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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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THICK AS THIEVES – From The Jam’s Bruce Foxton On Weller, Buckler And Reviving ‘Setting Sons’ For A 40th Anniversary Tour

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the best part of half a century, you’ll know Bruce Foxton as one-third of one of the best bands Britain has ever produced.

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JOBSON’S CHOICE – The Skids’ Frontman Discusses His Life, Music And Upcoming Warts ‘n’ All ‘Evening With…’ Acoustic Tour

If ever there’s a walking embodiment of punk’s have-a-go attitude, it’s Richard Jobson. Exploding out of gang-ridden working class Fife in the late 1970s,…

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BAD MEN RISING – Protest Singer and Occupy Activist Tom Moriarty On Britain, Brexit and The Battle Against Injustice

Neither Boris Johnson nor Jeremy Corbyn can save Britain from the divisive mess of Brexit – that’s the view of up and coming protest…

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MOVING OUT IN ALL DIRECTIONS – Ummagma Cross New Frontiers On Third Album ‘Compass’

Vocalist Shauna McLarnon and multi-instrumentalist  Alexander Kretov could not have hit upon a more apposite title for their third album. Compass sees the Ummagma duo…

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ALL’S FUR IN LOVE AND WAR – M1nk Serve Up A Seductive Noir Thriller Tinged With Berlin Decadence

Anglo-Greek duo Erika Bach and Barry Snaith’s debut album is an unflinching exploration of the dark side of desire. It comes as no surprise…

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CHAOS THEORY – Guitar Supremo Michael Ciravolo On Beauty In Chaos – The All Star Musical Collaboration Which Spawned ‘Finding Beauty In Chaos’ And New Re-Mix Album ‘Beauty Re-Envisioned’

Born of frustration at the lack of space his guitar parts were getting on the last Human Drama record, Michael Ciravolo‘s Beauty In Chaos started as a…

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SHEFFIELD STEEL – Richard Hawley Puts Pedal To The Metal On New Album ‘Further’

Ever since his Mercury Music Prize nominated Coles Corner, Richard Hawley has become known for beautifully crafted songs as warm and comfortable as old…

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