London Does Hardcore

Counterparts + Expire + Landscapes + Knocked Loose + Renounced 6th December 2016 – Camden Underworld I would like to point out first and foremost that, yes, the picture above is extremely unflattering, but it probably encapsulates the night of debauchery we experienced better than this bulk of words can. Deal with it. Another week, another chance…

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The Cost of fabric

Rejoice! All of culture has been saved! For a while it seemed as though we were all doomed, culture was dead and all of London was a sterilised cesspit of soullessness, but thanks to an out of court settlement between Islington Council and the nightclub fabric, it seems as though we really did do it!…

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Three Visions of Johanna

Keats meets Nietzsche; how Bob Dabbles with the Romantics through three takes of ‘Visions’   The Cutting Edge is a fascinating collection of alternate takes on Dylan classics between 1965 and 1966, a time when Dylan’s surreal punk folk was setting the music world ablaze. Released towards the end of last year, the collection contains a…

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Preoccupations – Preoccupations

UK Release Date – 16th September 2016 Preoccupations: a band in a state of disarray, uncertain of any future they may have, but perhaps their eponymous new release will put these fears to rest. Preoccupations are by no means unacquainted with instability and controversy; band members Patrick Flegel and Mike Wallace know this all too…

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Unsongs – Moddi

UK Release Date – 16th September 2016 Unsongs, the latest album from the Norwegian singer-songwriter Moddi, is an ambitious and interesting project that deserves attention for its concept alone. Having been introduced to the story of Eli Geva, an Israeli officer who refused to lead his forces into Beirut, Moddi became intrigued by the idea…

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