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NEW THRILLS – The Primitives Release Four-Track 10″ Single Follow-Up To 2014’s Spin-O-Rama Album

The Primitives are back with their first new music since 2014 album Spin-O-Rama. Now signed to Madrid-based Elefant Records, the band have been riding a wave of nostalgia since their 2009 reunion. Released ahead of upcoming UK live dates, New Thrills is a four-track EP, which is packaged in an appropriately retro 10” vinyl maxi-single format. Lead track I’ll Trust The Wind (see video below), bears all the…
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STRAIGHT TO YOU – Bad Seeds’ Best Of…Has Much To Offer Both New Fans And Seasoned Followers

Spanning 30 years of recording, Lovely Creatures is a collection of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds music from their 1984 debut From Her To Eternity to 2013’s 15th studio album Push The Sky Away. Compiled by Cave and longtime Bad Seeds cohort Mick Harvey, the album was scheduled for release in Autumn 2015, but shelved following the death of Cave’s 15-year-old son Arthur…
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PUNCHING ABOVE HIS WEIGHT – Mark Nevin On Bowie, Morrissey And Finding His Voice As A Solo Artist

It’s not often you get to talk to someone who’s had a number one single and double platinum album, had a song covered by David Bowie and who also just happens to be a fully qualified psychotherapist. So it was with some degree of trepidation I picked up the ‘phone to chat with Mark Nevin about his new solo album My Unfashionable Opinion.…
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LET THE G-O-D PROVIDE – Punk Trio Tease Tracks Ahead Of Debut Album

Manchester power trio The G-O-D have given essentiallypop a sneak preview of four tracks ahead of the release of their self-titled debut album. The band, fronted by Dub Sex guitarist Chris Bridgett, showcased the tracks ahead of their upcoming headline show at Salford’s Eagle Inn on 14 October. Something of a Manchester supergroup, the modestly-monikered trio, also feature ex-Fall and Ian Brown band drummer Simon Wolstencroft. Bridgett promised…
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LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE – A.R. Kane’s Rudy Sends A Message To You

Dreampop pioneers A.R. Kane are back with a vengeance with a string of UK and European gigs under their belt and the tantalising prospect of new music on the way. In a funny, frank and ferocious interview, founder member Rudy Tambala  tells Matt Catchpole about the band’s origins, fallout with M/A/R/R/S collaborators Colourbox and his contempt for ‘dumbassmutherfucka’ Brexiteers. You have…
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