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OPINON: Spotify could be the saviour of independent music, instead it chose to help the big boys

Words by Mark Roberts – from The Mothers Earth Experiment £9.99. That’s all it costs for you to rent all the music you could ever want every month. A steal you say, an absolute bargain, slap me silly and call me Brenda, it’s magnificent. This is all very true; at no point in music history […]

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OPINION: NOT NORMAL – NOT OK

Words by Ed King Ed’s note… I first wrote this back in March, a few days after Shrove Tuesday, in response to stories of sexual assault and misconduct that I had heard about that week. It was born out of frustration – I write to clear my head. Then more stories came my way, and […]

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OPINION: Shouting in the dark

Words by Ed King There is a side to me I don’t like. A small boy stomping his feet through the halls of men. It comes out in conversation first, then in the tone of my voice, and if we’re all really lucky I’ll stand up to underline my point. Adult churlishness born from a child […]

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OPINION: The making of European English

Words by Johnny Kowalski / Pics by Sarah Tohin N.B. Johnny Kowalski & the Sexy Weirdos play at the Hare & Hounds on Sat 20th May – celebrating the run up to their third album, European English – out this summer. For direct info and online ticket sales, click here. It all started in 2014. […]

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OPINION: I wish it could be Christmas... / Ed King

OPINION: I wish it could be Christmas…

    Words & lead pic by Ed King ‘As long as that’s here, I’ll be OK. I can drink that; by the time the line gets below the bottom of the red shield, past the emblems, the cursive and the thick bold type, I’ll feel OK. I don’t need a mixer but I have orange […]

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