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The chance unearthing of a bootleg of this show, by Marc Riley has been well documented by now in the press. John Dwyer, leader of The Oh Sees eagerly stepped in to release this vinyl-only album on his Castle Face label, so now we have it. It’s exorbitant price results from 50% of its proceeds …

Scottish Punk icons, Skids have recorded their first ever covers album. It’s a tribute to the Kinema Ballroom in Dunfermline, which served as both club and venue in their formative years. The choice of tracks is based on the seminal tracks played there and the legendary concerts that took place, often with Skids in the …

Pastiche, homage and original twist might sound like three orders in your local Starbucks , but in fact it’s a delicate balancing act that many bands flounder at. Too much heart on the sleeve can lead to egg on your face, so you’ve got to bring something new to the table…but before Greg Wallace comes …

Just as Alice Cooper the band became the man, guitarist Brinsley Schwarz became the band when they adopted his name as their moniker; a band often mentioned in revered tones as leading lights in the Pub Rock movement. With Nick Lowe also in the ranks and Elvis Costello as occasional roadie, they rubbed shoulders with …

Brian Eno has commissioned a video for one of the tracks from his recently released ‘Film Music 1976 – 2020’ album. ‘Decline and Fall’, from the film, ‘O Nome da Morte’ is the piece in question, so it seemed only natural to ask the film’s director to provide the visuals. Award-winning Brazilian-born director Henrique Goldman …

Hip Hop’s original champions of change are back with a new track and album. ‘Public Enemy Number Won’ from the album, ‘What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?’, is an animated visual treat with contributions from Ad-Rock, Beastie Boy Mike D and Run-DMC. The track is a homage to the original 1987 tune …

‘Conspiracy Dance’, the new album from the Belgian psyche collective is now streaming on Bandcamp and Spotify, and available to download. A limited-edition vinyl version is also available to order. https://theloveddrones.bandcamp.com/album/conspiracy-dance

UK MUSICIAN Richard Wileman has been making spooky gothic, mostly instrumental music for more than 20 years under the name Karda Estra. In more recent years he’s made a few albums under his own name, the latest being Arcana. Released in September of this year and loosely based on the Tarot, Arcana is a work …

ELVIS COSTELLO could’ve been another ageing punk pioneer, making occasional appearances for the faithful; but instead, since his 1977 debut, he’s been uncompromising, eclectic, prolific and ever-present. His total embrace and respect for all musicians and genres of music is what sets him apart. Despite his formidable career he sits humbly at the feet of …

Starting last year, the Fifty Lab concept showcases up and coming exclusively Belgian talent at three key venues across Brussels. The Ancienne Belgique, Archiduc and Beursschouburg will host three days of concerts (nine in total), on the 18th, 19th and 20th of November. The full line-up has yet to be confirmed though some names have …