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    So Much Light, A Chat with Damien Verrett

    Written by Colin Kirkland Damien Verrett no longer wants to be known as just a guitarist. Having just released his debut record entitled, “Oh, Yuck,” under the moniker, So Much Light, Verrett is utilizing computer programming to expand the realms of pop music with carefully layered compositions. This project...
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    The Many Masks of Alex Cameron

    Written by Colin Kirkland Since his debut album, “Jumping The Shark,” Australian artist, Alex Cameron has been a man beneath a mask. Unlike other musicians who specialize in face coverage – Deadmau5 or Daft Punk – Cameron takes on the identity of those he studies, those that fascinate him....
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    INTERVIEW: JOEY KNOWS BEST

    Written by Colin Kirkland When I call JOEY, she has just played two sold out shows at Club Café in Los Angeles. Over the past few years, since competing on The X-Factor Australia, she has formed an independent label, released two viral singles, made a home for herself in...
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    Vector Xing: Reintroduced

    Written by Colin Kirkland Vector Xing, otherwise known as Steven Cablayan, has reemerged after two years of radio silence. With his debut EP behind him and his former songwriting partner gone, Cablayan’s new project is about finding himself in the depths of a quarter-life-crisis. As a black, gay man...
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    TRACE: It Will Get Emotional

    By Colin Kirkland cjkwrites.com “TRACE” is predominantly a nickname for Tracy, but it is also a symbolic title: to trace lines, to trace emotions. There are many indicators on TRACE’s Facebook profile that encapsulate sorrow. She describes her music as “lonely, with a beat,” characterizes it as “Sad-synth,” and...
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    Thomas Walmsley on Temples’ Volcanic Eruption

    Written by Colin Kirkland Yesterday, British psychedelic-rock band, Temples, released their second full-length LP entitled, Volcano. In attempt to veer away from close-ties to sixties-psychedelia, the boys from Kettering recorded at higher frequencies and created a piercing sound with big-question content. Since developing their 2014 debut, Sun Structures, through...
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    Toothless – A Conversation with Ed Nash

    Despite his previous fame in long-running indie success, Bombay Bicycle Club, Ed Nash’s current situation can be viewed as an underdog’s tale. At least the band name he chose embodies such; Toothless, a reference to a Raymond Pettibon sketch, in which a female tiger comically devours a boy’s cranium....
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    The Night Thief: Sonic Remedies with Bradley Register

    Written by Colin Kirkland “Snakes are in the kitchen / A devil in the yard” – a sun-lit galley somewhere in the South: a fifties house-wife stands still washing dishes at the sink, staring out of the open window. A subtle breeze blows by causing the linen curtains to...
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    Bearded Bowies – An Interview with Madaila

    Written by Colin Kirkland cjkwrites.com The Sinclair dressing room. Sound-check. I look at the men of Madaila – a cosmic improv-pop group hailing from Burlington, Vermont – and mention that I’m thinking about calling them “The Bearded Backstreet Boys” in my article. They nod and smile, but as it...
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