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The Long Read: Confessions Of An English Music-Pirate

The Long Read: Confessions Of An English Music-Pirate

By Paul Rayson UK Consumers Of Illegal Online Music On The Decrease runs the headline from 18 September in M Magazine, which is published by PRS for Music Limited, the UK music copyright collective. Whatever. Personally, I’ll never know why more people don’t have supermassive music collections. You can illegally download hundreds of thousands of […]

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Neurosis + DISPOSSESSED @ Triffid,16.02.2017

Neurosis + DISPOSSESSED @ Triffid,16.02.2017

By Tom McCall California’s Neurosis have spent the last 30 years delivering some of the most confronting and boundary-defying metal of any era. Having been a fan for several years and knowing their reputation for notoriously intense live shows, there was no way I was going to miss this performance, especially with Sydney’s DISPOSSESSED in […]

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The Year I Officially Became The Bride of Jesus: How and Why I Cried My Eyes Out Watching Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

The Year I Officially Became The Bride of Jesus: How and Why I Cried My Eyes Out Watching Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

By Darcy Rhodes After not cutting my hair for a year, I started hearing that I looked like Nick Cave. These comparisons only became more frequent when I began singing in a baritone. When I started dating a girl whose family idolised the man, the comment became a compliment. Last year when Nick Cave’s son […]

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Solange – A Seat At The Table (Columbia Records)

Solange – A Seat At The Table (Columbia Records)

By Lizzie Irwin A Seat At The Table, Solange’s third album is a bittersweet diary of black existence in 2016. It’s soulful R&B is relatively minimalistic when compared with the already sleekly (Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange) produced 2012 True EP. The production is delicate but the messages are heavy-handed, stirring and vital in a […]

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Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition (Warp)

Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition (Warp)

By Lizzie Irwin Danny Brown sounds like no other rapper from his hometown Detroit, fuck, he sounds like no other rapper, period. And when Danny Brown reveals he’s releasing an album called Atrocity Exhibition (which takes its namesake from a Joy Division song/J.G Ballard novel of the same name) on Warp Records – the same […]

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“I Just Want To Stay Excited”: An Interview with the Goon Sax

“I Just Want To Stay Excited”: An Interview with the Goon Sax

By Hayley Scott. “I want people to think about me”, sings a wistful Louis Forster on the title track of The Goon Sax’s candidly self-deprecating LP, Up To Anything. The album deals in subjects that pertain to certain kind of world-weary adolescence that’s never cynical nor maudlin. Instead, it’s presented with a wide-eyed excitement that […]

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Live! – Belly @ Ritz, Manchester, 17 July 2016

Live! – Belly @ Ritz, Manchester, 17 July 2016

Reprinted with permission from Toby Goodwin of musicgigsnthings. It was over twenty-three years ago that I first saw Belly live. To be exact it was Saturday 13th February 1993. At Wulfrun Hall in Wolverhampton. The Cranberries were also on the bill. I’ve still got the ticket and more importantly, the t-shirt I bought at the […]

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Live! Skating Polly @ Moon Club Cardiff, Wed 15th June 2016

Live! Skating Polly @ Moon Club Cardiff, Wed 15th June 2016

Words and photos by Toby Goodwin. Reprinted with permission from Musicgigsnthings. Skating Polly’s first performance was at a family Halloween party in 2009. Well they were only 9 and 14 at the time. Now in 2016, after supporting Babes In Toyland last year and with the recent release of their fourth album “The Big Fit”, […]

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Hinds + The Creases + Tempura Nights @ The Foundry, 07.05.2016

Hinds + The Creases + Tempura Nights @ The Foundry, 07.05.2016

By Sebastian Keim Tempura Nights start out like a band born in an era when reverb was cheap – simple three chords patterns and a haze of guitar recalling the early days of Best Coast, Wavves and all those other bands that have faded in my memory like the faded polaroids of Californian beach scenes […]

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The Stranglers @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne, 20.04.2016

The Stranglers @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne, 20.04.2016

By Venita Munir It’s been over a decade since I last saw legendary punk outfit The Stranglers play, so it’s with keen interest that I rock up at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel to see them in their most recent incarnation. The gig is a sell-out, the crowd mainly middle-aged men. I wonder how many used to […]

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