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There is no doubt that Charlie Clark is a prodigious talent – ‘A Bridge To Your Idol’ is his second solo single over the last twelve months and both singles have been majestic pieces of sparkling indie pop, infused with a deeply personal narrative. Indeed, this track is a heartbreaking sequel to his previous release …

Charlie Clark‘s brilliant single ‘Don’t Have A Cow, Man’ (reviewed by me here) still resonates strongly after numerous listens – I described it as ‘a pulse quickening bell that rings out with jangling guitars, lush choruses and a sense of strength and rebirth’. Clark has followed this up with an utterly charming and hilarious video …

One of the most inventive and exciting bands around at the moment, Galway’s The Clockworks have released another blistering track ‘Enough is Never Enough’, which combines a driving musical assault with acerbic lyrics and an assured swagger. Swimming in the same stream as bands like compatriots The Murder Capital and Fontaines DC, The Clockworks have …

It’s a shame Creation Records is now known as the home of bloated rock gods Oasis when in reality it was the ground-breaking label that created DIY indie pop. It helps Creation was started by one of music’s genuine mavericks Glaswegian Alan McGee and his genius is celebrated in this lavish 5 CD compilation of …

The Stone Roses famously took five years to make their woeful second album but Swervedriver must have set a new record taking a staggering 18 years to produce a new record. They are now back with their fiercesome new album ‘I Wasn’t Born To Lose You’ complete with their trademark woozy psychedelic guitars, but according …