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Feeder - Tallulah

05.07.2019

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Feeder - Tallulah

It’s album number ten for the Welsh trio and expectations are not high, following 2016’s All Bright Electric and lead singer Grant Nicholas’ solo album.  Neither were terrible but they were unmemorable.  Even after reading the review I wrote three years ago for album nine, I can’t recall any of the music. From the opening track there is no doubt that we are listening to a ‘90s band.  In fact the first song, ‘Youth’, sounds like a reworking of Busted’s ouevre...

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Trembling Bells – The Sovereign Self

26.06.2015

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Trembling Bells – The Sovereign Self

There can be no doubting either the ambition or the eccentricity of Trembling Bells. The Scottish melody-loving, prog-soloing troubadours have just released their fourth album, decorated with portraits of talismanic writers and musicians from Dante to Dennis Potter, and packed with a set of wilfully bizarre and beautiful tracks. Over everything hangs the antic spirit of The Incredible String Band and Mike Heron, with whom The Bells have recently toured. The ...

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Queen Of Hoxton Rooftop Press Party : Las Mexicanas

Queen Of Hoxton Rooftop Press Party :…

Hello, my name's Steven but some also know me as Captain Stavros. This past Wednesday however everyone at the Queen Of Hoxton's rooftop press party knew me as, 'hey, you're that guy that lost every...

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Tempertwig - Fake Nostalgia : An Anthology Of Broken Stuff

Tempertwig - Fake Nostalgia : An Anthology Of Broken Stuff

Growing up in ‘90s Dublin, it was impossible for anyone with an interest in music to avoid Whipping Boy. They signed to Columbia Records even though they had a sin...

Men In Metal - Let The Soul Spread Its Wings

Men In Metal - Let The Soul Spread Its Wings

You can always rely on Finland’s Inverse Records to bring you the most unique shades of heavy metal. Мужчины в металле (Men In Metal) are a Russian power metal ban...

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Joan As Policewoman - Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin

Joan As Policewoman - Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin

It’s the first night of Joan As Policewoman’s Irish tour.  In the gentile surroundings of Dublin’s historic Liberty Hall various cups of tea are scattered about between a baby grand, a Fender Twin amp and a mysterious,...

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Physical Format-20190717

Physical Format-20190717

  Whenyoung have The Cranberries amongst their influences, so that's already got me wary. 'Never Let Go' brings Runrig to mind. As well as Eurovision. Lighters-in-the-air sta...

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Physical Format-20190710

It appears I spoke too soon regarding the number of weeks left of this column as the May box arrived through my door yesterday (May 28th) so two more lots of waffle after th...