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Pura Vida Conspiricy - Gogo Bordello

ALBUM: Pura Vida Conspiracy / by Gogol Bordello

Review by John Noblet It would be impossible to write this review without a full disclosure. Seven years ago I heard the song ‘Wanderlust King’ by Gogol Bordello and it completely changed my life. Not only did the album it came from (Super Taranta) have a massive effect on the music I make and the band I […]

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Victories for the Monsters

ALBUM: Victory for the Monsters / by Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Weirdos

Words by Katherine Priddy Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Weirdos are not a band for those of a fragile disposition. With raucous vocals, loud (and sometimes manic) trombone and fiddle solos, alongside lyrics centred on alcohol, revolution and anarchy, they’re a self-proclaimed ‘overexcited invitation to party’ and a ‘declaration of war on the forces of […]

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ALBUM: Kveikur – Sigur Rós

Review by Matthew Osborne I got quite excited about this album, when early press releases claimed it marked a return to form for Sigur Rós. Excited enough to order the big megatron jumbo copy from the band’s website – the version with an extra disc and T-Shirt. So excited, in fact, I managed to overlook […]

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Mosquito by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

ALBUM: ‘Mosquito’ by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Words by Matthew Osborne Ask any adult film director, and they will tell you that the golden rule of ‘artistic expression’ is never blow your load in the first three minutes. This inspired wisdom should have filtered into the higher echelons of artistic mediums, but either the news hasn’t seeped up as far as pop […]

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ALBUM: ‘Council Pop’, FREE DOWNLOAD from Beta Birmingham

Birmingham based imprint, Beta Birmingham, recently released ‘Council Pop’ – a 10 track album of ‘Brum town bootlegs and Midland’s mashups from Beta’s stalwart selectors’. Featuring Revo, Feva, Buju Banton, Redi Knightz, DJ Switch and more, ‘Council Pop’ is available for free download from Beta Birmingham’s website. And who said Christmas was over? Set up […]

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