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 Lee Adcock

NOTS – Cosmetic (Goner): The Analytic Approach

NOTS – Cosmetic (Goner): The Analytic Approach

“No novelty”, shouts Natalie Hoffman, lead singer and guitarist of Memphis punk band Nots, on their sophomore record Cosmetic. It’s one of the last tracks on the record, but it’s the one to reference in case someone wants to point out that this gang of four is “an all-girl band”. Carrie Brownstein has often stressed […]

 Hannah Golightly

SOTD #719 – Skating Polly

SOTD #719 – Skating Polly

When I heard ‘Perfume For Now’, I took to Twitter with the words “Song of the year in February? Maybe.” Angered girlish squeals and powerful raging screamed words spat out in the direction of the lyrics’ target. “Frying slowly in butter and fate / Take it take it take it take it- it’s a hunt.” […]

 Lee Adcock

The Worst in Music of 2015

The Worst in Music of 2015

The name “Viet Cong” So this year, we watched as a band named after an off-hand racist comment rose on the charts. They’ll no doubt crop up on bunches of more positive lists this month, even after colleges like Oberlin barred them from playing. Sang Nguyen, a writer at Impose and also a second-generation Vietnamese-American, […]

 Hannah Golightly

Hannah Golightly meets ILL, Pt. 1: Naughty nurses and excessive breasts

Hannah Golightly meets ILL, Pt. 1: Naughty nurses and excessive breasts

Photo by Hannah Golightly. Transcribed by Hannah Golightly and Lee Adcock I’ve been ill in bed off and on for weeks and I had to be given a lift to the train station which is a ten minute walk from my house, but illness was not going to stop me from interviewing Manchester band of […]

 Everett True

Montage of Heck | “undercooked and over-thought”

Montage of Heck | “undercooked and over-thought”

By Alexandra Duguid Since the suicide of Kurt Cobain in 1994, he and his band have always been mystified, covered in conspiracy, touted and disparaged. With exciting new footage, audio and illustrations of and created by Cobain, film maker Brett Morgen’s Montage Of Heck promised a demystifying of the Great Cobain Myth. The film explores […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 150. The Vanilla Milkshakes

The return of Everett True | 150. The Vanilla Milkshakes

Here’s how it works. Grab my attention, and I’ll listen. Ten seconds, that’s normally all I need. How to grab my attention? I couldn’t say, and even if I could say I wouldn’t say cos that’d just be dumb and then there would just be some other whole new way of grabbing my attention in […]

 Everett True

Kurt Cobain died 21 years ago – so here are 21 of his best songs (with actual songs attached)

Kurt Cobain died 21 years ago – so here are 21 of his best songs (with actual songs attached)

I love livenirvana.com sometimes. Many thanks to John George, and also Mattia Cuda, for filling in the blanks. I’ve altered a couple of suggestions to make it work. 1. That one most people know if they know more than one Nirvana song 2. That one that ‘changed the world’ (NOTE: ought to place this lower down […]

 Everett True

Kurt Cobain died 21 years ago – so here are 21 of his best songs

Kurt Cobain died 21 years ago – so here are 21 of his best songs

1. That one most people know if they know more than one Nirvana song 2. That one that ‘changed the world’ (NOTE: ought to place this lower down the list) 3. Some obscure one from In Utero to show we know our stuff 4. Some even obscurer one from the ‘rarities’ box set to placate the […]

 Everett True

What I did last night instead of seeing Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks play live

What I did last night instead of seeing Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks play live

I watched a few episodes from season 3 of The West Wing and thought, not for the first time, this is the cast of Friends moved to the White House. I wondered whether there was even the remotest possibility Stephen and his band could be even a 10th as good as this cover version would indicate – and […]

 Everett True

What I did tonight instead of seeing Foo Fighters play live

What I did tonight instead of seeing Foo Fighters play live

First, I do not believe a bad live review affects a band’s sales or reputation. Certainly not a band the size of Foo Fighters, able to play Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium (capacity 52, 500). If anything, a bad review helps shore up the fans – they can unite in their condemnation of the idiot fuckhead’s opinion, possibly […]

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