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Interview: Peter Hughes Jachimiak – one of the people behind the upcoming Mods box set

We talk to Peter Hughes Jachimiak, one of the people who wrote sleeve notes for the upcoming mod boxset.

Blondie: Vinyl Box Set (Capitol/Universal) – album reviews

Blondie (1976) 8/10 Plastic Letters (1978) 9/10 Parallel Lines (1978) 9.5/10 Eat To The Beat (1979) 8/10 Autoamerican (1980) 8/10 The Hunter (1982) 7/10 Reissued, repacked and (mostly) imperious sets...

Spandau Ballet: The Story… – album review(s)

Spandau Ballet: The Story... Single CD and deluxe double CD Out Now Says the press release: ‘The Story...’ is the ultimate Spandau Ballet album … so far." And...

XTC: The Big Express – A Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration – album reappraisal

Dave Jennings takes a fresh look at XTC’s mid-80s classic album, The Big Express.

Year Zero w/ The Damned | TV Smith | The Beat: The Unity Works, Wakefield – live review

Year Zero featuring The Damned, TV Smith, The Beat The Unity Works, Wakefield 11th Oct 2014 Wakefield's Unity Works plays host to a line-up of established and...

Jesus Jones, Doubt Live 2014: Birmingham – live review

Jesus Jones return to tour their Doubt album - Christopher Lloyd enjoys the show but his mum would disapprove.

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2014 – festival and picture review

It's friendly, It's special. The beer's great. Can Fairport's Cropredy Convention live up to it's reputation? idp went to find out.

The Quireboys: Black Eyed Sons – album review

The Quireboys are back with an album to mark their 30th anniversary. Louder Than War's Martin Haslam reviews.

Bernie Torme | Peckham Cowboys: White Lion, Streatham – live review

Equal parts punk and hippy, Bernie Torme is still channeling Hendrix riffs into incendiary live shows. Paul Copland-Gray is transported back in time, witnesses head-banging in Streatham.

Del Amitri | The O’s: The Apollo, Manchester – live review

80s band Del Amitri are currently on a tour of the UK with country twosome The O's. We were down at their Manchester date.

Adam Ant: In depth big interview about new album and Dirk tour news

Adam Ant is back on tour this spring. It’s a run of dates that culminates in a key gig at the Hammersmith Apollo on April 19th where he will play the whole of his classic debut album, Dirk Wears White Sox. John Robb caught up with Adam as he prepared himslef to revisist that album and also move into the future with a a new record.

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