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Slow sardonic countrified blues from Darrin Bradbury

Slow sardonic countrified blues from Darrin Bradbury

Vanguard Online September 17, 2019 0

Darrin Bradbury’s new countrified blues album ‘Talking Dogs and Atom Bombs’ offers a slow sardonic take on life and its ills. I was thinking about describing the album as depressing so it was interesting

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Incredible from Underworld

Incredible from Underworld

Vanguard Online September 12, 2019 0

Incredible from Underworld

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Melt Banana to be trapped in Brexit Britain?

Melt Banana to be trapped in Brexit Britain?

Vanguard Online September 12, 2019 0

“Shield For Your Eyes, A Beast In The Well On Your Hand” is one hell of a name for a track, and the track doesn’t disappoint. When I heard it first, over ten years

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Fancy indulging in a twinkly, cavernous dreamscape?

Fancy indulging in a twinkly, cavernous dreamscape?

Vanguard Online September 11, 2019 0

Holie Keniff’s The Gathering Dawn is out 15th November 2019. Its a snowy, twinkly, cavernous dreamscape. Snow in caverns? Hmmm… https://store.unseen-music.com/track/the-gathering-dawn

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7 minutes of prog-funk-rock heaven

7 minutes of prog-funk-rock heaven

Vanguard Online September 10, 2019 0

Man these guys are in the zone. “Great song. Imagine if they were awake!” said a YouTube commenter

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King Nun evoke 2006 with high adrenaline indie rock

King Nun evoke 2006 with high adrenaline indie rock

Vanguard Online September 9, 2019 0

At the start of their new album Mass King Nun ply an adrenaline fuelled indie rock, with attitude. The fast pace of the music reminds me of The Killers, the Fratellis, The Strokes and

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Sleaford Mods – ‘Bang Someone Out’

Sleaford Mods – ‘Bang Someone Out’

Vanguard Online September 7, 2019 0

Defies words. Almost. Aggression, anomie, pissed off chicken

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Lover of Yann Tiersen? Piano Works by Alexander Plastic

Lover of Yann Tiersen? Piano Works by Alexander Plastic

Vanguard Online September 1, 2019 0

I instantly liked Piano Works by Alexander Plastic. The opening track took me into a Yann Tiersen like world, a rhythmic melancholy if you like. The understated name for the album suggests Alexander Plastic

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Pixies are back!

Pixies are back!

Vanguard Online June 5, 2019 0

He’s had to tone down his vocal range, age I imagine is catching up with Black Francis’ vocal chords. On Graveyard Hill thus starts in a rather toned down formulaic fashion. However a minute

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Tom Bancroft’s In Common

Tom Bancroft’s In Common

Vanguard Online March 1, 2019 0

Tom Bancroft’s In Common sounds like a collaboration between Sufjan Stevens, Stereolab, a bunch of flower power hippies and an Indian folk group. As collaborations go there could be far worse. The Sufjan Stevens

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