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Nest Egg – “Dislocation” – a slice of psych Krautrock from North Carolina

Nest Egg – “Dislocation” – a slice of psych Krautrock from North Carolina

Ross McGibbon July 6, 2020 0

THE ACID TEST RECORDINGS & LITTLE CLOUD RECORDS 10th July 2020 This begins with that lock-step drum sound that is trademarked to Can but moves into garage distortion and drawling spaced vocals. That beat

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Spice – “Spice”   classic American alternative rock

Spice – “Spice” classic American alternative rock

Ross McGibbon July 6, 2020 0

DAIS RECORDS    17th July 2020 A classic slice of fuzzy emotional underground guitar rock. Elements of garage, fuzz and Fugazi blend with spikey pop-punk and big tunes, while urgency and propulsion characterise most of

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Xibalba – ‘Anos En Infierno’ – perfectly hellish

Xibalba – ‘Anos En Infierno’ – perfectly hellish

Ross McGibbon May 21, 2020 0

SOUTHERN LORD     29th May 2020 Hoarsely shouty vocals buried in a torrent of speeding drums and doomy guitar. Normally the sort of thing I have limited time for but there is something exciting about this

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Guru Guru – “Live In China” – groovy Krautrock’n’roll from veteran hippies

Guru Guru – “Live In China” – groovy Krautrock’n’roll from veteran hippies

Ross McGibbon May 21, 2020 0

OUT NOW Mani Neumeier is the only member left from Guru Guru’s original line-up, yet this is still a collaborative project. He leads from the drums and takes the vocals but then, he has

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Mani Neumeier & Okinawa Friends – ‘Galapagos’ – coral percussion makes for relaxed hippy jamming heaven

Mani Neumeier & Okinawa Friends – ‘Galapagos’ – coral percussion makes for relaxed hippy jamming heaven

Ross McGibbon May 21, 2020 0

Cleopatra Records Mani Neumeier fronts the long-lasting proto-hippy German band, Guru Guru. With fifty years under their belt, a studio album last year and a live album this year, Mani is a busy man,

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Caspar Brotzmann Massaker – “Home” – terrifying ultra-heavy rock trio from the nineties

Caspar Brotzmann Massaker – “Home” – terrifying ultra-heavy rock trio from the nineties

Ross McGibbon April 27, 2020 0

SOUTHERN LORD 17th April 2020 Six months on from the screaming jazz feedback and heavy rock of the early nineties albums, “Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore” / “Koksofen” comes this reissue offering with ever

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Twin Atlantic at Manchester Academy 2

Twin Atlantic at Manchester Academy 2

Holly Mason March 11, 2020 0

All the way from Glasgow, Twin Atlantic head down to Manchester Academy 2 on their 13 date UK tour to display an insane performance of songs from their new album, Power. The 30 minute

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Thumper – a band on fire, damped down by tiny crowd in Leeds

Thumper – a band on fire, damped down by tiny crowd in Leeds

Ross McGibbon February 29, 2020 0

Live at Oporto, Leeds 26th Feb 2020 It has to be noted that Oporto in Leeds is a black hole for bands. Unless they are local, I have never seen their tiny gig room

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The Script at Leeds First Direct Arena Friday 21st February 2020

The Script at Leeds First Direct Arena Friday 21st February 2020

Amy Harrison February 22, 2020 0

The Script performed live at Leeds First Direct Arena on Friday 21st February 2020. Check out their upcoming tour dates here: https://www.thescriptmusic.com/. Photography by Amy Harrison

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PATTI SMITH announces only UK shows for 2020

PATTI SMITH announces only UK shows for 2020

Ross McGibbon February 19, 2020 0

LONDON ROYAL ALBERT HALL – MONDAY 02 NOVEMBER & TUESDAY 03 NOVEMBER Crosstown concerts have announced two shows by PATTI SMITH at LONDON ROYAL ALBERT HALL on MONDAY 02 NOVEMBER and TUESDAY 03 NOVEMBER,

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