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Live Review: Super Furry Animals – The Leadmill – 26 April 2016

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Live Review: Cud – Sheffield, The Plug – 18.10.2015

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The Fun Lovin Criminals burst onto the scene 20 years ago. A cock sure, smooth talking, trio that liked a toot and more than a few shots of tequila. With no regard for genres or boundaries,the self-professed Kings of New York took us a little bit by surprise, providing a welcome alternative to the over …

Seeing Shed 7 has become as big a part of Christmas as turkey and sprouts. Every second year the boys take their show out on the road, and treat us to a set full of their greatest hits. We caught them at Sheffield and again at Leeds for the final night of the tour.  (All …

After impressing audiences throughout Europe supporting Courtney Barnett, Big Scary brought their funky indie pop to The Lexington on the last of two debut headline shows in London. The Australian duo of Tom Iansek (vocals, keyboards, guitar) and Jo Syme (drums, vocals) are joined on stage by a bassist/saxophonist to reflect the layers of sound …

If the crowd’s reaction to Tuff Love’s fuzzy indie pop at this east London pub is anything to go by, they could shortly be the band name on everyone’s lips. A lot of music writers are talking about Tuff Love, and rightly so, but you may not have heard of them. You will soon. 2015 …

Synth-pop trio Prides performed at the Leadmill, Sheffield, on 7th November, with support from their Scottish pals Fatherson. Although restricted to the smaller room of the venue, both bands stood upon its stage with confidence as they played to a receptive crowd who sang every word back to them with a fierce passion. From the very first …

The Duke Spirit lived up to their name with a majestic and energetic performance at the historic Wilton’s Music Hall. This was a show that had sold out within a few days of going on sale. Until their appearance at End Of The Road festival in September, The Duke Spirit hadn’t appeared on stage together …

In the early 90’s, and in particular 92, it was hard to miss The Lemonheads fun cover version of “Mrs Robinson.” So having never seen The Lemonheads live during their hay-day on the Alternative Rock scene, I was very curious to see what was about to happen as I entered the excellent Birmingham Institute Library …

Poised to commence his legal action against The Other Three, Peter Hook bestrides the legacies of two seminal bands like some kind of a COLOSSUS; Joy Division and New Order. Tonight, it’s “Imperial”-period New Order and he’s playing their mid eighties albums “Low-life” and “Brotherhood.” For reasons that I won’t bore you with, I missed …

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. …

They say if you can remember the sixties you weren’t there and the same is true for the rave generation of the nineties. Once they’d got back home from a banging rave in a field the chilled tones of St Etienne’s Foxbase Alpha always helped them return from whichever dimension they’d visited and here are …