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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Why couldn’t we save Fabric?

This morning, Islington council revoked Fabric’s license following the unfortunate deaths of two 18 year-old boys on the premises due to drug overdoses, thus spelling the end of Fabric. The closure feels part of an ongoing systematic attack and deconstruction of London’s night club culture that has seen the closure of nearly 50% of London…

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Sundown 2016

It’s now at the tail end of the British music festival season. Each summer we see the familiar sights: wasted fifteen year olds wrongly lip-syncing chart hits before passing out in an overworked portaloo, the butchering of basic tent building, and the glorious mixture of old and young living amongst genuine squalor and filth for…

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