Is Not Politics). This may well be a treacherous title too, considering how politically outspoken B-Floor has been, with Manoland by Teerawat Mulvilai in October and other performances over the year.

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    World benefit concerts for crisis

    AFP, Published on 22/02/2019

    » PARIS: Richard Branson's planned Venezuela Aid Live is modelled on other international concerts through history that raised money and awareness for world causes, the first major one nearly 50 years ago.

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    Nine Inch Nails return with 'impenetrable' music

    AFP, Published on 17/12/2016

    » NEW YORK - Industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails announced their first release in three years -- an EP that frontman Trent Reznor described as "impenetrable."

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    Sting back to rock and striving to stay optimistic

    AFP, Published on 30/09/2016

    » NEW YORK - As Sting took up the refugee crisis for his latest album, he met in Berlin with musicians who fled Syria. The rock legend asked for their permission to record his song.

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    Still Indie

    Life, Pimchanok Phungbun Na Ayudhya, Published on 11/11/2015

    » 'The fact that Fat Festival has inspired the younger generation to write their own music, record it and share it to others is already one of the biggest accomplishments the local music industry has seen," said Poonsak Jaturabul, guitarist of Big Ass, one of the bands that performed at the first instalment of the indie music event.

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