O ~ Damien Rice
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It’s hard to expect all that much from a genre steeped so richly in tradition and built firmly on the foundations of convention and institution. Yeah, it can cast its shards of influence far and wide, but when stripped back to its bare bones Irish folk music seems convinced that it’ll have to apply a sticky plaster if lead too far off course. Now it’s not that Damien Rice has snapped his wooden stool over his knee or anything, it’s Continue Reading

Mull Historical Society Interview – Colin talks about Loss
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With the Mull Historical Society’s new single ‘Watching Xanadu’ out in January, James Berry unravels the mystery of another minor pop classic by going straight to the source itself. Colin McIntyre of talks to Crud about his album ‘Loss’. To follow on from their debut album ‘Loss’ released in October last year, the Mull Historical Society (well Colin, to all intents and purposes) release their new single ‘Watching Xanadu’ on 28 January. This is the fourth single off the album, Continue Reading

The Strokes Interview – A Luck back at 2001
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Fed up with the hype? You and The Strokes both. Stroke’s guitarist Nick tells Crud there’s more to The Strokes than seventies reference points and Lou Reed. Crud offers a look back at the highs and lows of 2001 beginning with an interview with Stroke fret-man, Nick Valensi. Strokes guitarist, Nick Valensi seems a bit fed up describing his music and explaining the concepts and reasoning behind the sound of The Strokes. “What bothers me is when people stick to Continue Reading

Is This It? ~ The Strokes
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There was always going to be a desire to dislike this album and verbalises it by way of a glib pun using its goading title Is This It? Luckily for anyone with a sense of humour, that did not happen.The truth is, nothing could possibly live up to the expectations this debut had got going for it. The only debut album in recent memory that has had the music press likewise slavering all over themselves in anticipation, was the ELASTICA Continue Reading

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So what is The Duke Spirit’s problem? As much praise as we lavish on them – as we did with their debut and as we yet will with this, the follow up – we can’t shake the assertion that they have one. Look at their constituent parts; technically they’re a remarkable renegade retro rock ‘n’ roll treasure trove – gold plated to fuck. And speaking of which, they’re certainly built with that in mind too. Sleazy, hip-commanding momentums arrive track Continue Reading