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Track: frtyfve Records Signing bby ivy Shares Addictive New Single ‘Losing Sleep’

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Mike Tafoya Returns With New Music & Video

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EP: The delicately beautiful ‘Creatures of Habit’ from Brisbane artist Aren’t is an exquisite triumph. Plus news of launch date.

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Marmite and Manchester. Be a good book title that, for someone like Stuart Maconie or something. It’s also true. I’ve had occasions to be there (hasn’t everyone in the UK) whether that be football (away days, eh?) concerts, record shopping or even seeing my sister when she lived there. And wandering round that old city …

We have this cleaner. Don’t get me wrong, we’re not one of those rich families that mention to everyone that they’ve got a cleaner because that means we must therefore be middle class. We actually need a cleaner. I seem to have bred (and I know they’ll be some argument about this) two of the …

Odd chap that Walt Disney in many ways, but one thing he did say when he wasn’t accusing, well, just about anyone of being a communist was to say that ‘All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but …

What’s the point of a music video ? Boosting the appeal and reach of the song, yes ? By shock, by scale, by comedy, by dance move, by stunning artistic vision… Low have released the video for “Just Make It Stop” and it doesn’t really tick any of those boxes – but then I suppose …

I’ve been to Japan twice. I think it is possibly the greatest, most mystifying and brilliant place I’ve ever been. We wandered around all day, and it feels (at best) both weird and (at worst) frustrating that pretty much nobody understands what you say, and vice versa. At one point, we took to pointing at …

I think its fair to say that if this new video from Joel Compass is even remotely true to life, me and him live very different lives. Quite often, me and my younger brother used to have to go to work with my Dad on a Saturday morning. He worked in a large garage in …

When you look at a map of Britain, the thing that stands out about North Devon, is how far away it is, from just about everywhere. It’s on the edge of Exmoor I grant you, and impossibly beautiful, but there’s not really anything that stands out, or jumps out and grabs you when you look …

You know what they say about dogs being like their owners, well that was the same for music students where I went to University, and I suspect it was (and is) the same everywhere. There was us, the brass players. Loud, brash, heavy drinking animals who arrived in college purely to find people to go …

I always loved cartoons. In my day growing up it was a mixture of things. From the  funny ones, like Tom and Jerry and Roadrunner (I embarrassingly still laugh out loud at that) to the more serious, you know Ulysses and Battle of the Planets, Dungeons and Dragons to the more wholesome message of He-Man. …

In my youth, the free time I spent, my simple pleasures, weren’t really ever that simple. To buy every vinyl release on Factory records, (if anyone has Quando Quango 12inches and early Durutti Column albums do contact me though….) watch every Jean-Claude Van-Damme movie (like I said, I was young) and to visit every professional and semi-professional football club in the country. …