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Great Cynics – I Feel Weird

Fuck me this is a bit good, isn’t it. I figured I’d start bluntly so you could – hopefully – feel the same way I felt when I heard this album. Having been there when Cynics, as they were called … Continue reading

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Timeshares – Already Dead

The concept of an album being ‘a grower’ is an odd one. You could argue that if a record doesn’t grab you on first listen, then it’s not worth sticking with. But then some of my favourite albums have been … Continue reading

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Brawlers – Romantic Errors of Our Youth

When I was sent Brawlers’ debut album to review, I didn’t think I’d ever listened to their music. That’s until I heard ‘Windowmisser’, and I realised I’ve heard them played on BBC Radio 1 multiple times. They made a good … Continue reading

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Don Blake – Pocket Universe

Opening with the upbeat brain hater “Can’t turn it off”, Don Blake’s debut album Pocket Universe lets us know immediately what’s up. The theme of this record is recovery and self-betterment in the face of depression and the troubles that … Continue reading

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Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man / Bootscraper – The Bear And The Tiger

When I get sent split EPs, I assume that the bands will be pretty similar sounding. This expectation was ignored by The Bear And The Tiger, which features Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man and Bootscraper. The tracks are all reworked … Continue reading

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Harker – Gasping for Air

It’s clear from the opening three bars that this neat little two-track seven-incher from Brighton’s Harker takes a lot from that modern Americana guitar music aesthetic. Call it Gainesville sound, call it emo, you know where you are with this. … Continue reading

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Focus on: Germany, with No Weather Talks

Germany has a thriving DIY music scene, with squats, youth centre spaces and bars/clubs across the country putting on excellent gigs featuring bands from all over the world and, of course, with a strong backbone of local talent. One of … Continue reading

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Pears – Go to Prison

The bio I have for Pears ends with “It’s going to be rad as fuck” – so obviously I was excited to give them a listen. The New Orleans-based four-piece have only existed in their current iteration for nine months, … Continue reading

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Scene Better Days: Ian’s favourites of 2014

One of our regular contributors, Ian Perry, owner of Aaahh!!! Real Records, has taken the time to get down his five favourite albums of last year. Find out below what he deemed worthy of inclusion. I’ve been thinking I should … Continue reading

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Scene Better Days: Albums of 2014

After a personally poor year in terms of listening to new releases in 2013, I made a half-arsed resolution at the start of 2014 to make sure I listen to more music. For the most part, I succeeded. There are … Continue reading

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