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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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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