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Getting Re-acquainted: Kitchens of Distinction

Published on June 14th, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

In the last few years, shoegazing (or ‘dream pop’, as our American cousins call it) has made a real comeback, a whole new generation of inarticulate youths picking up guitars and delay pedals , ready to …... Read More


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The Chancer’s Guide to… Primal Scream

Published on June 12th, 2013 | by Jonathan Wallace

With the recent arrival of the immense More Light and cheers of “return to form”, now seems like the right time to make sure we’re all up to speed with the Scream Team. Have you got …... Read More


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Lost In Necropolis: Overoth

Published on June 10th, 2013 | by Conchobhar Ó Dochartaigh

In the second installment of his Lost In Necropolis column, Conchobhar Ó Dochartaigh interviews Belfast death metal band Overoth. Eight years into their tenure, he gets their thoughts on everything from the musical technicality, lyrical themes …... Read More


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Dan Hegarty: Aliens, Queens, & Infinity

Published on June 10th, 2013 | by Dan Hegarty

Call them Alien Pop, call them electro-pop pretenders, what ever your opinion of Nanu Nanu is, it’s difficult not to rattle off superlatives when you’re speaking about their debut album Unit 1. What was essentially a …... Read More


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2013: Metapocalypse

Published on June 4th, 2013 | by Dave Magee

Thirteen. It’s an unlucky number for some, but certainly not for fans of metal. I say metal. Of course, what I really mean is METAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! This year sees some of the biggest and loudest  bands in …... Read More


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Dan Hegarty: Hey Ho Let’s Go!

Published on May 28th, 2013 | by Dan Hegarty

What is it about the months of May and June that I love so much? Is it the weather? Nope, certainly not! To be honest, it’s always a great time for new music being unleashed, along …... Read More


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Trans-Europe Express #1: Slovenia

Published on May 21st, 2013 | by Patrick Conboy

Go on, admit it. You’ve heard Slovenian music before. In fact, you hear it once a year in May when you make excuses to your friends for staying in, switch on BBC One and then sit …... Read More


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Lost In Necropolis: Nomadic Rituals

Published on May 15th, 2013 | by Conchobhar Ó Dochartaigh

In the very first of his regular column on all things metal – Lost In Necropolis – Conchobhar Ó Dochartaigh catches up with Belfast-based doom/sludge metal three-piece Nomadic Rituals ahead of the release of their debut …... Read More


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Dave Magee: How Music Became Disposable

Published on May 4th, 2013 | by Dave Magee

I miss music. What’s that you say? There’s loads of it? No there isn’t. That’s not music. That’s advertising. That’s what that is. Maybe I’m getting old (check that – I am getting old) but I …... Read More


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