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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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The Decemberists @ Hamer Hall, Melbourne, 29.03.2016

The Decemberists @ Hamer Hall, Melbourne, 29.03.2016

By Venita Munir For the second time in a month I find myself ‘down by the water’ for a show at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall, and for the second time in a month, it’s not to see the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. First it was Calexico, now The Decemberists, an indie folk-rock band from Portland, Oregon. Being […]

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The Field – The Follower (Kompakt)

The Field – The Follower (Kompakt)

By Athanasios Lazarou Axel Willner, aka “The Field”, lives in a world where language is not recreational. His latest album The Follower is an album of semiotics; six tracks comprise sixty minutes of minimal techno as traces of communications laced with ambient rhythms – looped and largely unadorned – that are never solved but continually […]

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Beloved Elk – Close (Listen Records)

Beloved Elk – Close (Listen Records)

By Nick Kennedy It’s weird listening to Beloved Elk for me these days, purely because of how formative of a band they are at a personal level. I remember back in the empty band room of the Barley Corn Pub on Johnston Street of all places, watching front-woman Amy Wright dish out intimate, soul-tearing acoustic […]

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A Different Kind of Free: A Review of The Drones’ Feelin Kinda Free (TFS Records)

A Different Kind of Free: A Review of The Drones’ Feelin Kinda Free (TFS Records)

By Alexis Late When I first heard The Drones it was hard to force them into a genre, thank fuck. I mean, are they blues? They’ve covered Blind Willie Johnson and Leadbelly, and songs like ‘The Miller’s Daughter’ are of that tradition, but could be folk too. Are they garage? They can make a racket […]

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The Drones – Feelin Kinda Free (Tropical Fuck Storm Records)

The Drones – Feelin Kinda Free (Tropical Fuck Storm Records)

By Boris van de Legende Trennno rates it 1/5 This is the most shittest piece of shit album I have ever heard! Terrible singer terrible music. Just when you think it can’t get worse the next song plays… Ohhh my god f*** it off triple j The Drones Suck Balls rates it 1/5 0/5! i […]

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Buzzcocks + HITS @ Triffid, 10.03.2016

Buzzcocks + HITS @ Triffid, 10.03.2016

By Tom McCall In the late 1970’s, Buzzcocks, starting with the Spiral Scratch EP, released a series of singles that is nearly unmatched in quality and timelessness in the punk rock canon. Since their reunion over 25 years ago, they have steadily amassed a huge amount of live performances along with the occasional new album.  There […]

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