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Keeping Control : Independent Manchester Music Scene 1977-81 Remembered

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It’s an irritating side to this reviewing malarkey that you sometimes miss little treasures along the way, and certainly the album release by one of my beloved Italian bands, the dark and gothic Varanasi, fell victim to this overload during the Christmas hiatus. At the end of the year they released their album ‘Cattedrali per …

Masters of the dark arts of post punk atmospheric music, Fleeting Persuasion today unveil the new album ‘Will They Come Back’. It’s a powerful dark epistle highlighted by arching ambulant bass, jangling and scything guitars with distant dreamy vocals that seemingly hang in the ether. Fleeting Persuasion is driven by James Harrison (guitar/vocals) who wrote and …

Great Australian Bank live up to the solid foundations promised by their name with a thumping great single ‘In Your Eyes’. The sound has a distinctly antipodean feel to it, born from the sticky carpeted pubs of the endless suburbs filed with passion and energy. A guitar attack that recalls The Church is thrown into …

The new EP ‘New World Colour’ from Le Shiv offers a bright start to the year, and, quite frankly, boldly stands out in the post festive season deluge of releases. The band has been garnering a lot of attention with their unique brand of indie rock, including writing with Grouplove’s Andrew Wessen on their latest …

We are inordinately proud to be able to premiere the brilliant new single ‘Rushing Bull’, with video, from Sydney supergroup Victoria. The single is out tomorrow through legendary producer Wayne Connolly’s label Scenic Drive Records. ‘Rushing Bull’ is a rambunctious angular slice of indie pop, leavened by a melancholy delivery as the guitars hop, skip and jump …

It is exciting news indeed to report that after 35 years, the uber cool The Wreckery are back and sounding as suave and brooding as ever. ‘Smack Me Down, the new single is out now and is a louche and swaggering return for the band, auguring well for their upcoming album ‘Fake is Forever’, set …

The wonderful The Belair Lip Bombs today unveil their debut album ‘Lush Life’ and exclusively take Backseat Mafia on a detailed track by track analysis of the album. The Belair Lip Bombs are purveyors of the most magnificent brand of blistering indie pop and ‘Lush Life’ captures their energy and songwriting, with a delicious air …

It was a feast of electronica and new-wave at St Anne’s park Dublin as some of the biggest names of the new-wave / synth-pop scene took over the park for the day. Heaven 17 photos & set-list: (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove ThangCrushed by the Wheels of IndustryPlay to WinCome Live With MeLet’s Dance …

We feel very privileged to bring you the premiere of ‘Separate Beds’, the single from Meanjin/Brisbane outfit, Start Together, a new signing to the esteemed 4000 Records label. Opening with nary an introduction and launching straight in, ‘Separate Beds’ has a rapid guitar-driven pace with Start Together effecting a Pulp-like delivery, a kind of wry …

Photos and words David McEneaney I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, they don’t make ‘em like they used to.These days, in the Spotify and TikTok universe, it seems that kids don’t listen to bands or albums anymore, they listen to songs and playlists. This makes it even more difficult for artists to …