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Heroes - screen shot

RELEASE: “Heroes” (David Bowie) by SHATTER EFFECT

Words by Ed King Following the announcement of David Bowie’s death (on Monday 11th January for those of you living in a shoe box) the UK… nay world, has been gripped in a seemingly unstoppable explosion of nostalgia and celebration. Major radio stations have pulled out every piece of interview they can, the national tour operators are hastily pitching […]

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Daughter / By Francesca Jane Allen

RELEASE: Not to Disappear – Daughter

Words by Ed King / Pics courtesy of 4AD – ‘The World is Spinning Around’ (album artwork) by Sarah Shaw, lead photograph by Francesca Jane Allen I love my iPhone. Its ‘old’ enough to create nostalgia, pity and scorn, but has been appreciated company on many long journeys. Even though the buttons don’t fully work, I can’t […]

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Freedom - The Black Tambourines

ALBUM: Freedom – The Black Tambourines

Words by Ed King / Album cover courtesy of Easy Action Pics lifted from The Black Tambourines’ Facebook page Honestly, I’d forgotten about Garage Rock. Like the boots of teen angst it had been stacked and shelved; only to be dusted off once a summer, to make feel better about not going out three nights […]

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We are warriors

ALBUM: We Are Warriors – Shatter Effect

Words by Ed King / Pics courtesy of Shatter Effect There are certain things, like Christmas and puberty, that you wait for with your eyes closed and your fingers crossed. Since I first saw Shatter Effect belt out their ‘musical marmite’ (as I once described them) I have been itching for an LP. And now, […]

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An Education EP - by Nicky Schrire

RELEASE: An Education EP – Nicky Schrire

Words by Ed King Nicky Schrire plays at Cherry Reds on John Bright Street, on Sunday 14th June – as presented by Best Seat Sessions. For direct gig & venue info, visit http://www.cherryreds.com/events.html When an established artist decides to jump from one genre to another there are usually some questions, trepidation, and a leap or two […]

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