A little biography is in order; Modern Nature is a coterie of collaborators based around Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting), Will Young (Beak>) and Aaron Neveu (Woods), expanded on this initial outing by the cello of Rupert Gillett and saxophone of Jeff Tobias. The seemingly untimely demise of the acclaimed Ultimate Painting has been a catalyst […]

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After 7 albums under his belt as a solo musician and 2 decades of touring, Frank Turner set about writing this autobiographical styled memoir based around 36 of his songs focusing on a chapter per song. Frank is a natural poet, raconteur and entertainer so it’s little surprise that this book is well written, honest, […]

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A Sixty Million Postcards south coast double-header is always something to look forward to. Although free-entry café bar nights risk disappointment, there was plenty of promise about this strong Thursday night billing courtesy of We Broke Free.     Bournemouth band Cherry Lotus saw proceedings underway, with the encouragement of a decent-sized local following. It’s […]

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Having just dropped evocative charity single ‘One In Five’ commentating on the current justice statistics of sexual assault on women and with their new EP release just around the corner we had to have a chat with singer and guitarist Zac to find out more about Irelands’ latest post-punk release. Hey Munky! Thanks for making […]

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‘‘One In Five’ is Munky’s unapologetic depiction of ‘the ludicrous nature of victim blaming in the face of modern day rape culture’.’ After their auspicious return from a brief online hiatus, and barely a month after unleashing the phenomenal, psych-infused ‘You Got Male’, Irish lads Munky are presenting yet another facet of themselves with latest […]

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Independent Venue Week 2019 was full of a host of fantastic events but one that particularly caught our eye and later our ears was Pip Blom’s tour. Pip Blom are 4 piece fronted by Pip (who describes Pip Blom as a band and not her project) from The Netherlands who play punchy indie pop. With […]

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‘‘Lemons’ continues [No Violet’s] math-rock assault on the indie scene, an assault they’ll only let us up from when they’re ready.’ Unfortunately, far too often advance releases for reviews drop in the Underscore Part 3 inbox from bands on the beginnings of their journey and we end up listening with disappointment wishing subsequent releases were […]

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