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Nathan Howdeshell – The Collapse Board Interview

I don’t view music as a competition at all.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 317: Comet Gain (a mini-review)

More broken songs of hope and self-belief played on broken record players.

 Everett True

an interview with The Weekly Volcano about Riot Grrrl

Jason Baxter sent me the following questions as part of his research for an article he was writing for the Tacoma/Olympia alternative weekly, The Weekly Volcano. The article has since been published, under the title Revolution Girl-Style: Then and Now. How did you hear about Morgan And The Organ Donors and Weird TV? Do you make […]

 Everett True

Everett True in the UK, part one – Southampton

“Most music critics are reading other music critics to find out what they should like”

 Everett True

Song of the day – 260: Talulah Gosh (the original interview)

“Each time we play live we always repeat the magic words ‘punk rock, punk rock’ to each other just to reminds ourselves why we’re here”

 Everett True

Song of the day – 201: Nico’s Bike

Some wonderful abrasive, melodic stuff with lots of killer muted brass and stomach-wobbling guitar noises from the just-formed Nico’s Bike. Female vocals chastise. Female vocals jiggle, with fire and fury. Female vocals make like there was no need to record a bad song no not never no how. I was tipped off to this splenetic […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 90: Kate Nash (again!)

I vowed not to repeat the same artist twice in this series, let alone two songs from the same album, but… This song is so weird, I have to draw attention to it, however. Despite the comments from various fans on the ‘net (“she’s been listening to Huggy Bear, Lydia Lunch“) (“is Kate Nash trying […]

 Everett True

Spotlight – 15: Kids Love Lies

The ‘Count In My Head’ EP is like everything thrown in together. Brash guitars, synchronised handclaps, “whoa-oh-oh’s” like Kate Nash sings them, chirpy and bouncy and racing along at way too fast a lick – indeed, this is what I like to imagine the State Of The Art sounds like in 2009, although let’s face […]