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The Breeders

When the “Good morning!” on the album’s first single ‘Wait In The Car’ reaches your ears, it feels like a re-awakening

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Tracey Thorn

Fanfares should be sounded! This is Tracey Thorn’s first album of new material in seven years.

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Stick In The Wheel

I thought that if you had an acoustic guitar it meant that you were a protest singer’ sang Morrissey on The Smiths’ 1985 single ‘Shakespeare’s Sister.’

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The Jam

This five-disc box set brings together a pretty comprehensive, nay exhaustive overview of the band’s first year on record and visually. It includes the band’s first two studio albums In The City and This Is The Modern World, demos, live tracks and Peel sessions, as well as the five disc which brings the visual work […]

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Sex Pistols

It seems slightly odd that for a band who snarled “No Future” that forty years after their one and only studio album they should be still be constantly examined and written about. Or maybe it was deeply prophetic: that pop is so obsessed with its past that it repackages it constantly and there is a […]

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Cigarettes After Sex

In the year that two of the British shoegazing acts of the 1990s, Ride and Slowdive, release their first albums in over two decades

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Ride

Legendary shoegazers Ride first reformed back in 2014, but Weather Diaries is their first studio album since 1996

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Can

This year – along with numerous other half-century anniversaries – marks fifty years since the formation of the mighty Can

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Wire

So, doesn’t seem that long since Wire last released an album? Well, it wasn’t

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Richard Thompson / The Rails

I’ve starting to lose count of how many times I’ve seen Richard Thompson live over the last ten years