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Guitar and Drum ~ Stiff Little Fingers

There are a couple of things about Stiff Little Fingers that I didn’t know I didn’t know. I didn’t know that their debut album, ‘Inflammable Material’ was the first release on Jeff Travis’s Rough Trade label (and now home to The Strokes, British Sea Power and a host of other new inspirables). I didn’t know that ‘Inflammable Material’ was the very first Independent album ever – ever – to enter the national UK music charts. That’s pretty lax isn’t it? Continue Reading

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That the irreverent trans-stylist Jarvis Cocker and the delightfully bonkers Fat Truckers have yet to concede defeat with their loose and eccentric DJ collective, the Desperate Sound System perhaps shows the sheer tenacity of character these daft Sheffield folk have in pursuing the fantastic and the bizarre in the most brutal of everyday places. Pulp charted this territory better than anyone with their priceless and eerie narratives on psychotic suburbia, but it’s apparent also in the volatile, monster-pop of Baby Continue Reading

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Ha Ha Sound ~ Broadcast

Now a trio following the departure of original member Roj Stevens in 2002, Broadcast release ‘HaHa Sound’ off the back of the excellent ‘Pendulum’ EP. Coming somewhere between Pram, Stereolab and the Pizzicato Five and sharing their influence amoungst everyone from Ladytron , Toktok Vs Soffy O to the nursery freak outs of Lemon Jelly, Broadcasts’ Trisha Keenan, James Cargill and Tim Felton pursue the hugely whimsical and melodic grooves of 60s psychedelia stretched out on a broad canvass of Continue Reading