Amanda Penlington

UK-based music obsessive & tea drinker. I like discovering new bands, taking photos of them and letting you know about them via my words.
DiscoveryFROM ACROSS THE POND: Stornoway
April 27. 2011 | By Amanda Penlington

FROM ACROSS THE POND: Stornoway

English band’s mix of subtle wit and skilled musicianship creates an engaging live show.

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DiscoveryFROM ACROSS THE POND: Noah and the Whale
April 19. 2011 | By Amanda Penlington

FROM ACROSS THE POND: Noah and the Whale

English Nu-folkers shift their focus to a more electronic sound for their latest album and tour.

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DiscoveryFROM ACROSS THE POND: Yuck
April 01. 2011 | By Amanda Penlington

FROM ACROSS THE POND: Yuck

London quartet experiment to make each show a unique sonic experience.

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DiscoveryFROM ACROSS THE POND: Two Door Cinema Club
March 21. 2011 | By Amanda Penlington

FROM ACROSS THE POND: Two Door Cinema Club

The young trio from Northern Ireland gave up their University places to focus on music, and it looks like that bold decision was also a wise one.

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DiscoveryFROM ACROSS THE POND: Bombay Bicycle Club
March 16. 2011 | By Amanda Penlington

FROM ACROSS THE POND: Bombay Bicycle Club

With two albums and a number of singles, tours, and festival appearances under their belts all by the age of 20, these Londoners could be regarded as fantastic over-achievers.

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DiscoveryFROM ACROSS THE POND: The Vaccines
March 15. 2011 | By Amanda Penlington

FROM ACROSS THE POND: The Vaccines

Their upbeat mix of Ramones and Beach Boys-style hooks and infectious singalong choruses have proven to be a hit in the UK.

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DiscoveryFROM ACROSS THE POND: Agnes Obel
March 14. 2011 | By Amanda Penlington

FROM ACROSS THE POND: Agnes Obel

Delicate and wistful, Obel will be your moment of serenity at SXSW.

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DiscoveryFROM ACROSS THE POND: The Hours
March 11. 2011 | By Amanda Penlington

FROM ACROSS THE POND: The Hours

Heartfelt lyrics with killer production equals UK band you have to check out.

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