[DARK INDIETRONICA] Hozier – Take Me To Church (TEEMID & Jasmine Thompson Edition) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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  My nose nuzzles into a field of your chest hair. Each hair like a UN peacekeeper, giving me asylum. They wrap their way around my face as I wrap my arms around a 40″ chest, legs around a 32″ waist. These hairs, as I nestle they carry me to refuge. Me, this refugee from […]

[TECHNO] ODESZA – ALL WE NEED (ft. Shy Girls) JOHN DIGWEED & NICK MUIR REMIX

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  What happens when two techno veterans put their twist on new indietronica talent? In the case of John Digweed and Nick Muir‘s new remix of Odesza‘s “All We Need,” it’s a mesmerizing and groovy ride through tech-y space and molten vocals. It’s the equivalent of meeting a seductive stranger in a club and dancing […]

[NEWS] East India Youth Announces Sophomore Record – Culture Of Volume

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    Here at Sights and Sounds, we love East India Youth a.k.a William Doyle. Total Strife Forever topped our British and Irish Albums of 2014 list. So you can’t imagine how excited we are to relay the news that Culture of Volume will be released by the prestigious XL Recordings on 06 April 2015 (07 in US). Mostly recorded and […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] FMLYBAND- Letting Go [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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  I wrote a letter to a friend. I’d just woken up from a coma. Literally. And I took this notebook I’d used when the tubes were down my throat to flash things in front of nurses like icechipsplease. icantbreathe. gottapeegottapeegottapee (kidding, catheter. lolz) because I wanted my hand to reclaim power. I wanted to […]

[MONTHLY] All The Ghosts Wearing My Clothes (Best Sounds 01.2015)

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  A playlist about midnight mode walking through the city, looking back and seeing all the ghosts behind you, in perfect step. I didn’t notice they were wearing clothes of mine they nicked. They stole a little bit of my armour when we collided. But, fuck. All the fashions. All the years. They wear them […]

[DARK INDIE/POST-PUNK] Disappears – “Irreal” Album Review

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  When I hear poppy, cheery, bubble-gum-smacking tunes I’m convinced I really need to get this depression diagnosed. The opiate of the masses: make people content about their lives so they, unperturbed, reproduce the given social and political order. Beautiful world? Sure, but let’s be sincere. What makes it beautiful isn’t its happiness, luminance, and […]

[TICKET GIVEAWAY] WIN TICKETS TO THE L.A.M.P 2 YR ANNIVERSARY EVENT LIVE AT V LOUNGE

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  We all know that after New Years we typically have certain things we’re trying to do to change ourselves for the better. Well, have you ever thought to include dancing?! Dancing is scientifically proven to make you an all around happier and healthier human being. It’s also really fun and even more fun with […]

[C-STORIES] Part 1: Ignacio Screaming in Traffic (ft. Young the Giant, IYES, Purity Ring, BLCK-WHT, MC-1995)

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  SPECIAL NOTE: C-Stories aka Cancer-Stories is a short run, multi-part series about the intimacy, the power, the sexuality, all the feelings of being a cancer patient. All the things people ignore when they see you only in the sick role. These are vignettes, snapshots of a total picture. Each part will explore a different […]

[END OF YEAR] Rule Britannia: The Best Records of Britain (and Ireland)

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  It has been a privilege to write all the way from across the pond for The Sights and Sounds. To end the year, here are some of the best records from Britain and Ireland in 2014, and a few other things I have enjoyed over 2014! The Top 5 Albums of the Year from […]

[MONTHLY] be.human.again- best.sounds 12.2014

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  Back in the day when I first started dotting out these dark fuckbuddy moments with music on the page, it felt like my hand and the keyboard were fusing into a bit of a saviour complex sword that they’d hold against my neck. Sit down. Be a good little human. Which was ironic, because […]