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Friends Again – Trapped And Unwrapped – album review

Friends Again - Trapped And Unwrapped Cherry Red 2CD/DL Released 29th November 2019 Expanded 2 disc reissue of the Glasgow pop band's sole album, with a whole raft...

Let’s Rock – the Retro Festival: Southampton – live review

Live Review Let's Rock  Southampton Southampton Common 6th July 2019 Review of the one day 80s Retro festival by second generation Louder Than War writer Lora Canty, with...

Cheekbones (Chkbns) – Autwik LP

St Petersburg’s Cheekbones (Chkbns) release Autwik, a lush, demure debut of outsider pop.

Bad Manners – The Albums 1980-85 – Album Review

Album Review Bad Manners - The Albums 1980-85 Pressure Drop 5CD/DL Released 31st August 2018 Boxset bringing together the five albums released by Ska band Bad Manners during the...

Kid Creole And The Coconuts: Private Waters In The Great Divide/You...

Two albums from Kid Creole And The Coconuts, including the Prince penned hit The Sex Of It

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40 years ago R.E.M. played their first ever gig : our man was there and here is his review

In the early hours of the evening, several hundred people gathered around a collapsing episcopal church, only a short walk away from the university's main entrance.

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Children of the State – Interview

Children of the State
Lily Martin interviews Yorkshire favourites Children of the State, finding out what's in store for their latest release Big Sur, and how COVID-19 is impacting the music industry.

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Manic Street Preachers announce 2 very special shows in Cardiff in December for the NHS

We wanted to do something to show our appreciation, love and respect for the NHS and its amazing brave workers. One free show and one fundraising show seemed the best way for us to express our deep gratitude for all their heroic work.

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Kwaidan – film review

Kwaidan (1964) Director: Masaki Kobayashi Cast: Rentarō Mikuni, Keiko Kishi, Kazuo Nakamura Run time: 183 mins Format: Blu-ray Language: Japanese (with optional...

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Dark Music Days (Myrkir Músíkdagar), Iceland – festival review

Dark Music Days (Myrkir Músíkdagar) Reykjavik, Iceland 26 January to 4 February 2020 Reykjavík's Dark Music Days midwinter festival has...