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The High Dials – The Holy Ground

The High Dials have lost their drummer, not such great news when there’s several UK festivals to play and a glowing NME review to build upon. In the end it’ll probably end up being a minor issue for the Montreal […] 

Oppenheimer – Breakfast in NYC

Now this is a nice surprise, not at all what you’d expect from alternative Ulster. It seems the changing atmosphere up North is at last manifesting itself in a softer edge creeping into the music being produced there. I guess […] 

Sebadoh – The Freed Pig

You can tell from his eyes that that J. Mascis is one moody dude. Every moment such a splendid freak scene and so in a bid to save his sanity Lou Barlow broke from Dinosaur Jr. with the bands drummer […] 

The Cure – Pictures Of You

10.15 Saturday night, Dressing Up, Charlotte Sometimes High, The Loudest Sound, Hey You, Harold & Joe, Birdmad, I’m A Cult Hero, Fascination Street, How Beautiful You Are, Want, The Perfect Girl, Just Say Yes, Babble, Foxy Lady, Trust, Just One […] 

Dave Couse & The Impossibles – The World Should Know

Sometimes being a literate pop band just isn’t enough. Dave Couse persisted with A House until their logical conclusion, despite being with flush with the wherewithal it seemed that their fanbase was diminishing with each subsequent release. Couse launched his […] 

The Gladeyes – Bad Town Blues

If Camera Obscura are ever to achieve what their music ultimately deserves then watch the female fronted bandwagon ride into town with gusto. Before all of that happens we can sit back and be entertained by the breezy charms of […] 

Boat – Last Cans Of Paint

Boat are based around the vocal talents of D. Crane. He put the band together after a move to Chicago didn’t result in all-things-going his way. Once back in his hometown of Seattle, however, Boat were soon releasing their maiden […] 

Ash – Petrol

You probably know them as the juggernaut shiny pop hit production line. But, there was a time when a trio of ‘guaranteed teenagers’ from a wee place in Northern Ireland struggled to release their debut record in-between studying for their […] 

Mike TV – Money Shot

Charlie Bucket was a tad drippy for my liking, the real star of the kids in Willy Wonka was always Mike TV. Pretty neat character, full of his own self-confidence, a total brat but engaging all the same. So it […] 

A Hat-Trick of Oddballs in a Sanitised Game

Who said the underground music scene had gone stale? Not with these itsy bitsy weeny wonders doing the rounds. The Archie Bronson Outfit were discovered in a bar by the Domino label. You can see what attracted them, the freewheelin’ […] 

The Album Leaf – Window

Jimmy Lavalle is the man behind the Album Leaf although he has a full live band to call upon. Many were first drawn to them through their collaboration with Sigur Ros on the third album ‘In A Safe Place’ which […] 

Ryan McPhun & The Ruby Suns – Maasai Mara

In an effort to shun his metal adoring chums Ryan McPhun decided to split from his home in California and put down roots in faraway New Zealand. A little over the top I’m sure you’ll agree but in musical terms […] 

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