If you like any of these the next step is probably to buy some beer. For the remaining songs from the sessions for this record are being released as a download code on a 4-pack of limited run microbrews. Mmm, beer. By Toad.
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…here’s a band that have probably – after a good decade of high quality and often magical work, produced their best record yet.
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I’m strolling down to the Melkweg. I see a huge queue of teens clad in black and the darker shades of purple and grey… hordes of gawky teens; liberally daubed with purple lipstick and violently, aggressively shiny black hair, wearing trousers that are wider than a turnoffon the A4. Eh? Where are the Subbacultcha butterflies?
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Even if Rick Wakeman remixed our entire oeuvre it could’ve been released as a single.
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There has been much debate over what our saviour will look like when he arrives. Well now your humble author can put an end to years of religious speculation, and here’s a clue, he’s not a hippy.
Continue reading “Fear and Loving in Heaton Park: Part Six – My New Best Friends”
To be honest I don’t know that enough about the Dutch scene. We don’t seem to be part of it, we don’t get invited into it, I don’t even know how they see us, whether they see us as an old Dutch punk band..
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Hopefully after being exposed to more challenging music her room will soon be festooned with pictures of that vision in corduroy J Willigoose Esq rather than a prepubescent, gas mask wearing fringe with a predilection for attacking photographers.
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This is the music the ancients who put up stones at Callanish were listening to, but it was all just in their heads at the time.
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It’s actually the sort of single that could be a springboard for something more powerful, and more gripping.
Continue reading “WTCHRS – Round and Round”
This lot are somehow scarier, the sort of half-man-half-pig thing that all bar one of the bassists have going on in with pink adult babygros is the stuff of nightmares
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