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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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Formed out of the ashes of Pela, and named after the month where the bands main protagonists Billy McCarthy and Eric Sanderson were born, Augustines have returned. Their first, brilliant, album Rise Ye Sunken Ships was coloured with the experience of the tragic death of McCarthy’s brother James. Things were made more difficult by a …

Reverend And The Makers, one of the more commercially successful bands to come out of Sheffield, release their fourth album ‘Thirty Two’ via Cooking Vinyl Records on 24th of February. The follow up to 2012’s ‘@ReverendMakers’, for ‘Thirty Two’ the band have had a bit of a guiding hand from with Youth (Primal Scream, Depeche …

This year marks  30 years since Lloyd Cole and The Commotions released their debut album, ‘Rattlesnakes’. Name checking Norman Mailer, Eva Marie Saint, and Simone De Beauvoir it oozed style, and provided a defining moment in the indie folk/rock scene prevalent at the time. The Commotions went on to release two further albums before they …

I always had this thing about Jazz, but the record that really opened the door for me, was Jazzmatazz Vol. 1. Former Gang Starr mainstay Guru released the album, essentially a hip-hop record but one that was infused with, or rather soaked in Jazz and Jazz-Funk. It went heavy on my stereo till it wore …

I once read a review of some music that claimed that it was ‘a crass monster, a hideously writhing wounded dragon, which refuses to expire, and though bleeding in the Finale, furiously beats about with its tail erect.’ It illustrates two things, it shows that not everybody understands or likes new music, but also it …

I grew up with Fatboy Slim. Not in a literal sense you understand, that would be rather silly. But I copied his basslines off my Housemartins ‘London 0 Hull 4‘ cassette, fell in with dance music and one of the first things I bought was his Pizzaman LP (without even knowing it was him), Beats …

The celebrated American Poet Robert Frost noted that “There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.” To be fair to most teachers these days, quail shot …

Savages. You had us with your darkly brilliant debut album. All that post-punk Magazine and Gang of Four type stuff, dragged into the modern, and given that feminine touch. Somehow it seemed somewhat cooler, somewhat darker that their predecessors. Certainly it got us and a lot of other observers excited about it. Savages themselves formed …

I used to love the Harlem Globetrotters. I remember growing up they used to occasionally be on World of Sport or Grandstand, one of them anyway. They were cool and funny and had these outrageous skills that (it seemed to me) no other team had, and certainly no-one would attempt in a ‘proper’ game. Along …

We served notice about All-girl London five-piece Fake Club about a month ago when they first released current single “Beauty Queen”.  Well now they’ve put out a video for it.  It’s everything that you should expect: fast-paced, in-your-face, brash and ballsy, and cut up with unhealthy doses of pop and TV culture. The live sections were …