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RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL – ‘Song of Co-Aklan’ Sees Microdisney’s Cathal Coughlan Back With A Vengeance On His First Solo Album In 10 Years

Cathal Coughlan has always been one of rock’s outliers. Operating from the fringes, he’s been a wry and frequently abrasive commentator on society and…

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METAL MACHINE MUSIC – Sophomore Album ‘On All Fours’ Sees Goat Girl Embracing Electronics

They’re a curious bunch, this Goat Girl band. Named after US comic Bill Hick’s randy Pan-like alter-ego Goat Boy, they’ve adopted their own Punk-ish,…

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THE OLD MAN’S BACK AGAIN – Fatima Mansions’ Cathal Coughlan On Politics, The Pandemic And ‘Song Of Co-Aklan’ His First Album In 10 Years

Carving out a reputation as one of indie’s most challenging and erudite lyricists with Microdisney in the ’80s, Cathal Coughlan went and did it all again in…

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EVER HAD THE FEELING YOU’VE BEEN TREATED? Slumdog Director Danny Boyle Signs On To Helm New Sex Pistols TV Series

Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle is to direct a new TV drama, based on the autobiography of Sex Pistols‘ guitarist Steve Jones. Starring Toby Wallace (Babyteeth, Acute…

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FIVE YEARS – Duran Duran, Billy Corgan and Ian Hunter To Appear At ‘Just For One Day’ – A Star-Studded Streaming Concert Marking The Fifth Anniversary Of David Bowie’s Passing

Anna Calvi, Duran Duran and Yungblud are among the latest artists to be added to the stellar bill of a live streaming show celebrating the…

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READ ALL ABOUT IT – New Book Tells The Story Of The Front Page, The Tiny Nightclub That Brought Legendary Live Music To Carlisle

A Few months ago I reviewed a book by Paul Talling which heralded London’s Lost Music Venues. An exercise in nostalgia, Talling’s work also underlined…

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CONCEPTUAL ART – Professor And The Madman Resurrect Prog-Rock On New Album ‘Seance’

Professor and the Madman are not a band you could accuse of lacking ambition. Seance, their fourth album and second to feature the much…

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CONJURING THE SPIRIT OF THE PAST- Professor And The Madman’s Sean Elliott On The Quartet’s New 1970s-Inspired Concept Album ‘Seance’

Though mostly written and recorded before the waking nightmare we’ve come to know as 2020, Professor and the Madman’s new album seems oddly prescient….

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PHARMAGEDDON – Paranoid Visions’ Peter Jones On Anarchy, Irish Punk And COVID-19

Ireland’s longest running punk band, Paranoid Visions formed in Dublin in 1981.

Heavily influenced by UK anarcho-punks like Crass and Flux of Pink Indians – they operate outside the mainstream music industry, releasing music under their own label FOAD (Fuck Off And Die).

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GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN – Review of ‘London’s Lost Music Venues’ by Paul Talling

If you’re the sort of person who treasures tickets stubs and T-shirts from treasured gigs, then Paul Talling’s London’s Lost Music Venues could be the book for you.

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS – Review of Savages’ Singer Jehnny Beth’s Debut Solo Album ‘To Love is To Live’

With Savages ‘on a break’, frontwoman Jehnny Beth returns with her long-awaited debut solo album. Eclectic, but knitted together with familar lyrical themes and…

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MODESTY BLAISE – Little Big Head Duncan Reid On The Boys, The Birth Of Punk And Latest Album ‘Don’t Blame Yourself’

As bassist and co-singer with The Boys, Duncan ‘Kid’ Reid was at the heart of the late ’70s punk explosion.

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SULTAN OF SWING – Ohio Rocker Lizard McGee Tees Up Appearance On ABC’s Extreme Golf Show ‘Holey Moley’

Until recently the game of golf was not considered the sport of choice of your average underground rocker. Roughly on a par with crotchet…

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HEROINE CHIC – Savages’ Jehnny Beth Shares DIY Video For New Solo Single

Never one to let the small matter of a global pandemic slow her down, Savages‘ frontwoman Jehnny Beth just shared a dramatic DIY video…

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PLANET OEUF – Lancaster’s Lovely Eggs On How Rampant Consumerism And The Mars Mission Influenced New Album ‘I Am Moron’

A university city in the North West of England, Lancaster offers woodland walks, 19th century prison cells and views of the River Lune. It’s…

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ALONE AGAIN OR – Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli Flies Solo On New Album Random Desire

As he enters the latter part of his career Afghan Whigs’ mainman Greg Dulli seems to be tapping into a rich vein of creativity.

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BY THE SWORD – Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe Teams With Emmanuelle Seigner And The Limiñanas On New Psych-Garage Outfit L’Epee

Anton Newcombe collaborations are never less than interesting, so hearing he was working with Emmanuelle Seigner, I was naturally intrigued. A teenage muse of…

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FABLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION – NYC’s The 1865 Evoke The Past To Shine A Light On The Dark Underbelly Of Trump’s America

If there’s any succour for those feeling demoralised and disenfranchised by the current state of world politics, it’s the revival of a fierce musical…

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GOOD GOOD NIGHT – Babybird Live And Hilarious At London’s 100 Club

A first proper album in 21 years, deserves a proper tour and so EP’s Matt Catchpole (Words) and Sam Wells (Pictures) find themselves in…

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BEAST OF STEPHEN – Babybird’s Stephen Jones On Being Drawn To The Dark Side, Johnny Depp and New LP ‘Photosynthesis’

Heard of Trucker, The Arthritis Kid, Outsider, Deluder? How about Black Reindeer, The Great Sadness, or Death of the Neighbourhood? Nope? Well it might…

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