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GIG REVIEW: Sleaford Mods With Support Liines; The Perfect Working Class Night Out Because It’s Not All That Stereotypically Working Class. The Old Firestation, Bournemouth, 3.5.2019.

When support act Liines announced on the Facebook event the early curfew and therefore their early stage time there’s a level of reluctance to rush down to the venue but when Liines had a healthy sized crowd who were in… Continue Reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: Drahla ‘Useless Coordinates’ A Chaotic But Pleasurable Debut From The Genre Spanning Trio.

‘[‘Useless Coordinates’] is an album without boundaries, an album that every track spans multiple genres whilst feeling very post-modern’ Drahla caught radio attention with their singles ‘Pyramid Estate’ and ‘Stimulus For Living’ which managed to master difficult the territory of… Continue Reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: Johnny Lloyd ‘Next Episode Starts In 15 Minutes’ Former Tribes Front-Man Sets a High Mark For His Debut Solo Long-Player

Tribes former front-man Johnny Lloyd’s first solo album exceeds expectations, it represents a courageous change in direction and builds on earlier exploratory projects. Johnny Lloyd’s debut solo album rewards us with a pure and honest solo acoustic sound, moving with… Continue Reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Steve Lamacq ‘Going Deaf For A Living’; Squint Your Eye, Day-Dream and This Book Could Be Written About Your Alternate Reality.

‘Do we mind that it’s been reissued? Nah, not at all, there’s swathes of fans that are going to love it.’ Nearly 20 years since ‘Going Deaf For A Living’ was originally printed its been dolled up a little with… Continue Reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The End of Suffering. For a Band Built on Fearless Boundary Pushing ‘TEoS’ Pushes The Band Further Than Could have Been Imagined.

‘The End of Suffering is [daring and fearless] but shows a new mature side of the band a side we haven’t seen before.’ Ever since Frank Carter burst onto the music scene in the mid-2000s with Gallows Franks work could… Continue Reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: SOAK ‘Grim Town’; The Confident Concept Album of Self Reflection SOAK Had To Take The Journey To ‘Grim Town’ To Enable Her To Make It.

At 22 Birdie Monds-Watson better known as SOAK has achieved more than many musicians achieve in their whole career becoming one of the youngest ever Mercury Music Prize nominees. It’s 4 years since SOAK’s critically acclaimed debut which although affirming… Continue Reading

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIER & SINGLE REVIEW: The Keep Cats ‘Basement Dreams’; This Is The One, The Single We’ve Been Waiting For The Keep Cats To Write.

‘‘Basement Dreams’ [is] a perfect pop song based around guitars and singalongs.’ Our story with The Keep Cats has been an honest one, one where they’ve had listen to some honest criticism from us but wow it shows how well… Continue Reading