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Best Songs of 2011

December 31, 2011


written by Robert Pollard As another great year for music draws to a close I thought it only right that I join the legions of other people who have compiled their ‘Best Of’ lists. Below are the best songs of 2011 in my opinion. 1 – Laura Marling – Sophia 2 – Anna Calvi – […]

Beirut – Manchester Academy – 6th September 2011

October 29, 2011


words by Robert Pollard – photography by Sam Ellis For a long time now Beirut have astounded many of us with the quality of their output. They have an unerring ability to write songs that capture the past beautifully, and in Zach Condon they have one of the most talented musicians of this generation. They […]

Beirut – The Rip Tide

August 16, 2011


words by Robert Pollard  written for High Voltage  Zach Condon has been somewhat quiet of late but this month sees the release of The Rip Tide, Beirut’s third full-length musical foray. Their last studio album was the superb Flying Club Cup, released four years ago to much fanfare and triumphalism, it built upon the success […]

Upcoming Gigs

July 28, 2011


written by Robert Pollard  Passions Just Like Mine will be attending some truly mouth-watering gigs in the coming months. With Anna Calvi and Laura Marling both playing live at the Cathedral and Beirut set to play the Academy, Manchester is playing host to some of the greatest names in the music world. Details of the […]

Beirut Release New Single

June 5, 2011


written for High Voltage  Beirut will release their new single ‘East Harlem’ on Monday 6th June, right before their world tour begins in earnest. This is one of the year’s most eagerly anticipated releases and anyone who has seen the song played in recent live sets will be excited to hear the recorded version. Underpinning […]

Woods set to release ‘Sun & Shade’

April 23, 2011


written for High Voltage  Woods have announced the release of a new album entitled ‘Sun & Shade’ which will be available in the UK from June 13th. Their inimitable style means any Woods release is an intriguing prospect. Their tendency to jam and incorporate strange electronic sounds with unusually fuzzy guitar tones makes for a […]

Beirut – 2011 Tour Dates Announced

April 6, 2011


written for High Voltage One of the world’s greatest ensembles are back and ready to embark on some exciting live performances. Beirut, the brainchild of the significantly talented Zach Condon, have announced a fairly hefty set of tour dates for 2011, stopping off in Manchester, as well as Hyde Park in London where they will […]