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Homosexuality, let me introduce you to Hip Hop

Homosexuality, let me introduce you to Hip Hop

Vanguard Online March 15, 2017 0

Has Hip Hop ever gotten into bed with homosexuality? I’m no expert but I’d expect not, although didn’t Eminem and Elton John once embrace on stage? Generally, the popular preconception, I would imagine is

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Eat Your Heart Out Jim Morrison

Eat Your Heart Out Jim Morrison

Vanguard Online March 14, 2017 0

City Preacher is a neat Doors-like track from Undskyld. What I like about it, in particular, which makes it sound fresh, is that it mutates mid-way through away from the Doors, and into a shoegazing

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Weird transition from alt-rock into trance

Weird transition from alt-rock into trance

Vanguard Online March 2, 2017 0

    Weirds have just released Valley of Vision. The track is accompanied with a nicely shot black and white video, featuring the band running slow-mo through a rain-sodden field. They’re not a pretty lot, but

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Ride may be back, but its Tashaki Miyaki who are bringing the shine back to shoegaze

Ride may be back, but its Tashaki Miyaki who are bringing the shine back to shoegaze

Vanguard Online February 22, 2017 0

Yesterday I read that Ride had reformed and have released their first single since 1996. Charm Assault could have easily been written, recorded and released in 1996.  Its got plenty of My Bloody Valentine stomach churning guitar

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Ride are back, shoegazing is back!

Ride are back, shoegazing is back!

Vanguard Online February 21, 2017 0

Just lately there’s been a lot of new bands recreating the sounds of the early nineties. For example, Undo have, with their single Hollow Hands, fast-tracked progressive grunge into the twenty-first century. In all honesty a great

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If Mike Oldfield went on a journey down the post-rock highway

If Mike Oldfield went on a journey down the post-rock highway

Vanguard Online February 21, 2017 1

Made of Breath Only by sleepmakeswaves is a pretty cool piece of post-rock. Post-rock’s a funny term though isn’t it? Rock hasn’t really ended  has it? And besides, post-rock, like Made of Breath Only, is quite

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Flawless piece of rocksteady for 2017

Flawless piece of rocksteady for 2017

Vanguard Online February 16, 2017 0

My Roots Girl is a flawless piece of rock steady lovers’ rock, which for the uninitiated, is like a slowed down version of reggae. Vocalist Cornel Campbell has a soft and a moderate Caribbean accent. Both the song

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Hosny Bronx is breathing a beautiful reggae tune your way

Hosny Bronx is breathing a beautiful reggae tune your way

Vanguard Online February 15, 2017 0

Hosny Bronx plies a classical form of spiritual reggae. I’m not a reggae afficionado, but the spiritual type is my favourite, so I’m taking an immediate liking to Hosny Bronx. He sings with a Caribbean accent, there’s reference

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A ‘bread and butter’ homage to Scotland’s 1992 indie vintage

A ‘bread and butter’ homage to Scotland’s 1992 indie vintage

Vanguard Online February 4, 2017 0

Write In by Happyness is an homage to Scottish indie music in the early 90s. Happyness clearly draw on Teenage Fan Club, Primal Scream and Jesus n Mary Chain in that order. There’s also a bit of My

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Grandaddy are back and they’re making me feel sick

Grandaddy are back and they’re making me feel sick

Vanguard Online February 2, 2017 0

I haven’t heard alot of Grandaddy since I used to listen to John Peel. Crystal Lake came in at number 50 in the festive fifty in the year 2000, something which I taped and

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