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Saam Idelji

Like Tom from 500 Days of Summer, I spent a lot of my youth listening to sad British pop music, and now, I write as a UK Contributor for The Sights and Sounds about the music I love (be it melancholic or not). Also a medical student in South London. Favourite album: Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express

[INTERVIEWS] Emoh Instead of What So Not

Late last year, prior to the first What So Not London show we caught up with the incredibly charming and incredibly talented Chris Emerson a.k.a Emoh Instead, one half of Australian dance powerhouse What So Not. Over the course of thirty minutes we discussed history, culture, the Mothership tour, the Emoh Instead project, the dance […]

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

  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 produced […]

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

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 Britain […]


For I am the opposite of you As one we balance two After all that we have been thru All I need in this world is you LUH. – the new project from ex-WU LYF frontman Ellery James Roberts and Ebony Hoorn – are right. ‘Unites’ is a simple love song. But within its simplicity, […]

[PUNK] Iceage – Forever

Surprising as it may seem, the proto-martyrs of Danish punk Iceage found inspiration in 1960s Italian pop music, while recording sophomore record You’re Nothing. And while You’re Nothing featured the mournful, piano-led ‘Morals’ (said to be inspired by Mina Mazzini), it never truly deviated from the chaotic, feral punk they do so well. However with […]