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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 […]

 Alexis Late

The Julie Ruin – Hit Reset (Hardly Art)

The Julie Ruin – Hit Reset (Hardly Art)

By Alexis Late Sometimes I don’t feel like being challenged by music. I want to escape into the wistful longing of Frankie Cosmos, or swim in the gentle heartbreak of Waxahatchee. I close my eyes and wallow in the miserable beauty that infuses in me like a mellowing tea. Each song is a sliver of […]

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Ardent Mythology: Following The Libertines

Ardent Mythology: Following The Libertines

By Alexis Late A lot of well-worshipped musicians tend to have a web of mythology encompassing them. Sometimes it’s created by scandal loving press and is, not surprisingly, flawed or exaggerated; sometimes it’s unearthed by fans through intimate obsession, or woven by the artists themselves, as they make their manifestos public. The Libertines were a […]

 Everett True

It’s a thin line, pt2 | Are there actually any great bands that have returned greater than ever?

It’s a thin line, pt2 | Are there actually any great bands that have returned greater than ever?

Remember this line? It’s thin. Well. You thought it was thin, but actually it’s even thinner than that. So thin, in fact, that there’s no point placing a visual representation of it because the naked eye cannot see it. So we’ll have to make do with this one. A representation of the original thin line. Anyway. […]

 Everett True

It’s a thin line | Bands that should never have reformed vs Great bands that have returned great

It’s a thin line | Bands that should never have reformed vs Great bands that have returned great

Here’s the line. It’s thin. Above it we find bands like Mission Of Burma, The Go-Betweens and Sleater-Kinney. (Wire are momentarily disqualified for not really splitting.) Below it, we find bands like The Sex Pistols, Pixies and Swervedriver. Like this. Got the idea? Good. Now we move on to a more extended pie chart. As Lucy Cage […]

 Everett True

Why do you like Sleater-Kinney?

Why do you like Sleater-Kinney?

Methinks thou dost project too much. Because Janet Weiss is their drummer. She is good. Live she is very good. I don’t think I’ve ever heard them, so right there they’re better than most bands I’ve heard. I’ll never forget the first time I heard this song. Was just listening to The Hot Rock. I […]

 Everett True

Everett True and his 40 favourite songs of 2014

Everett True and his 40 favourite songs of 2014

This year stuttered in bits and firsts. Music is the healer. Here are the songs. The Aquadolls – Wander It’s knowing that passion can be full-tilt and consuming. It’s about Shadow Morton and Ellis Greenwich and 2014. It’s a love for the same love for that a ton of other folk show a love for but […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 73. Sleater-Kinney

The return of Everett True | 73. Sleater-Kinney

So how does Everett True feel about the news Sleater-Kinney has reformed, you may be asking yourself. 1. Everett True does not like the idea of bands – especially bands rooted in righteous fire and energy – getting back together, per se. Often, Everett True feels, the motivating factor is lack of inspiration, drive or money. […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 598: Dogtower

Song of the day – 598: Dogtower

Sleater-Kinney with a sense of humour but no loss of girl-girl power

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Playing Fair

I would never treat my guitar like I treat my boyfriends. It means more to me than that.