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Acoustic –  Nelson King (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

You can say what you like about Mr King but you can’t deny that he has a pretty solid work rate. It seems that barely a season goes by without at least one album popping into the review pile. Whilst … Continue reading

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Sonnets x Sketches – Gongkreeper (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If someone like Nick Cave best typifies the dark, sweeping and majestic end point of the western blues derived musical experiment; Gongkreeper is the flipside of that coin. Joe Cherry, the man driving this creative vehicle, makes music which comes … Continue reading

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Larger Than Life – Nelson King (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is one thing you can say about Nelson King, he’s no slouch when it comes to musical output. It seems that no sooner have the last notes of his trademark scuzzed-up and sleazy garage blues faded on the wind … Continue reading

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The Collection – Nelson King (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There was a point a few songs in to The Collection, possibly somewhere around Always You that I recognised the same battered style and ragged glory of one of my favourite musical cult heroes, Nikki Sudden. In my book, it … Continue reading

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Is There Something – Nelson King (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It is possible that Nelson King subscribes less to the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” philosophy and more to a “if it ain’t broke it’s still okay to beat the crap out of it and sculpt battered and … Continue reading

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Pioneer – Common Tongues (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s very easy to hold partisan ideas regarding music technology. Acoustic sounds are either true and honest or Luddite and antiquated depending on where you stand, similarly, noise altering and sound replicating technology is seen as either cheating or the … Continue reading

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Lo-Fi – Nelson King (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The great advantage of knowing your musical history, of course, is that you have plenty of material to reference, be inspired by, to fill in the gaps between, cross pollinate and generally explore. In the same way that those who … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLXXIX : Berlin – Kamikaze Girls

  Good things…no, make that great things are happening for Leeds-based duo Kamikaze Girls. Not only have they just signed to Big Scary Monsters Recording Company but they also release their forthcoming debut album Seafoam on 9th June 2017. Add … Continue reading

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Any Joy – Adam Scott Glasspool (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Modern technology has presented a lot of new sonic possibilities, even for the grassroots, jobbing musician. A guitar is no longer just a guitar, a voice more than a voice and I recall seeing Adam Scott Glasspool demonstrating this concept … Continue reading

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Flyying Colours announce tour and full-length debut

After two critically acclaimed EPs, Flyying Colours are set to release their debut album ‘Mindfullness’ in September on Club AC30. Residing in a dream-world that sits somewhere between psych, indie, grunge and shoegaze, the Australian band’s beautifully dynamic new offering … Continue reading

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