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News: GANGgajang set to headline Nimbin Roots Festival in October 2024

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EP Review: Liverpool Genre-Bending Quartet Bonk! Shine On ‘The Act Of Doing It’ EP

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News: Bulgarian Neo-Soul Newcomer Nia Unveils Debut Single ‘111’

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“The most exciting guitar band in the UK” according to Nigel Harding, head of playlists at Radio 1. A bold statement, but it’s one that seems to be getting support from every quarter. Hotly tipped by many to be one of the biggest acts of 2014, Blackpool trio, Darlia, are already drawing comparisons to the …

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If ‘Play Dumb’ was written to provoke a conversation, then it certainly succeeded in my eyes. The premier single on The Crookes third album, Soapbox, offers an interesting dichotomy of prettiness and intelligence, sincerity and lies, superficial attraction and dark secrets. The anguish in singer George Waite’s eyes seems all too real as he is …

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If I had any command whatsoever of the French language I would probably be able to write an article full of cleverly gauge, quoting French phrases and words to confirm my admiration for French chan…..chant, singer Cleo T. Sadly apart from ordering beer and (randomly) being able to ask the whereabouts if the tourist information …

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In a world where more and more seems to be coming neatly packaged and conforming to an accepted norm, it is nice to find that there are still people out there prepared to steer away from the mainstream flow. Nottingham trio Kagoule have been around a few years now. Early demo’s ‘Monarchy’ & ‘Made of …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Australian duo High Highs a.k.a. Jack Milas and Oli Chang have been bringing delicious electro to parties basically everywhere. They’ve toured with Vampire Weekend, Empire of the Sun and How to dress well. In addition they’ve self released their debut album ‘Open Season’ earlier in the year, and they have an ep of remixes coming …

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Canterbury (UK) four piece, Broken Hands, are about to embark on a UK wide tour kicking off in Bristol on the 18th September. To wet your appetite with a taste of what to expect, the band have released a video of ‘Pulled Under’ from their recently released EP, ‘Down By The Current’. No strangers to …

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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 …

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