XLR8R this week

Shadow Dancer
Mancunian duo Shadow Dancer has managed to squeeze 42 tracks into 50 minutes, which means that the mix is well-tailored for music heads with short attention spans.

What You Talkin' Bout, Willits? Part 9
Guitarist and electronic musician Christopher Willits continues his monthly series from SoundArts studio. In this episode, he gives a rundown of Ableton's just released Live 8 and gives a preview of the very exciting Max for Live.

Artists to Watch: Delorean
Armed with post-punk basslines, an affinity for tinkling piano melodies, and a sunny pop sensibility, Spanish quartet Delorean thankfully stands out in the congested field of danceable rock music.

Inbox: Fujiya & Miyagi
Sure, we're always curious to know about an artist's upcoming release, most recent tour, or arsenal of analog gear, but XLR8R's also got a curiosity for quirk. Thus, each week, we email a different artist and find out what makes them tick, in the studio and in life. Brighton, U.K.-based four-piece Fujiya & Miyagi released Lightbulbs in 2008. Today, bandmember David Best talks bad shows in London, great shows in Dublin, Morgan Freeman, and gout.

The Whip's Guide to Manchester
A musical trip through Manchester isn’t all just Smiths and Stone Roses nostalgia. Nathan, Danny, and Bruce of electro-rock outfit The Whip turn us onto some of the lesser-known gems of life in this northern town.

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