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See: The monochrome video for Trevor Sensor’s ‘Chiron, Galactus’: an instant classic of mourning, cathartic Americana

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Album Review: DMA’s – The Glow plus tour news

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ALBUM REVIEW: LAMB OF GOD – LAMB OF GOD

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The days are getting shorter and it’s almost time to turn the clocks back which means only one thing- summer is over and autumn gig season is about to begin. This cold Thursday in Manchester, Machine Gun Kelly (birth name Richard Baker) is bringing some Cleveland swagger to the North of England. With a stage …

Taken from their brilliant ‘Hot Thoughts’ album, released earlier in the year, Spoon have revealed a new video for one of the albums stand out tracks ‘I ain’t the one’. It’s a stripped back affair for the most part, with just Rhodes, vocal and bass along with a big dollop of smooth melancholy thrown into …

“We completely refuse to make a judgement about what is beautiful and what isn’t. We make something, that’s all, and the scope of possible sounds is immense. We’re not musicians, we’re universal dilettantes”. So said Holger Czukay in 1972, bassist and erstwhile leader of German avant-garde band Can. Though they famously stated that there was …

The music promoter and community arts organisation Tse Tse Fly Middle East will be making its London debut at IKLECTIK on Saturday 9th September. The night will feature a curated selection of experimental films, a Q&A with Tse Tse Fly founder Simon Coates and live performances from Kareem Samara (pictured), Dushume and Sonic Imperfections affiliates …

Any uncertainty about Baxter Dury’s parentage is quickly dispelled the minute he starts singing. If singing is the right term: he is a blistering, sardonic cockney raconteur just like his brilliant dad (Ian Dury, in case you are not up to speed). The video release of his new song, “Miami” reminds me of the panache …

This must be the most perfect laconic, low-fi alt.country indie music match in history – Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile are releasing an album together entitled “Lotta Sea Lice”, due out on 13 October 2017. First release off the album is the song “Over Everything” and it is everything you would expect from these two …

Right from her time with Sheffield-based indiepop favourites Standard Fare, Emma Kupa has been of the most distinctive voices in the country. Both literally, with her plaintive teetering-on-the-edge vocals, and lyrically with her inghtful ruminations on people and relationships. So the promise of two new albums in the coming months is a real treat. Her …

Reading and Leeds Festival is now ONE WEEK AWAY! Here is our definitive guide to who you should check out while you’re there! FRIDAY* Architects Playing their only UK festival of the year, Architects are set to destroy the main stage on the Friday. Playing songs from their 6th studio album ‘Lost Forever, Lost Together’ …

Kirk Brandon is post-punk royalty. A key player, from his punk outfit ‘The Pack’ in 1978, then with his bands ‘Theatre of Hate’ and ‘Spear of Destiny’ he’s scorched a trail of passion and power for almost forty years. I caught up with him between studio recording sessions and preparations for a UK tour at …

The full line up has been confirmed for the annual Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, and as usual it more than impresses. Songhoy Blues, a desert blues group from Timbuktu, Mali. The band was formed in Bamako after they were forced to leave their homes during the civil conflict and the imposition of Sharia Law. …