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Getting Re-acquainted: ‘Breaking The Law’

Published on May 31st, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

Part of metal’s appeal is its terminal uncoolness. It can’t be co-opted, it isn’t ‘hip’, and it doesn’t easily translate to a mass audience. Sure, sometimes it has a dalliance with the mainstream, but there are …... Read More


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Label Mixtape #001: Sargent House

Published on May 28th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

Home to acts as spearheading and diverse as our very own Adebisi Shank (pictured) and And So I Watch You From Afar to Texan psych-rock five-piece Zechs Marquise and Zorch, LA based record label Sargent House …... Read More


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The Story Behind: Hüsker Dü (Part II of II)

Published on May 25th, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

With Husker Du’s drive and aspiration was going to come into conflict with the orthodoxy of hardcore,  for the world at large, their meteoric development was continuing to deliver the goods, and their second album of …... Read More


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Classic Album: The Smashing Pumpkins – Adore

Published on May 17th, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

It starts with the sound of twilight, that special moment when the air seems to vibrate, and time stands still. Over plucked acoustic guitar, a breathy voice intones warm whispers, comforting and safe. “The sky’s cruel …... Read More


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OST: Our Krypton Son

Published on May 13th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

In the first of a new feature, we implore Derry singer-songwriter Chris McConaghy AKA Our Krypton Son to take us through ten songs that irrevocably formed his not only his taste in music, but also his …... Read More


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The Round-Up: 10/05/13

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

The very first of what will be our weekly retrospective on what’s been happening in the music world – both local and much further afield – this week’s Round-Up is a decidedly English affair… Bow Down …... Read More


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Label Lessons: SST Records

Published on May 3rd, 2013 | by Stevie Lennox

The wonderful thing about a deplorable culture like that of the 1980s is that the counterculture is sure to be interesting; this brings us to SST Records, one of the landmark independent record labels filed away …... Read More


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The Story Behind: Hüsker Dü (Part I)

Published on May 3rd, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

The sky is the colour of a television tuned to a dead channel. The ground is muddy and wet, and the detritus from wrecked automobiles are all around. Three figures stand, apart, but somehow together, and …... Read More


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