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OCEAN AIRS – Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie Goes Deep On New ‘Pearldiving’ Solo Album

The Cocteau Twins are such an iconic band that any release by a former member is always an event. So Pearldiving, the first solo…

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There are few things you can rely on in life so much as a They Might Be Giants album. They come along frequently, BOOK is the…

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CRAZY DIAMONDS – Inca Babies’ Harry Stafford Covers Pink Floyd On New ‘Bone Architecture’ Album Collaboration With Marco Butcher

Cut from the same jagged cloth as The Birthday Party and trash rockers The Cramps – Bone Architecture is a rambunctious new collaboration between…

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SPILLING MORE BEANS – Review Of Beans On Toast’s New Book ‘Foolhardy Folk Tales’

Foolhardy Folk Tales is a new collection of stories by singer-songwriter Jay McAllister, who goes by the name Beans on Toast. The follow up to…

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ACCESS ALL AREAS – TIJ’s Barry Snaith On His Punk Past And New Collaboration With Online ‘Ninja’ and Public Domain Activist Carl Malamud

For 30 years now, Carl Malamud’s been waging a mission to make public information free and accessible. It’s a campaign that’s landed the internet…

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SHORE THINGS – Cold Water Swimmers’ Frontman Chris Bridgett On The Manchester Band’s Debut Album ‘Holiday At The Secret Lake’

They celebrated their first anniversary with a gig in a boxing ring, now pugnacious Manchester trio Cold Water Swimmers are celebrating their third with the…

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OUT OF TIME – REM-Influenced Dupont Circles Release Debut Album 30 Years In The Making

Washington DC psych-indie outfit The Dupont Circles are celebrating the release of what must be one of the longest awaited debut albums in musical…

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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…

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,…

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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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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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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