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Live Review: Green Man 2014

Live Review: Green Man 2014

The Green Man made from wood, branches and crops from the Glanusk Estate area. To be burned on the last day of the Green Man Festival 2014 (Simon Jay Price)

The Green Man made from wood, branches and crops from the Glanusk Estate area. To be burned on the last day of the Green Man Festival 2014 (Simon Jay Price)

The dramatic and picturesque Brecon Beacons makes Green Man one of the most striking music festival settings. The undulant landscape on all sides makes a mind-blowing backdrop for the rich offering of music and activities on offer for the…

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Interview: Vic Ruggiero, Tidings From The Road.

Interview: Vic Ruggiero, Tidings From The Road.

Vic Ruggiero of The Slackers in Cologne, 22 July 2014 (Imelda Michalczyk)

Vic Ruggiero of The Slackers in Cologne, 22 July 2014 (Imelda Michalczyk)

It’s the final night of The Slackers‘ European tour and I’m speeding down the autobahn towards Cologne in a car with Vic Ruggiero. A perfect setting, it would seem, to talk about life on the road.

The Slackers have played a show every night for a month across the continent, seemingly never tiring of touring after more than…

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Live Review: Guilfest 2014.

Live Review: Guilfest 2014.

Guilfest 2014 (Solange Moreira-Yeoell)

Guilfest 2014 (Solange Moreira-Yeoell)

It was great to see Guilfest back in 2014, the crowd and performers seemed to be so ready for it, I had never attended but had heard how much fun the Festival was so I was looking forward to be there. As soon as I arrived I felt welcomed and everything was running smoothly and organised. I got my photo pass and knew it would be a special three days running…

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Interview: Alan White. Yes Drummer.

Interview: Alan White. Yes Drummer.

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Alan White, a 40 year mainstay of the innovate rock group Yes, took sometime out of his busy New York schedule to get all transatlantic with progster questioner Tim Price. Thay talk about working with the famous Queen producer, roller skating with Virgin’s top dog,  the ins and outs of line-up changes and all things Plastic.

Alan, I am calling you in New York from here…

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Interview: Alan White. Yes Drummer.

Interview: Alan White. Yes Drummer.

Alan White, a 40 year mainstay of the innovate rock group Yes, took sometime out of his busy New York schedule to get all transatlantic with progster questioner Tim Price. Thay talk about working with the famous Queen producer, roller skating with Virgin’s top dog,  the ins and outs of line-up changes and all things Plastic.

Alan, I am calling you in New York from here in the Black Country, in…

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Video: BARBARISMS. Backwards Falconer.

Video: BARBARISMS. Backwards Falconer.

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Referring to its visual effect BARBARISMS joke, “We thought this video should put us in the most negative light possible”. This attitude reflects the bands willingness to wear the masks they mock, to lean in and out of postures with lyrics that voice a devastating innocence. Such flourishes are full of…

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Rock Media: The Mercy Alliance. Washington.

The Mercy Alliance is a Washington DC based band led by songwriter Joe Rathbone specializing in emotive, melodic indie rock with an aggressive rhythm section featuring long-time DC drummer…

Video: Lily & Madeleine. The Wolf Is Free.

Video: Lily & Madeleine. The Wolf Is Free.

Produced once again by Paul Mahern, the 10-track album was recorded in Bloomington, Indiana and was written by Lily & Madeleine and longtime collaborator Kenny Childers (Gentleman Caller). As the sisters have grown as people and artists, their sound has evolved. The scope is broadened here. The music is expansive, the…

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Video: Cosines. Nothing More Than A Feeling

Video: Cosines. Nothing More Than A Feeling

Cosines are a mathematical pop band from north London. Simon Nelson and Alice Hubley met on the London Underground after a Stereo Totale gig in 2009. Two days later Simon was at Alice’s house unblocking her kitchen drain. Since then he’s been round and put up two curtain rails, a blind and a shelf.

This unlikely meeting got them…

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Live: Leefest 2014

 (Simon Jay Price)When you live in South London, Kent or Surrey, one of the nicest things to do a Friday evening in the summertime is to pop up to Highams Hill Farm and make a visit to LeeFest.  The site is undoubtedly at its best. The hay bales are fresh The Wondersands beach has freshly raked sand, the tea yurts are cool, the bars are fully stocked and you wont get hid in the head by a flying Frisbee. This is a…

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