Radiation City & Deep Sea Diver at Rough Trade, 3/3/15

Radiation City, out of Portland, are a dream pop band I’ve held in high esteem for a long time. I’ve loved the sound they cultivate, which sometimes give off an anachronistic vibe in their records, which is exhibited well in previous singles, “Zombies” or “Find It of Use“. Their third album just came out, Synesthetica […]

Låpsley @ Rough Trade, 11/9/15

Near the very end of 2014, I came across a single called “Falling Short” by a young British artist named Holly Lapsley Fletcher (stylized as Låpsley), and was immediately hooked. It is a hauntingly beautiful track set apart by her exquisite vocals paired with minimalistic piano and electronic melodies, further enhancing the effect of the […]

Mourn @ Rough Trade, 07/22/15

Young indie rock band Mourn finished their U.S tour with an energetic show at Rough Trade. With shoegaze-y dream pop band Shana Falana and ironically titled and local Brooklyn surf/garage rock band Surf Rock is Dead. Shana Falana is a shoegaze band from Brooklyn that consists of musicians Shana Falana and Michael Amari. Previously a solo […]

Denver @ Rough Trade 07/07/2015

Chilean indie pop band Dënvër played at Rough Trade NYC, taking part of the “Solo Dame Indie Pop” series that showcased several indie pop bands from Hispanic countries. Brooklyn based duo Salt Cathedral and electronic pop project María y José were openers to fun pop show. Salt Cathedral used to go by the name Il Abanico, […]

Miami Horror @ Rough Trade, 6/23/15

2015 is the year of Miami Horror truly delivering. The band’s leveled up with the release of their second album, All Possible Futures, and with its release is due a proper tour, with their first primetime NYC shows since the very first Governor’s Ball. Our enthusiasm runs deep, we interviewed Ben Plant, the band’s progenitor, and included […]

Kaki King @ Rough Trade, 5/21/15

Kaki King has been a name in the space of savvy guitarwork for the past decade, and recently leveled up with an ambitious focus on the visual. Her new album, The Neck is a Bridge to the Body, is the soundtrack to an epic live show filled to the brim with engaging projections. The most interesting part […]

Nick Mulvey @ Rough Trade, 5/6/15

Irish folk sensation, Nick Mulvey, made a return last week to US shores. Having caught him and been left swooning at his last NYC appearance here in September with Slow Club, I was keen to double down and get a proper set of photography of the man in action. If you don’t recall, his debut […]

Kindness @ Rough Trade, 03/15/2015

Touring in the U.S., Kindness visited Rough Trade to give us a funky performance with frequent collaborators from other “pop” musicians. Members of Devonte Hyne’s Blood Orange joined the solo project of British singer Adam Bainbridge to perform most songs of his latest album Otherness. It’s fun to see frequent collaborators in a group of artists that include Dev Hynes, […]