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Paul Weller Wakes Up the Nation

Following up a feature on Damon Albarn implies a drop in quality and prestige, especially considering how few artists are able to stay relevant for over twenty years. Even if they cannot be deemed “obscure”, many fi...
 
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Some Refreshing Pomegranates

It is difficult to criticize naming a band after a fruit. The edible sensations encompass a distinctive color and familiar taste, all while serving as a delightfully refreshing treat that caters to a broad audience. Most people...

 
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Polytechnic Get Down Til Dawn

I imagine it must be somewhat frustrating for the talented lads in Polytechnic. Here they are, one of the only new British bands taking a respectable risk by not following the typical “art-rock” trend of Bloc Party ...
 
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The Maccabees Colour It In

The Maccabees are the latest in a string of British “art-rock” bands who are making it big on youthful energy, bodacious riffs, and simplistically engaging melodies. While similar British contemporaries such as The ...

 
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The Features

The Features love to keep it short but sweet. The four-piece from Nashville, Tennessee has distinguished their precise formula since their formation in 1997, being the ability to construct fun and catchy pop songs that rarely e...
 
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Sarah Nixey : Sing, Memory

Being a longtime fan of The Auteurs, it is expected for me to also be an admirer of Black Box Recorder. As Luke Haines’ side project, Black Box Recorder consisted of Haines (Auteurs frontman), former Jesus and Mary Chain ...

 
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The Lisps are luckily coherent; Vaughn Trapp is no fan of George

As they themselves put it, The Lisps are a “cute” foursome out of the Bronx, NY. They are filled with confidence, wit, and exuberance as they present “loud and fun” music with their “extremely attr...
 
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The Jam and some toast…

In the midst of the British punk explosion in the late 70s, every one of those risin bands seemed to have at least one hit in the USA, whether it be The Clash, The Buzzcocks, or The Sex Pistols, they all were at least recogniza...

 
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SHORT BITS – #18

Kaiser Chiefs’ frontman Ricky Wilson’s acrobatic skills eventually paid off when he was hit by a car earlier this week. He apparently used one of his super jumps which is not a common trademark for white dudes not n...