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Allah-Las: all you need to know in one minute…

Allah-Las Surf Band from California - reference The Paisley Underground
Who are they: Spencer Dunham – Bass | Pedrum Siadatian – Lead Guitar | Miles Michaud – Vocals, Guitar | Matt Correia – Drummer

From where: Southern California

In the ballpark with: The Zombies, The Byrds, The Yardbirds, The 13th Floor Elevators

Describing words: Surf, Sun, Sand, Scuzz and Vans (The transportation type, not the nice pumps!)

Wanna see: The Shacklewell Arms (London) – 10.12.2012

How can I consume: CD / LP out today

Where can I be their friend: Facebook

Footnote: Everything is shit in the UK, in the winter – this album is quite obviously a better place to be.


Halls – Ark: all you need to know in one minute

Halls album cover, Sam Howard, South London

Who are Halls: Halls is Sam Howard

From where: South London

Sound like: The XX, Radiohead, Bon Iver, Aphex Twin, Sigur Ross

Describing words: Sad, Swelling, Peaceful, Open, Eerie

Where be they: Rough Trade East (26th October)

One sentence: If you like minimal-schminimal and are either sad or happy then you are confused – and therefore you’ll like the gloriously warm organ and dullish but perfect vocal that is interpretable in so many ways.

How can I consume: Digital, CD, LP

Where do they live: Facebook

Footnote: Out today on glorious vinyl.


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