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The heart of The Wolfmen’s second album is the end result of a number of fruitful sessions done back in 2010 with the Dandy Warhols’s Courtney Taylor-Taylor. There is nothing new here: it’s a rock standard rock and roll album. … Continue reading

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Ear Pwr – Ear Pwr

Sometimes your read something and let out a pfff. Paperwork, bills, shit prose, words too hard to enunciate. Like ‘Pwr’… pfff. Pwr lacks vowels. Try it. Pwr. It’s like a baby blowing meaningless sounds. Annoying. Not babies blowing words. That’s … Continue reading

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Seasick Steve – You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

A downright scrappy looking fella of 70, Seasick Steve is the kind of cool I like, namely the no-thrills I-am-what-I-am, and if that’s cool, then cool it is. He’s got an insouciant aesthetic that is dirt-hip, a fascinating life behind … Continue reading

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Athletes in Paris – coming to a house party near you

Having found the business of dishing out flyers in a former life as the band Djanglearbra not as effective as they would like the business of marketing to be, Athletes in Paris struck upon a novel way of bringing their … Continue reading

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Weaving a project of their own

Perhaps it’ll be three members of the Woven Project one evening, and the next time maybe it’ll be somewhat of a duet or even a full-on seven-piece ensemble in attendance. That variety and malleability gives the music collective a unique … Continue reading

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Badly Drawn Boy – It’s What I’m Thinking: Part 1 – Photographing Snowflakes

Since writing the soundtrack to Caroline Aherne’s film The Fattest Man In Britain last year, our favourite tea cosy, beard wearing Mercury Prize-winning singer/songwriter has been experiencing a period of abundant creativity that has resulted in a new collection of … Continue reading

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A dog, some cash, foot hair and music

Foot Hair are a five-man punk metal band with song titles that are blatantly hostile. Casual Rape, Miserable Faggot, and Harlequin Baby to name a few are patently shocking when read verbatim. What is it we presume from just that? … Continue reading

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Prince Rama – Shadow Temple

Prince Rama, a three-piece psychedelic new-age outfit, are a spectacularly and unashamedly neo-hippy band who make music that can only be described as both a homage to and remix of ritualistic communal chants, evocative of soothing and enchanting mantras commonly … Continue reading

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Nadine Shah – New Talent

Her candour is charming: “I played a gig last night with Sting’s daughter Coco. It was a really sterile event, not so much a music gig, more a clinical posh event in a hotel. But they had a free bar, … Continue reading

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George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue

The cool, sexy, cheeky, and tickling epic Rhapsody in Blue is a tour de force of musical composition, taking aspects of jazz and classical frameworks and sculpting them into a most wondrous and harmonious odyssey. George Gershwin’s mastery in this … Continue reading

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