The Kinks Announce 50th Anniversary Release of ‘Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire’

Without doubt, the Kinks’ 7th studio album is one of the greatest rock albums ever made, a near perfect example of Ray Davies’ incredible storytelling ability in what was an innovation in 1969: a concept album. It’s also poignant that a record based on thestory of emigrating from the UK around its potential to enter the Common Market should hit its 50th anniversary right now. With Brexit on the horizon, the themes of ‘Arthur’ ring alarmingly familiar.

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It’s Pancake Day! It’s Pancake Day! It’s A New Single From John Dredge And The Plinths

John Dredge And The Plinths seem to like making their pancakes from batter, if the video for their latest single, ‘Pancake Day’ (appropriately set for release this coming Tuesday), is anything to go by. With their customary humour and 60s/Northern Style vocals, John is seen wielding a frying pan in an otherwise empty room, making semaphore like movements, alternating wih various facial expressions.

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STIR OF ECHOES – ‘The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society’ Evokes An Arcadian Vision Of A Vanishing England

One the few bright spots In an Autumn dominated by knife crime, lousy weather and the endless, wearying, machinations of Brexit, was the news that The Kinks had finally gone gold with The Village Green Preservation Society.

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The Kinks Release Previously Unreleased Track ‘Time Song’ And Announce ‘Are The Village Green Preservation Society’ 50th Anniversary Edition

The Kinks will release a 50th Anniversary Edition of one of the greatest British rock albums of all time ‘The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society’ on BMG October 26th.

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STILL HUNGRY – Colin Blunstone Back In UK For Solo Live Dates Ahead Of New Zombies Spring Tour

When EP last spoke to Colin Blunstone he was preparing to head out with The Zombies on a world tour marking the 50th anniversary of their…

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We Mourn The Passing Of Jim Rodford, Legendary Bass Player With The Zombies, The Kinks, And Argent

Jim Rodford, legendary British bass player with The Zombies, The Kinks and Argent, passed away this morning at his home in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.

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WHEN LOVE RUNS HIGH – Zombies In Triumphant 50th Anniversary Performance of Odessey and Oracle

  In June 1967 five musicians went into London’s Abbey Road studios to record The Zombies‘ second album Odessey and Oracle. Though not a…

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URBAN SPACEMAN – Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Newcombe To Lead Pure Phase Ensemble

Anton Newcombe is responding to a question about the 2004 documentary Dig! which contrasted the fortunes of his band, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, with that of friend and collaborator Courtney Taylor-Taylor’s group The Dandy Warhols.

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Drewford Alabama Feat. The Lost Brothers – ‘I Go To Sleep’

At the start of 2015 Jamie Morrison, best known for his work with Noisettes and Stereophonics, presented to the world the fascinating story of Drewford Alabama.

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FACT OR FICTION? – Fictonian Examines The Truth Of Desire

Review of new Fictonian album Desire Lines

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Introducing: The Scintillas

Hailing from Epsom in the Surrey Downs, The Scintillas are a quartet you wouldn’t expect to find in leafy suburbia.

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