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Oiseaux-Tempete – Al-‘An! fuses drifting post-rock soundscapes with the textures of Beirut

Oiseaux-Tempete – Al-‘An! fuses drifting post-rock soundscapes with the textures of Beirut

Ross McGibbon April 16, 2017 0

SUB ROSA.        31st March 2017 Meaning “Now!” in Arabic, Al-’An is the third part of the band’s exploration of a theme. I’m not sure I grasp the theme but I grasp the feeling. From

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Me and the Bees – Menos Mal is a summery sweet garage indie sixties throw-back and I love it

Me and the Bees – Menos Mal is a summery sweet garage indie sixties throw-back and I love it

Ross McGibbon April 12, 2017 0

LA CASTANYA RECORDS            7th April, 2007 Reasons to love this record are many: It sounds like it was recorded in a garage in the sixties. It has a rinky-tink organ. It carries the slacker

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Maximo Park – Risk To Exist     hides an excellent mini-album within

Maximo Park – Risk To Exist     hides an excellent mini-album within

Ross McGibbon April 5, 2017 0

COOKING VINYL               21st April, 2017 It gets tricky, a few albums into a career. Okay, six albums and twelve years for Maximo Park. You get a lifetime to create the ideas for your first

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The Weeks – Easy           is an almost-perfect American rock and roll album

The Weeks – Easy is an almost-perfect American rock and roll album

Ross McGibbon March 29, 2017 0

LIGHTNING ROD RECORDS        7th April 2017 Somewhere between Indie and American classic rock, like Teenage Fanclub meet Creedence Clearwater Revival meet The Hold Steady meet The Replacements in the heart of Springsteen. With ten

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Stone Foundation – Street Rituals        is smooth soul carrying the struggle on

Stone Foundation – Street Rituals is smooth soul carrying the struggle on

Ross McGibbon March 29, 2017 0

100% RECORDS      31st March 2017 Eighteen months ago, I was loving the smooth Isley Brothers sounds of Stone Foundation’s A Life Unlimited and making reference to The Style Council. This time round, Stone Foundation

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Hawkwind – percolating live space boogie at Leeds University Union 16th March 2017

Hawkwind – percolating live space boogie at Leeds University Union 16th March 2017

Ross McGibbon March 19, 2017 0

This is the Into The Woods tour, promoting (and featuring songs from) the new concept album. It follows on from last year’s The Machine Stops, based on E M Forster’s sci-fi novel, showcased tonight

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Pulled Apart By Horses – The Haze      shouts, trashes and twists its way into the run-out grooves with one guitar screaming and the other crunching riffs.

Pulled Apart By Horses – The Haze shouts, trashes and twists its way into the run-out grooves with one guitar screaming and the other crunching riffs.

Ross McGibbon March 15, 2017 0

CAROLINE INTERNATIONAL         17th March, 2017 Opening an album with the title track should give you a fair idea of what the band are aiming at and the eponymous track does just that – blistering

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Tedeschi Trucks Band – Live From The Fox, Oakland

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Live From The Fox, Oakland

Ross McGibbon March 8, 2017 0

CONCORD MUSIC GROUP    17TH March, 2017 Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks are American jam-band royalty. Derek is the nephew of Butch Trucks, the recently deceased Allman Brothers Band drummer, and played with The Allman

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PRIMAL SCREAM, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN AND THE FLAMING LIPS coming to Hull and Birmingham this summer

PRIMAL SCREAM, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN AND THE FLAMING LIPS coming to Hull and Birmingham this summer

Ross McGibbon March 8, 2017 0

We’re excited to hear ear-busting psych / pop / genre breakers The Flaming Lips, epic wig-outers Primal Scream and amazingly evergreen Echo & The Bunnymen have two weekends planned – one in Birmingham, one

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