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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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Versus You – Moving On

Luxembourg is a country with a population of just over 500,000 – considerably less than the urban catchment area of my current residential city of Nottingham. Its ability to spawn a successful punk rock band is therefore significantly diminished but, … Continue reading

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Calculator – This Will Come To Pass

You have to envy any band that can come close to doing a good job of taking the jagged-edged, organised chaos of neo-punk noise that At The Drive-In championed over a decade ago now and drive it forwards, not replicating … Continue reading

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The Dead Anyways – Direct Me Home

The Dead Anyways have a working class sound, worn ragged from work and obligations stretching them thin. I picture them self-medicating on booze, stumbling home, only to wake up significantly worse for wear. Given the chance tomorrow, I bet they … Continue reading

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Tawny Peaks – In Silver River

The majority of reviews I have read recently have mentioned one band that is storming, well basically, the world: Modern Baseball. It’s hard not to bring them up, as they are a breath of fresh air to today’s music industry. … Continue reading

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Prawn – Kingfisher

I first got into Prawn in the same way many of us start listening to certain bands – to impress a girl. However, as soon as I gave their first EP False Institutions a listen, I knew I’d like them. … Continue reading

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Living Room – Moonchaser

Brooklyn-based band Living Room are back with their second album Moonchaser. In the promo material for the album, one thing stood out to me the most: the comparison to an impressionist painting. I thought this was a very bold claim, … Continue reading

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Body Hound (ex Rolo Tomassi), Salvatore Leone + The Broken Oak Duet – Firefly, Worcester – July 11, 2014

photo credit – Joe Singh of snaprockandpop photography – http://www.snaprockandpop.co.uk Mathcore is not everyone’s cup of spiky musical tea. Some say it’s fiddly and discordant. Some say it’s like listening to a Van Halen album on a broken cassette player, … Continue reading

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Annabel / Dowsing – Split EP

It’s too easy to call bands emo again these days, and I’m just enough of a grumpy old to point this out. We couldn’t agree on emo then, the genre twisted around on itself at least three times before all … Continue reading

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