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Peter Gabriel Announces European Tour in 2023

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Meet: Charged GBH – Grievous Battery Harm – Lords of The Flies

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News: Louise Distras – First New Music After 3 Years

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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 …

Sometimes, as much as I love music, the way things look is the thing that makes them beautiful. When I was at University I had a poster of (this might seem a little sad) Edvard Munch‘s The Scream. To me it was scary and comical and cool and meaningful and, well, just brilliant. He himself …

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 …

My first gig was seeing Gary Numan (with Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark as support) at a sold out Birmingham Odeon on his first major tour in 1979. He was riding high with his Pleasure Principle album at number one and the accompanying single, Cars in the top ten after having already hit the top …

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 …

Names. It was the thing that caused the most consternation in our house upon the birth of my daughter. I liked the flowery names; Daisy, Poppy – stuff like that. My wife, however, like very traditional names like Elizabeth and Rachael, and needless to say, we hated eachothers choices. In the end, after a browse …

The only experience I had as a youngster was rather a random one. As a budding young musician, I used to have to go, every Christmas, to the local posh hotel, where in the midst of Christmas Parties, Weddings and Events, we would play some carols, and, as the youngest I was sent out at …

It was an inauspicious start. It was a Saturday morning at a hall somewhere in the town I grew up in that was usually used by the St Johns Ambulance. But, it was a disco, and I had been invited to spin the famous wheels of steel. Well, when I say invited – the residents …

So the retirement didn’t last as long as you’d think(you’d think retirement lasts forever, at least in my neck of the woods it does).  We’re the better for it if “Came Back Haunted” is any indication as to what NIN 2.0 is offering.  This song seems to encapsulate all the best bits of every NIN …

I stumbled on The Family Cat. The record shops I frequented all had it. I picked it up so many times, mainly because it had something that appeared fantastic. The Family Cat is such a fantastic name for a band, and the artwork on debut mini-album ‘tell ’em we’re surfin’ is utterly brilliant. So I …