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Space ‘Blow Up Doll’ – single review"
Space ‘Blow-Up Doll’ (Eighties Vinyl Records) 7″ Ltd Edition Vinyl Available now A ridiculously limited print run of just 250 copies will probably mean that unless you move with the speed of Usain Bolt this 7″ gem will pass you by; that would be a shame…a real shame, apart from (apparently) coming on blow up […]
The Mute Gods announce second studio album ‘…tardigrades will inherit the earth’"
The Mute Gods announce second studio album ‘…tardigrades will inherit the earth’ Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson, Steve Hackett), Roger King (Steve Hackett) and Marco Minnemann (Joe Satriani, Aristocrats) will return as The Mute Gods with their forthcoming second album ‘…tardigrades will inherit the earth’ set for release on the 24th February 2017. Following the release […]
Dead Naked Hippies: Lights Out – single review"
Dead Naked Hippies Lights Out DL Out now Louder than War get a listen to a debut single from Leeds’ Dead Naked Hippies. Dead Naked Hippies unleash debut single ‘Lights Out’, released on December 3rd on all streaming and download platforms. Produced by Matt Peel (Eagulls, Pulled Apart By Horses, Autobahn), ‘Lights Out’ is a first glimpse […]
Action Time Vision: A Story of Independent UK Punk 1976-1979 – Various Artists 4 CD boxed set reviewed"
Album Review Action Time Vision: A Story of Independent UK Punk 1976-1979 – Various Artists (Cherry Red) 4-CD / DL Out 9th December 2016 The very best (and a few of the very worst) Independent UK Punk singles & tracks beautifully compiled. 111 tracks from future heroes and absolute zeroes, but still, arguably the […]
Folk Devils/The Wolfhounds/Vukovar – Preston, The Continental"
There is something really interesting stirring in Preston.
Due to the insane efforts of Rico and also Action Records the small city has a niche for the weird and the wonderful. Rico has been putting on the wonder-bills under the name of Un-Peeled for a couple of years now risking the shirt on his back to prove that alternative culture can still exist beyond the fringes. With merciless promoting he has made it work as well and plans more into 2017 (more info from here). Meanwhile local indie and underground record store Action Records has spent decades selling stuff beyond the fringe and creating micro scene where bands like The Fall are like the Beatles and the Noseflutes could reform like it was the second coming.