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Not Forgotten: Cud – When in Rome, Kill Me

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Live Review: Cud – Sheffield, The Plug – 18.10.2015

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Not Forgotten – Cud – Showbiz

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It is one of the less talked about pages of late 80s indie lore that the budget was so tight when Cud recorded their debut album, that when they over spent the band elected not to master it and release it in its natural state. This meant that the original release of When in Rome, …

British music legend Billy Bragg will headline the festival at the stunning Wakefield Cathedral, which returns with a mix of free and paid arts, culture and music events for 2018 Wakefield’s Long Division Festival has announced its return after a fallow year in 2017. After taking a year off to take stock and better understand …

Its been 3o years since the release of the original C86 compilation a mail order cassette from the NME, which at the time was a must have and introduced the world of indie bands to many and created a new scene in British music. The long awaited follow up C87 is packed with a corking …

As this years festival season draws to an end, news is already starting to break for what to loom forward to in 2016. Quite easily establishing itself as the season opener, Manchester’s Gigantic Indie All Dayer is back for round three of what promises to be yet another glorious nostalgic romp through the annals of …

Mike Dunphy and and William Potter have departed the stage, leaving drummer Gogs Byrn to back vocalist Carl Puttnam at the end of a blistering version of “No Smoking”. Cud have just performed their 1992 masterpiece, Asquarius, in full from beginning to end with an energy that would put a quartet of teenagers to shame. …

After years of incrementally increasing success achieved by a combination of talent as opposed to any grand career plan, Cud reached their commercial and creative apogee with 1992’s utterly wonderful Asquarius. Their first album for major label A&M, Asquarius should have been the album that lodged them permanently into the public’s consciousness, and while it …

Recently on 6Music, Steve Lamacq asked for suggestions of near misses by obscure 90s indie bands to play on his show. On the whole the suggestions were rather prosaic and uninspiring until one lady suggested they play some Cud. This wasn’t just a mild-mannered ‘hey, remember these guys?’ request, this was a full-on obsessive fan …

Love at first sound, that’s what it was. The riff that literally tumbled out of the speakers and then that voice. I knew I’d accidentally discovered one of music’s great lost groups and they spoke to me in a way that very few bands did. This wasn’t a passing phase or a temporary thing either, …

This was an early glory of my burgeoning (or so I thought) record collection and indie cred. They’d been in Peel’s Festive Fifty the year before (I looked that up this morning – back then I had no idea that Peel’s Festive Fifty existed let alone who Sonic Youth or The Fall were) with “Only …