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Classic Compilation: Various Artists – I’m Your Fan

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Not Forgotten: Pixies – Doolittle

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Album Review: mastersystem – Dance Music

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Pixies were the band tasked with finishing off this years run of music at Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens.The gardens/park are almost completely surrounded by buildings and only a short walking distance from Dublin City Centre and being surrounded as it is makes it a perfect sound trap as was proven throughout the evening. One of the …

Pixies will release a limited edition double A-side single on October 16th. Pressed on 12” yellow vinyl, it will feature the new track ‘Hear Me Out’ alongside the band’s gritty interpretation of the T-Rex classic ‘Mambo Sun’. ‘Hear Me Out’  The song was written by frontman Black Francis and  Lenchantin at  Dreamland Studios during sessions for ‘Beneath The Eyrie’, with production courtesy of the Grammy-nominated Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Ghost, etc.).  “Black …

Aberdeenshire’s Kevin Allan releases his second LP of this most universally fraught year today, August 7th. Valentine’s Day brought us ‘Separate Lives’, which was necessarily championed by Stuart Maconie on his 6Music Freakzone. ‘In Monochrome’ is an absolute stunner, we find. Raw, chilled, unblinking in the face of life, Kevin makes promises no answers. But what he does do is communicate with you, proffer you emotional information; learn alongside him. ‘In Monochrome’ is unflinching and visionary; it’s one of the essential albums of 2020, sayeth us here at BSM.

The compilation album consisting of multiple acts recording a variety of songs penned by a single artist by way of tribute resulted in a series of releases which can be generously considered ‘patchy’. For every Step Right Up, or A Testimonial Dinner, two examples which actually worked, there were a dozen more ham-fisted attempts at …

One of the most influential and inspiring bands of the past few decades, the Pixies, have announced a new album – “Beneath the Eyrie’ – to be released on Friday, 13 September, a world tour and a taste of what’s to come in the single ‘On Graveyard Hill’. And the single is the same delicious …

While C’mon Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa had hooked many people into the Pixies with their abrasive sounding crunching alt rock, 1989s Doolittle saw them take a different approach, with a sound which saw them being ‘produced‘ for the first time. C’mon Pilgrim had effectively been polished up demos, and Surfer Rosa had seen the band …

‘Dance Songs’ is the fantastic debut album from mastersystem, an indie supergroup of brothers. The band consists of Scott Hutchinson and Grant Hutchinson from Frightened Rabbit, Justin Lockey from Editors and his brother James Lockey from Minor Victories who have come together to produce something that has its own unique identity. ‘Dance Music’ is far …

It’s the way Dave Lovering’s drums crash in. Then there’s that Kim Deal bass line that walks in just the wrong side of sexy, and the riff. My word, that riff. And the incessant rhythm guitar that just doesn’t stop. The Black Francis’s vocals come in delivering those weird lyrics. And the whole thing sounds …

Bluedot Festival has garnered a reputation as being one of the festivals of the summer, a must for all musical fanatics regardless of genre choices. This year’s line-up has been carefully curated to appeal far and wide, the addition of the unique settings and scientific slant mark it out as a curiosity not to be …

Some things change and some things stay the same, both in the real world and in the world of Frank Black and co’s Pixies. Take Um Chagga Lagga, taken from their recently announced second ‘post-reunion’ album Head Carrier, out on September 30th via Pixiesmusic/Play it again Sam. It’s got all those things we love about …