Monthly Archives: October 2003

Paul Whitelaw, Metro, 21.10.03 [3/5]

Edinburgh is home to many things – parliament, tramps, posh idiots, me – but smoggy country-tinged psychedelia ain’t one of ‘em. Or so I thought ’til I fell into Northern Alliance, who sound like Mazzy Star doing Mojave 3 doing … Continue reading

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Nick Miles, Baby Tiger

Hollow, scratchy vocals, purring organs and that grating, inorganic harpsichord sound that comes out of an acoustic guitar with a cheap pickup; this is a home made record aspiring to lo-fi chic. And I think its got it.The lyrics are … Continue reading

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Ian Fletcher, Comes With a Smile #13 – Autumn 2003

Like the Delgados reared on a diet of Codeine, Northern Alliance are a slow, sad, sleepy trio from Scotland. Their first tiny mark on the world is ‘Hope In Little Things’, a seven-song mini-album that comes close to being something … Continue reading

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Andy Penfold, Q, October 2003 [3/5]

Scottish trio formerly known as – doh! The Taliban. Having wisely ditched the name The Taliban early on, Northern Alliance’s debut is a sleepy foray into muted atmospherics. Formed at a hogmanay party to celebrate the dawn of 2002, the … Continue reading

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