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Crud has just learnt of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club‘s addition to the bill of this year’s Bulldog Bash. So, to recap, that’s Black Rebel MOTORCYCLE Club playing a BIKER festival. A dirty, grubby, letching and undeniably perverted biker festival, rolling round in the filth of all its stereotypes. Oh yes. Maybe it shows their sense of humour, whatever. We don’t like the association. It’s a name! And maybe an open-road, Easy Rider attitude. That’s all! So in addition to catching BRMC, Continue Reading

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The ever inventive Welsh kings of pop thrown through the tumble dryer are to take a break from recording their sixth album this autumn to continue throwing rings around the world. Following a fully sold-out hop, skip and a jump across America earlier this year they’ve just added a further 19 dates in September and October. Which are as follows: Tour Dates Wednesday 18 September – Detroit St Andrews Hall Thursday 19 September – Toronto Phoenix Concert Club Friday 20 September Continue Reading

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Having cut their teeth as a regular attendant at seminal early ’90s breakbeat raves such as “Desert Storm” and “Voodoo Majic”, with notoriously heavy sound rigs and narcotic riddled faithful, Blowfelt learned some serious low end theory from a disturbingly early age. Whilst on the road with Deekline (“Don’t Smoke”), he heard the groundbreaking “138 Trek” by DJ Zinc, a track which took the theory of UK Garage and wrapped it with a new, more filthy abstract logic. Blowfelt immediately Continue Reading

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Los Angeles – July 8, 2002 – A sun-drenched tropical beach. Beautiful people sipping cold drinks and bronzing themselves everywhere as the sound of a hot, new Neptunes track wafts through the summer air. What could be better? How about a bikini-clad Janet Jackson stretched out on a beach-towel, singing the hook to your latest hit single. No, reggae don Beenie Man isn’t dreaming. He’s on the set of his new video for “Feel It Boy,” the highly-anticipated first single Continue Reading

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Word has it that the Vine’s new single is ‘OUTTATHAWAY!’. The track is actually the third to be lifted from their debut album ‘Highly Evolved’, released last on July 8th. Likely release dates may be as early as September to coincide with their performances at the Carling Weekend Festivals in Reading and Leeds on August 23-24. The Vines will play a number of headline dates across the UK later in the year. share this:

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Check out Beck.com, this week and you’re sure to find full on streams of the new album, scheduled for offline release on September 24th. In celebration of Beck’s 32nd Birthday, and of course, the new release, the site will add a whole new track to the listening post right up until the formal release date. Beck is also known to be lining up a few low-key tour dates for August, concentrating as you can well imagine on the oddball and Continue Reading

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A Jackknife To A Swan ~ Mighty Bosstones

“A Jackknife to a Swan” is pretty un-ska. They’re busy writing songs about Mafiosos, and the whole affair sounds more like anthemic chorus-metal to me. The horns do come up from a triangle in Bermuda to affect the choruses, but the band seems sick of all that silly skanking business. Good for them, but we’ve got this whole Bosstone legacy to put to bed, don’t we? The up-strokes on the guitars framing “Everybody’s Better” reach artificial realms previously populated by Continue Reading

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The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

It is one thing to be confused for an irreverent yet sophisticated genius; it is another thing entirely to be recognised as a Martian. Although he is only one of the members of the Flaming Lips, as the central songwriter Wayne Coyne is often identified as a man apart; far removed from our planet. All of these out-of-this-world descriptions are a little unfair as this portrays the man as an unhinged eccentric and his songs to be far-out and “just Continue Reading