Deputy Editor Iain Dalgleish looks at communal listening, then and now, as Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties steal the headlines and hog the social media trending during COVID-19 lockdown. So much changed, within a generation. My teens were spent poring over every word in the music press, watching triumphantly as the occasional band I loved managed […]

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“We never did get to set the world alight, but we got as far as striking the match.” – Pete Fijalkowski, Adorable. With hindsight, what an absolute mindfuck it must have been for anyone lucky enough to kick around on the roster of the legendary Creation Records in the early 1990s. Forget how things turned […]

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In exactly 14 days time, the unpredictable and explosive King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard will release Fishing For Fishies, their 14th record to date, since their 2012 debut LP, 12 Bar Bruise. Fourteen records in seven years might sound incomprehensible, but then so does putting out five albums over the course of one single […]

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When you think of the hidden entertainment gems in Bournemouth inevitably you talk of Chaplin’s/Cellar Bar; if you haven’t been before I hope this article convinces you. The upstairs is delicately decorated restaurant and bar dedicated to the legendary silent movie hero, then walking through you are led to the award-winning beer garden and then […]

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