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Not Forgotten: Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures

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Veteran New York City alternative rockers Blonde Redhead are releasing a 20th anniversary deluxe vinyl edition of their fifth album, ‘Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons’, on September 4th via legendary Chicago noise rock label Touch and Go. Copies of the release will be limited to 2000 and pressed on 180-gram opaque magenta pink vinyl. The …

THE BLINDERS’ latest track, “Black Glass”, is a seamlessly evolving, six-minute behemoth, is the final single to be featured from their upcoming album. The track begins tantalisingly slowly, before lead vocalist Thomas Haywood’s commanding “Black Glass” cry is subsequently offset by a parry of jolting lead guitar. The pace then catapults into a violent and …

Rock Queens – ‘Venus’ have released their first EP ‘Wicked Things’ available now from the bands Bandcamp. Lead singer GK, says; ‘With it being our first body of work, wewanted to take both ourselves and our listeners on a journey.Life can be sporadic with what it throws at you, it doesn’t everseem to slow down …

Unknown Pleasures album cover

The problem with Joy Division is that it is like a Colombo re-run: however brilliant it is, you know precisely how it ends. Last week, ‘Unknown Pleasures’ celebrated its 40th birthday, so I sat down to listen to it, as though for the first time. The truth is, its magnificent. The guitars soar over tight …

Promo image of L.A. Witch for Brian

L.A. Witch share their effortlessly cool new single ‘Brian’ before turning up the heat on tour in the UK in February. The Los-Angeles based threesome of Sade Sanchez (vocals/guitar), Irita Pai (bass/vocals), Ellie English (drums) have just signed to Suicide Squeeze Records and are celebrating by sharing new single ‘Brian’. Originally released on 7” via …

After 2016’s excellent Emotional Mugger, it’s no surprise that Ty Segall’s (second) self-titled record retreats somewhat from the out of control nature of his former release, perhaps more to the style of his earlier material. But even without comparisons to his back catalogue, Ty Segall is an album that stands firmly on its own two …

After a three year break between their second and third albums- the latter of which came out last year- Young Guns have not messed around this time. Just fifteen months after their last album Ones and Zeroes, the High Wycombe (recently diminished) four-piece are back again with Echoes, their fourth full length offering. Whilst each …

London art-rockers Arrows of Love follow up their highly regarded debut album, ‘Everything’s F*cked’, with a new single ‘Toad’, out on May 27th via the bands own Handspun Records and on limited edition vinyl and tape via Strong Island Recordings.The five piece, led by co-writers Nima and Nuha take a lead from the likes of …

Bowling For Soup have become somewhat of a household name in terms of the rock scene in the past two decades; if pop-punk were a food chain, Bowling For Soup would most definitely be at the top, sporting a dick joke or two with a plethora of catchy hooks in tow. It’s not long since …

Friday at Haydock Races draws to a close, and tonight’s gathering of people awaiting Kaiser Chiefs’ set is looking a little different to their usual crowd. Everyone is still shuffling around, finding a space or deciding whether or not to stay now the racing is finished as the Kaisers unceremoniously file onto the stage and …