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El Goodo –  Del Shannon plays the Tremeloes while The Beach Boys and The Beatles look on

El Goodo – Del Shannon plays the Tremeloes while The Beach Boys and The Beatles look on

Ross McGibbon June 13, 2018 0

Live at Oporto, Leeds    12th June 2018 I suspect the member of El Goodo meet up weekly at their hideout in the Welsh Valleys and set themselves challenges: “What if Del Shannon sang a

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El Goodo – “By Order of the Moose”   There is plenty of space in the world for well-crafted, beaty pop songs

El Goodo – “By Order of the Moose”   There is plenty of space in the world for well-crafted, beaty pop songs

Ross McGibbon September 1, 2017 0

Strangetown Records                   8th September, 2017 The sixties have never been more present than now (except the actual Sixties, that is). Thankfully this is an idealised Sixties, as opposed to the real decade, which was

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Ette – Homemade Lemonade

Ette – Homemade Lemonade

Ross McGibbon July 20, 2016 0

Olive Grove Records         22 July 2016 Ette, as in Ronettes or Marvelettes, is Carla J Easton’s songs, dressed up in synths, multi-tracked vocals and echo, to capture the essence of big pop. Girl pop.

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Shannon and the Clams Share Creepy Video for ‘It’s Too Late’, Also Coming To The UK

Shannon and the Clams Share Creepy Video for ‘It’s Too Late’, Also Coming To The UK

Garry Stitchell November 6, 2015 0

On appearance and first few listens, California’s Shannon and the Clams struck me as a band who had jumped out of a John Waters movie. Retro-kitsch, a bit loud, maybe garish, possibly really weird

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‘Better Looking Brother’ – Lust For Youth

‘Better Looking Brother’ – Lust For Youth

Garry Stitchell October 1, 2015 0

I have a better looking brother. Looks good in every item of clothing he wears. Has the swagger only a man happy with how good looking he is has. I have seen women nearly

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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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FLY GOLDEN EAGLE – Quartz Bijou

FLY GOLDEN EAGLE – Quartz Bijou

Ross McGibbon July 30, 2015 0

31st July 2015 ATO RECORDS Don’t start at the beginning. Please. The openers made me think of rock eating itself and wonder, in a genre old enough for its bus pass, is it even

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