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Premiere: Versari exclusively unveil for us their new EP Brûle: an epic filled with glorious edits and remixes casting a whole new light on the originals

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ALBUM REVIEW: Cabbage – ‘Amanita Pantherina’: Mossley marauders aim for the jugular on their second

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Album Review – Jehnny Beth – To Love Is To Live

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It’s dark outside; so grab your sunglasses, ‘cos we’re going deep under the wires into the world of Sextile and their rather wonderful debut album ‘A Thousand Hands’. Like many of you, I’ve been a follower / collector / fanatic – call it what you will – of what could broadly be called alternative music …

Seluah’s sophomore album Phase III is one that’ll snake around your brain as you sink into its layered sprawling mass of sound. Advertising itself as a psychedelic/noir album, Phase III often restrains itself from the outrageous twists and turns psych music can take. Instead it seems to grasp on to post-punk sensibilities, as demonstrated by …

I’ll admit, my only knowledge of SWANS is that of a friend playing them back in the eighties; an album with a dollar sign on the sleeve (‘Greed’ 1986). My frazzled memory lumped them in with that ‘Butthole Surfers’/’Big Black’ school of American nut-job noise, with a side-serving of Psychick TV cultism. Now, almost thirty …

Sextile are the latest signing to US label Felte. Originally hailing from Brooklyn, founder members, guitarist/vocalist Brady Keehn and drummer/vocalist Melissa Scaduto moved to LA, for no greater reason than the rent was cheaper. Within a short time of touching down they’d hooked up with bassist Kenny Elkin and guitarist/keyboardist Eddie Wuebben. And so, what could easily become …

2015 is fast becoming the year for seminal post-punk bands. Wire have released their 14th album , just completed a UK tour and are getting ready to head out to the States. Gang Of Four are back with some new material and playing live, as are The Pop Group with their first album in 35 years. So …

  Leeds based band Fehm have unleashed new track ‘Eyes Full’ from their EP ‘Animal Skin’ following on from the epic, ‘Hand To Mouth’ Fehm clearly have a love of 70’s goth punk, but that only fuels the songs with a dark brooding ferocity. ‘Eyes Full’ starts off with a razor sharp bassline that pins …

Once upon a time, Gallows were an entirely different band- complete with a set of brothers by the name of Carter, they released two albums with this line-up, before the departure of their frontman Frank Carter in 2011. They then released one more album- their self-titled effort, with guitarist Steph Carter still in the band. …

As a band Wire are far more accomplished and creative, than to rest their laurels on past glories. Throughout their, almost, 40 year existence, they have constantly produced music that is very much of the here and now. Maybe not so much in the limelight, but their presence has been constant, not exactly underground, more …

“Newspaper Spoons” opens like a distant canon firing into the abyss. An overblown kick drum beats like a death knell before Matt Flegel sings “Writhing violence essentially without distortion, Wired silent, vanishing into the boredom”. It’s a hell of a way to open a debut album, but that’s just the kind of album Viet Cong is. With every …

It’s been 20 odd years since the last outing of Jah Wobble’s Invaders, with tonight being one of a mere handful of gigs. Originally planned to coincide with a new album of covers and the forthcoming Redux Box Set (now expected in the New Year) they now serve as something of a live prelude to …