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Pre-murmurings: REM and Chronic Town

Published on August 22nd, 2013 | by Mark Jones

Some records become bigger than the music contained on them. The infamous Exile on Main St. sessions are more mythologised and discussed than the music they produced. Chinese Democracy will always be better remembered for its …... Read More


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Classic album: REM – Murmur

Published on August 21st, 2013 | by Stevie Lennox

Before major label deals and stadium-conquering, mandolin-led ballads were a mere glint in the eyes of Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Bill Berry, there were four men in the college town of Athens. Four …... Read More


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David Bowie: The Night Before

Published on August 15th, 2013 | by Will Murphy

So, David Bowie came back this year with his finest album in about two decades. There is a pretty solid consensus as to when Bowie went awful, but the jury is still out on exactly when he …... Read More


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The Chancer’s Guide To… Sebadoh

Published on August 14th, 2013 | by Jonathan Wallace

Are you constantly in need all powerful knowledge yet can’t be arsed with the little detail of actually putting in any effort? Do you always have to have an opinion during the latest online/pub/party based music …... Read More


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Festival Mixtape: Stendhal Festival

Published on August 14th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

Taking in place in Limavady’s Ballymully Cottage Farm this summer, Stendhal Festival of Art celebrates its third birthday on the weekend of Friday 16th and Saturday 17th of August. Headlined by Duke Special and Neil Hannon of Divine …... Read More


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Getting Re-acquainted: The Cult – Electric

Published on August 13th, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

With the release of Electric Peace, we take a look at one of British rock’s true underdogs – The Cult. Unfairly maligned in the 21st century, but still possessing a devoted hardcore following, they blazed a trail through the 80s, winning back the soul of …... Read More


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Track Record: Tree (Kasper Rosa)

Published on August 13th, 2013 | by Colm Laverty

In the first installment of Track Record, Belfast musician, photographer and filmmaker Colm Laverty captures James Bruce AKA Tree, drummer with Belfast-based prog quartet Kasper Rosa choosing a section of his favourite and most treasured records from …... Read More


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Revisited: Seven Summits – Fossils

Published on August 11th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

In the first of a new weekly feature revisiting various relatively recently-released records (everyone loves alliteration, right?) from local acts we take a look at the effortlessly enchanting Fossils, the second album by Belfast-based indie pop …... Read More


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