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Review: IDLES – Ultra Mono

The day I started writing this review my girlfriend passed out in the bathroom, half-drowned in toilet water and ended up in A&E for a brain scan; yet after one listen to IDLES third album Ultra Mono, it became clear that I’m not nearly as stressed out as frontman Joe Talbot.  IDLES work has flirted…

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Indie-punk: big things on small stages

Recently, there has been a wave of new guitar bands erupting out of various crevices across the UK and Ireland. I am not referring to a particular 80s rip-off pop-group, or one of the many gloss-rock bands, who, by the way, are the hottest band right now and are coming to your local tent/shack/cupboard/bedsit. Instead,…

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Playlists go political

The Clash – (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais In acknowledging his frustrations for a lack of cooperation in White Riot, Strummer’s Hammersmith seems to show him accepting the fact that what he wants cannot be, and casting blame onto a certain suited and booted rock band, the British public and punk rockers. Danny Nedelko –…

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IDLES: This Snowflake is an Avalanche

Following their critically acclaimed debut album Brutalism, the Bristol-based quintet IDLES have supported big names such as the Maccabees and Foo Fighters. But it was their most recent release, Joy as an Act of Resistance, that threw them headfirst into mass popularity. What is it about this new album that has caught the attention of…

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