Month: August 2016

Wonderful Weaves.

by Rob Jones Weaves are really very good-and, you need to know more but always keep in your mind that to avoid these new kids on the alt. rock block would be a grave mistake. Jasmyn Burke leads the four-piece and one is automatically transported to the terrain occupied by Karen O and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. If you are a fan of those American aural ambassadors then a sonic sojourn up to Canada is advisable because a trip to Toronto offers a welcome to the world of Weaves. Their fellow countrymen Metric also spring to mind when one...

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NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS.

PRESENT: ANDREW DOMINIK’S UNIQUE NEW 3D B&W FEATURE FILM   “ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING”   CINEMA SCREENINGS ACROSS THE UK ON SEPTEMBER 8TH    THE FEATURE FILM LAUNCHES NEW STUDIO ALBUM BY  NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS  ‘SKELETON TREE’ RELEASED WORLDWIDE SEPTEMBER 9TH Feature film One More Time With Feeling will screen in cinemas for one night only on 8th September, launching the new Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album Skeleton Tree.   The first opportunity anyone will have to hear any of the songs from the new Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album, Skeleton Tree, will be to watch the...

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Golden Silver Apples.

by Rob Jones I knew nothing about Silver Apples until the recently departed Alan Vega and Marty Rev (of Suicide) gave this cult act the thumbs up. One has to say what is good by Suicide is good by me! Therefore, it was alarming that after this contemporary discovery-Silver Apples who emerged in 1967 are back on the recording trail. ‘Clinging to a Dream’ is a first album for 19 years and 11 fresh tunes recorded at the ChickenCoop studios in Fairhope, Alabama have been produced by Graham Sutton in London. Silver Apples are a kind of future to...

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Rough Trade Heroes.

by Rob Jones Rough Trade Shops present Heroes Vol. 1 & what a fine collection this is as artists honour others acts or have a laugh at their expense. There are well known turns present and also renowned names present in the subject of the songs. Star turns include The Fall, Pavement, Cabaret Voltaire, Half Man Half Biscuit, Sparks, Radiohead and Mogwai amongst the 40 performers included in this union of alt. rock, post punk, indie, Americana  and more! In amongst the songs there are namechecks to Mark E. Smith, Debbie Harry, Johnny Cash,  Jello Biafra, James Brown, Prince and Morrissey. However, to...

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NEW ORDER

JOIN FORCES WITH MOORHOUSE’S BREWERY OF BURNLEY LAUNCH NEW ‘STRAY DOG’ BEER     One of Manchester’s most legendary exports, New Order, have joined forces with Moorhouse’s Brewery of Burnley to launch an exciting new beer, set for release later this autumn. The premium 4.2% beer, named Stray Dog (after a track on the band’s most recent album Music Complete), is a refreshing and clean tasting golden ale with hints of citrus fruit and lychee, all balanced by a subtle bitterness.  Brewed using American Cascade, Centennial and Willamette hops, with the finest English Maris Otter malt, it was developed...

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