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 Lee Adcock

Cassette of the Week #5 – White Poppy

Cassette of the Week #5 – White Poppy

(Well, actually, if you want to be politically correct about it, this is actually the cassette of last month, but Gold Flake Paint wouldn’t have it. But you don’t mind, do you? Of course you don’t.) There’s a shadowy past oft forgotten by post-punk auteurs, a gray zone of specters and light in a hazy […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 8. Makthaverskan

The return of Everett True | 8. Makthaverskan

All music reminds me of the past. How can it not? The comments underneath this clip of music mention variously The Cure, Nirvana, The Cranberries, punk, post-punk, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, jangle pop… and I will throw in a guess at them being Scandinavian, probably with a couple of boy members. This goes to […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 616: Bona Dish

Song of the day – 616: Bona Dish

The only question you need to hold in your head today is “Does it pass the Scrabble test”? Why yes. Yes, I believe it does.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 578: Shopping

Song of the day – 578: Shopping

Give ’em time, I reckon. They’ve got energy, attitude, a spark. Let’s see if they turn into a Savages or a Divorce. I know which side of the line I’ll be cheering from.

 Tom Randall

Iceage – New Brigade (What’s Your Rupture?)

Iceage have the wisdom to be brief: what they evoke is too much to bear for too long.

 Laura Crapo

The Black Lips – Arabia Mountain (Vice)

I am often asking a boyfriend to consider rocking the moustache – if only for a week.

 Everett True

Song of the Day – 309: Family Fodder

You can hear elements of everyone that mattered … Swell Maps, New Age Steppers, This Heat, The Door And The Window, ATV, Twelve Cubic Feet, Robert Wyatt, The Raincoats, Arthur Russell, The Slits …

 Everett True

Song of the day – 300: The Clean (mini-live review)


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I doubt if there’s a single person here who undervalues The Clean’s beauty, their vivid guitar storms punctuated by trebly guitar excess and bursts of down-home, deprecating humour.

 Emily

5 Music Journalism Clichés Which Should Go Away Forever

1. “(INSERT FEMALE ROCK/POP MUSICIAN’S NAME HERE), THE BAD GIRL OF ROCK…” Description: Virtually every female musician who dyes her hair ‘punk’ colors and/or makes vaguely ‘rebellious’ (or quasi-feminist) pronouncements is saddled with this phrase in music reviews or featured interviews. This travesty of words has been going on since The Slits, and most notoriously […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 200: The Distractions

It’s great! Great, I tell you! None of the poignancy has been diminished by the passing years, only increased.