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Andrew Weatherall’s Qualia is Trans-Europe Express for the twenty first century

Andrew Weatherall’s Qualia is Trans-Europe Express for the twenty first century

Vanguard Online October 21, 2017 0

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Andrew Weatherall’s Qualia is Trans-Europe Express for the twenty first century. It’s upbeat, fresh, it has razor sharp sounds and nice drum arrangements. It continues the tradition of Weatherall’s Two Lone Swordsmen project in that the emotions are

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Foo Fighters put on a variety show

Foo Fighters put on a variety show

Vanguard Online October 11, 2017 0

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I was really hopeful about the Foo Fighters when they came into view in the summer of 1995, I thought any spin-off of Nirvana was worth a listen. And yet the name ‘Foo Fighters’

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CASSELS – “EPITHET” – as angry and as yet focused an album as I’ve ever heard

CASSELS – “EPITHET” – as angry and as yet focused an album as I’ve ever heard

Ross McGibbon October 11, 2017 2

BIG SCARY MONSTERS      6th October 2017 Punk? Post-punk? I dunno. It’s noisy, very varied and right. It just sounds right and politically, it’s spot-on. It comes from the heart and art from the heart

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V/A – Wayfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares (Numero 2017)

V/A – Wayfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares (Numero 2017)

James MacLaren October 7, 2017 0

James MacLaren

James MacLaren

Philosophy teacher and music enthusiast. Musical interests stretch from old school soul, post-punk and 80s Indie (reflecting my time as an 80s goth), UK folk revival, and reggae. I also love pop music.
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I have long been an admirer of the Numero label. Get me started and I will wax lyrical about the label night and day (just ask my wife). But the focus of my affection

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Missiles of October – Better Days

Missiles of October – Better Days

Gary Carson September 17, 2017 0

The music of Missiles of October is rough, its the musical equivalent of the feeling you get when you wake up in the morning and you burp and you taste a mix of the kebab and

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Album Review: Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life

Album Review: Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life

Aoife Burke September 9, 2017 2

Wolf Alice are – in a word – unpredictable. Originally pinned as 21st century grunge, they proved such labels redundant on their masterful debut album My Love is Cool; flitting seamlessly from shoegaze to

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Nat King Cole & Me, the perfect Christmas present?

Nat King Cole & Me, the perfect Christmas present?

Vanguard Online September 8, 2017 0

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Gregory Porter does what he says and sings the songs of Nat King Cole. And wow, what a rich voice he has, a voice that is perfectly set against an orchestral arrangement of strings

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Stories of the night, glitz, glamour and intrigue

Stories of the night, glitz, glamour and intrigue

Vanguard Online September 7, 2017 0

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Its a late night vibe, a slow sexy pace that’s developed by Tony Allen’s instrumental jazz album The Source. Its a night of romance, an evening sat pondering a treatise or a game of cards

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Micah P Hinson – “Presents The Holy Strangers” – a sketched, foxed and faded serigraph from a distant time

Micah P Hinson – “Presents The Holy Strangers” – a sketched, foxed and faded serigraph from a distant time

Ross McGibbon September 6, 2017 0

FULL TIME HOBBY                      8th September 2017 On the evidence of this album, I don’t think Micah P Hinson takes himself too seriously. Not that

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The Dream Syndicate – “How Did I Find Myself Here?”          Letting the days go by with The Dream Syndicate

The Dream Syndicate – “How Did I Find Myself Here?”          Letting the days go by with The Dream Syndicate

Ross McGibbon September 4, 2017 1

ANTI RECORDS 8 September 2017 There is something special about chiming guitars – two guitars weaving and occasional riding rough over each other. There’s plenty of that here and the sound is classic American

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