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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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POTTERY – “WELCOME TO BOBBY’S MOTEL” – shift those feet, people!

POTTERY – “WELCOME TO BOBBY’S MOTEL” – shift those feet, people!

Ross McGibbon June 22, 2020 0

PARTISAN RECORDS      26th JUNE, 2020 Fantastically mixed bag of styles, veering from jangly indie funk to Devo weirdness to Talking Heads to Krautrock. You’ll have found it hard to miss the single, Texas Drums

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Roy Ayers is back

Roy Ayers is back

Vanguard Online June 15, 2020 1

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Roy Ayers is a legend of 1970s American soul. His signature tune is ‘Everybody Loves the Sunshine’. My personal experience of Roy Ayers’ work came through the play he got on Giles Peterson’s WorldWide

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Ten years ago, on Vanguard Online

Ten years ago, on Vanguard Online

Vanguard Online June 13, 2020 2

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Ten years ago on Vanguard Online we were going a bit Duke Special bonkers. We reviewed one of his albums, interviewed him twice in the space of a month and reviewed a show of

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Hinds – “The Prettiest Curse” – is more great pop from the Madrid all-female band

Hinds – “The Prettiest Curse” – is more great pop from the Madrid all-female band

Ross McGibbon June 6, 2020 0

LUCKY NUMBER        5th June 2020 This delightfully playful album is what I expected from this Madrid-based band. At the end of 2018, on stage, they were clearly having fun with bite-size chunks of bouncy indie.

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Mark Radcliffe, recently recovered from cancer, writes a folk epic on England in the times of coronavirus

Mark Radcliffe, recently recovered from cancer, writes a folk epic on England in the times of coronavirus

Vanguard Online May 24, 2020 0

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Mark Radcliffe, Radio 1 DJ, who has recently recovered from cancer, has released an epic sixteen minute song about England under the times of coronavirus. Its an incredibly poetic piece, a brilliant attempt at

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Joe Louis Walker – Blues Comin’ On – classy blues- soul

Joe Louis Walker – Blues Comin’ On – classy blues- soul

Ross McGibbon May 21, 2020 0

Cleopatra Records 5th June 2020 I gave this a listen on the strength of the guests – Keb’ Mo’, Albert Lee (both Blues royalty), Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna) and, erm, Charlie Harper from the

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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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