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A VENUE legendary across the North-West, with bands gracing its hallowed boards at least since a stage was installed 90 or so years ago (when it was The George & Dragon), Band on the Wall, up at the top of the Northern Quarter, is branching out with its own label, launching a singles club next …

I DON’T know about you, with the vinyl revival – I mean, really, it’s a re-arrival now, isn’t it, here again for the foreseeable – that maybe the 12″ is one thing that hasn’t really had the credit it’s due in the resurgence. For while the LP, double LP; hell even the loud-cut, 45rpm, 180gm, …

COME PLAY WITH ME, the excellent grassroots label, magazine, festival organiser and all-round good eggs doing the right work in keeping the Yorkshire music scene vibrant, runs a singles club, CPWM. Its first release of the year is a split 7″ featuring Sunflower Thieves, whose side of the vinyl “Don’t Mind The Weather” we looked …

Ed Kuepper has been a spine in the body of Australian indie music ever since forming The Saints in 1973 – releasing what is often argued as the first ever punk single ‘I’m Stranded’ – and a body of extraordinary work in the innovative The Laughing Clowns, The Aints and as a solo artist. To …

REVERED label World Circuit has taken a dive into the halls of its back catalogue and has announced vinyl pressings for two albums that will surely please fans of the global sound everywhere. The first of the two reissues is to be Various artists – Cumbia Cumbia 1 & 2, an exploration of the rhythms of …

AMELIA FLETCHER and Rob Pursey: a marriage of minds and music who’ve kept those of us who love love loved the C86 guitar pop sound so well musically fed down the years. They forged out of the Talulah Gosh era together with Heavenly, Tender Trap, Marine Research; these days they’re just as busy, working together …

SASCHA RING, the German electronica artist who plies his trade as Apparat, is set to release a limited edition four-album box set through Mute in mid-April collecting together a quartet of his recent soundtrack works. It’s the first time these soundtracks will have been available on vinyl, and this rather lush edition will also include …

LONDON label World of Echo, the fledgling imprint which has emerged from the rather excellent record emporium of that name on Columbia Road, E2, has announced the second release in its nascent catalogue; with the prize of being 002 going to Mosquitoes’ Mosquitoes EP, a rather glorious, skeletal, no wave dub excursion on 10″, if …

CAST your mind back to the good old days of 2015. Y’know, gigs, pints, going anywhere. Good times. We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto. Way back then, fuzzmeister Ty Segall and fellow psychester Cory Hanson were burning up a little creative time together, jamming out and totally in the zone, delighting in what they were …