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News: Dark Mofo Festival

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News: Buzzcocks to reissue Spiral Scratch EP & Times Up

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News: Black Lips Billed To Headline Fluffer Pit Party

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I guess it’s time to start thinking which summer festival to attend and I’m really excited about the first acts announced by Beacons Festival. This independent festival is only in its third year (after the 2011 event was forced to close due to flooding) and it seems to be giving the bigger festivals a definate …

Punk/New Wave legends The Rezillos, who came to fame with the 1978 top 20 hit, ‘Top of the Pops‘ have announced an eight gig tour of the UK. The Sex Pistols had just about hung up their boots, most punk bands were fronted by angry young youths spitting and snarling angst and vitriol against, well …

There’s some words that don’t seem to look right, but actually work brilliantly. A bit like Peter Kay and his Garlic? Bread?, so putting the words Gypsy and Punk together (never mind making music that fits into that description) look…odd, but work brilliantly. The worlds foremost Gypsy Punk band is New York’s Gogol Bordello. Fresh …

Savages. You had us with your darkly brilliant debut album. All that post-punk Magazine and Gang of Four type stuff, dragged into the modern, and given that feminine touch. Somehow it seemed somewhat cooler, somewhat darker that their predecessors. Certainly it got us and a lot of other observers excited about it. Savages themselves formed …

We served notice about All-girl London five-piece Fake Club about a month ago when they first released current single “Beauty Queen”.  Well now they’ve put out a video for it.  It’s everything that you should expect: fast-paced, in-your-face, brash and ballsy, and cut up with unhealthy doses of pop and TV culture. The live sections were …

Names. It was the thing that caused the most consternation in our house upon the birth of my daughter. I liked the flowery names; Daisy, Poppy – stuff like that. My wife, however, like very traditional names like Elizabeth and Rachael, and needless to say, we hated eachothers choices. In the end, after a browse …

For me it wasThe Elephants. It was somewhere in Denmark, and they were Danish. They were (outrageously) below the bill than the band I was in, and so I wandered out to watch them, and was instantly blown away. On my return, the first things I did was buy their album, bang onto everyone I …