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New free ep by The Rare Plants Garden, available on 12Rec.bandcamp. It’s really good.

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For all those of you who like music of the progressive persuasion then check out Stellar Attraction. This free internet radio features bands such like Can, Wigwam, Spilt Enz, and Frank Zappa. Listen and find new old bands.

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All right we know its been a while, but it’s back to business, and to kick off here we have the link to all the past publications of Plus 1 Magazine. The magazine only lasted for 14 issues but they were all good, featuring art and music of all kinds, reviews and much more.

So if you never read them, or only got to see a few, then click here to download them all.

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Goes Calypso.

I’ve been listening to these guys a lot the past couple of days, and it just keeps on growing on me more and more. A dancier, more electro version of chill wave type bands, listen to on a beach at sunset type tunes. Tape available from Life’sblood.

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Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues. Download here.

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Million Young. Florida chilled out electro.

Insound’s Free Mp3 of the Week is Replicant’s, yet when I wouldn’t take that to be what he sounds like, when I first heard Replicants I didn’t like it but persivered with his other tracks and found that they were far superior, Cynthia is one of my favorites and Calrissian too, both far outstrip Replicant’s so go on, give Million young a try.

Debut album and single availble to pre-order from Old Flame Records.

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Wish you were here’ is an exhibition of the Leeds casuals – reflecting on the culture of the city’s football fans.

The exhibition takes place on Saturday 19th February at Temple Works in Holbeck. It is free to enter and open from 11am until 2pm. It will open again after Leeds United v Norwich City that day at Elland Road.

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Young Prisms. Californian lo fi, shoe gaze, it’s just all rather good.

New release out on Kanine is their debut full length, available on all formats including cassette! Check out their Day Trotter session from last year, plus some extra tracks to download from Pitchfork and Altered Zones. Highly Recommended. Oh and they are touring over here in March with Surfer Blood and No Joy, looks like that will be a good show.

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New album from lo fi band Cloud Nothings out now on Wichita. You can download a free track to sample from Clash, plus if you haven’t got it already he has also recorded a session for Day Trotter.

We also suggest looking into his back catalogue and finding some of the rarer releases on small labels, such as his split with the awesome Kevin Greenspon on Bridgetown.

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Yellow Ostrich.

(All releases either free or pay what you want on Bandcamp.)

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The Word Play.

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French, black metal band, Celeste. Good music for those who like hardcore metal. Their past releases are for free download on Denovali Records, as well as their recent repress, and the cd versions of their albums.

Celeste webstore.

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Tom Waits is releasing a limited first edition chap book of the unabridged poem “Seeds on Hard Ground” exclusively through this webstore collaboration with Anti records. The objective of this release is to raise funds for homeless services in his region and to bring attention to a growing problem in today’s hard times.’

There will only be 1000 copies on sale to each region, so you better get moving fast.

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Big Bear. New album and ep out on Joyfull Noise.

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Grrrizzly, a music blog based in Geneva, has released a mixtape for free download, artists include That Ghost, Dirty Beaches and Jeans Wilder and you can get it here.

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Faidherbe, amazingly pretty music, layered vocals with a slight folk vibe. There are two tracks you can download for free here.

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The Sony World Photography Organisation are no longer just for still images, they are running a Moving Image Award, it runs from the 1st of February till the 1st of March and is open to all. The prizes include your film exhibited at the 2011/2012 World Photography Festivals in London, San Francisco, Shanghai and São Paulo, and will be exhibited on the Sony World Photography Awards’ website and promoted to creatives worldwide.

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Daniel Martin Moore. Signed to Sub Pop with a new record coming out in the very near future, he’s touring with Iron and Wine so will be playing through out the UK inlcuding Manchester and Leeds.

There is a free track with a mini ep available to download, plus two extra tracks to listen to and download from Sup Pop’s artist page. He has a lovely voice and sounds similar to artists like Sundown Songs and Woody Guthrie.

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A free gig in Leeds on Monday the 17th of January.

“In a unique concert for the Howard Assembly Room, Catalan singer/guitarist Clara Sanabras and Lebanese singer Abdul Salam–Kheir bring to life the music of old Spain. The programme, specialising in medieval Spanish repertoire, will also include renditions of the famous ancient mwashah (Arab poetic forms dating as far back as the 9th Century) and original compositions.”

At the Howard Assembly Rooms, free tickets but booking is required and they are nearly sold out! Full information here.

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Fierce Creatures. Good old indie music, with a rock n roll heart.

Insounds free mp3 of the week.

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Obi Lori are a bit of French mixture, they have tracks which are relaxed beats with layers of textures, others can be more acoustic and choral. Check them out and have a think, you can download their releases for free on their bandcamp here.

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Peaking Lights hail from Spring Green, California. The band are similar to that of Teeth Mountain and a drawn out Tan Dollar, they have low-fi electronics with layers of guitar threaded through. You can find some of their releases here on Night People Records.

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Sharp Ends originate from California, USA, they sound like a cross between new wave punk and Joy Division/The Fall in vocal style. No free tracks to let you know about but we have been listening to them alot and we recommend investing in their back catalgue of limited edition 7″s and Lps. A single on Hozac, a more recent single on Mammoth Cave and thier debut self titled long player on Kill Shaman.

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Modern Sleeze have kindly put together a free compilation titled ‘Don’t Pet The Sweaty Things Vol. 1’ to thank all the bands and supporters of the label, it features the like of Halloween Swim Team and Batwings Catwings.You better get it quick, as it will only be around for a short while, or free for a short while.

(via Halloween Swim Team)

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James Gardener, goes by the name of Giraffe, a singer song writer from America who sounds more reminiscent of Manchester bands such as Elbow and Doves. His latest release ‘There Is No Devil’, is available via 12Rec here(flac version), or free to download (mp3 version) on archive here. Previous releases are also available to download for free, all the links are on the 12Rec page.

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For all those who like a bit of metal, hardcore, and heavy rock then Relapse Records’ 26 track sampler is right up your street. Plus it’s free to download from here!

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This American is the latest release from Joe Purdy, full of country influenced americana. Download for free before the end of December from his website.

(via Hear Ya)

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Grown-Ups. New tracks to download, from forth coming new ep.

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The Familyre Christmas album is released for the third year running, I am currently listening to it and it’s very festive, very simple and very nice. The previous years volumes are still up to listen to, and they are free to download curtesy of Asthmatic Kitty.

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