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‘Exploded View’ – Exploded View

‘Exploded View’ – Exploded View

Garry Stitchell August 17, 2016 0

It’s 2016. According to social media and the TV news, if you still watch such a thing, the United States is in decline. Growing inequality, live streamed police shootings, a grotesque Presidential campaign that

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Dog Chocolate – Snack Fans

Dog Chocolate – Snack Fans

Ross McGibbon March 16, 2016 1

UPSET THE RHYTHM      18.3.16 Most of these songs are less than two minutes long, the singers squeal and stumble, the guitars are a wall of fuzz and simple melody patterns – picked one note

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Imaginary People – ‘Dead Letterbox’

Imaginary People – ‘Dead Letterbox’

Jenny Dalton November 22, 2015 0

Imaginary People Dead Letterbox Released November 20th 2015 on Five Five Diamonds “…a sensational, unrelenting piece of guitar music… this is crisp, pulse-quickening fare.” – Clash Often, when something is lauded as spanning multiple

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‘The Agent Intellect’ – Protomartyr

‘The Agent Intellect’ – Protomartyr

Garry Stitchell October 13, 2015 0

Detroit collective release their third album in 3 years About a minute into the track ‘Uncle Mother’, something happens which perfectly crystallises the sound and feel of this album. As a relatively straight-ahead rock

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Shopping – Why Choose?

Shopping – Why Choose?

Ross McGibbon September 30, 2015 0

FAT CAT RECORDS     2nd October 2015 Rush in fast, get the job done and run out, leaving them gasping. That’s Shopping for you. A three-piece; simple, fast, exciting. From the rumbling bass to the

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Nova Heart – Nova Heart

Nova Heart – Nova Heart

Ross McGibbon September 30, 2015 0

FAKELOVEMUSIC      2nd October 2015 This couldn’t possibly be any more European / British New Romantic cum Post-Punk – but it comes from China. Chock full of retro synth sounds, guitar effects and moody alienation,

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Ought – Sun Coming Down

Ought – Sun Coming Down

Denis Browne September 19, 2015 0

Released on Constellation Records Available Now Ought’s 2nd studio album, Sun Coming Down, showcases a band growing into their already impressive talents, and then taking those talents in an even more experimental direction. On

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‘A Thousand Hands’ – Sextile

‘A Thousand Hands’ – Sextile

Garry Stitchell August 20, 2015 0

My name is Garry and I am addicted to conspiracy theories. I often listen to the borderline bonkers Higherside Chats podcast, I check disinfo.com before I read the BBC news website, I’ve read the

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Sherwood at the Controls makes case for On-U greatness

Sherwood at the Controls makes case for On-U greatness

James MacLaren June 24, 2015 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.
James MacLaren

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  One of my primary musical obsessions, which I have nurtured since my teens in the 80s is the production of Adrian Sherwood – especially those on his label, On-U Sound, and those in

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