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phil-newall

Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

Indie Daze 2 Festival announces line up inc The Wonderstuff, Wedding Present, PWEI, The Primitives and more…

Indie Daze 2 Festival announces line up inc The Wonderstuff, Wedding Present, PWEI, The Primitives and more… Indie Daze 2 Festival ft. The Wonderstuff, Wedding Present, PWEI, The Primitives and more… Indie Daze is a brand new one-day indoor festival [...]

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Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life announce UK tour dates…

Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life announce UK tour dates… From being a co-founder and vocalist of Crass to work with Conflict, Schwartzeneggar, Stratford Mercenaries, Current 93, and Paranoid Visions; to being a published author and occasional raconteur, to being an [...]

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Liverpool Sound City unveils The Vaccines as Third Headliner…

Liverpool Sound City unveils The Vaccines as Third Headliner… Sound City – The UK’s biggest city festival have announced their Friday night closing act and first wave of the full bill… Indie rock darlings The Vaccines have been named as [...]

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On Trial UK ‘The Reward Network’ – album review

On Trial UK ‘The Reward Network’ (Headcheck Records) CD/DL Available now Debut album from the Reading based punk four piece – was released just prior to Christmas 2014, but somehow was overlooked; when you look at the cover art it’s [...]

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Win the entire vinyl output of Optic Nerve Recorings inc PWEI, House Of Love, Girls At Our Best…

Win the entire vinyl output of Optic Nerve Recordings inc PWEI, House Of Love, Girls At Our Best… We recently ran a feature with Ian head of vinyl reissue label Optic Nerve Recordings; Ian discussed the setting up of the [...]

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