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40 years of indie: enter Mr Shankly

To celebrate 40 years of indie music, Lewis Oxley explores the history of the most British of genres, charting the four decades of indie over three issues. 40 years ago, an undercurrent was gently starting to rumble in the UK music scene. The next generation of youth, facing the torrents of unemployment that marked the…

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Shame Review

Cheers subside, the crowd crackles electric. A single spotlight has snapped on, silhouetting through piped smoke guitarist Sean Coyle-Smith. Backlit, he lets the room hang like this a moment – then he carves into Dust on Trial, the opener to debut LP Songs of Praise. The riff builds to a crescendo, heart rates rise, the…

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Miles Kane: 100 Miles an hour

A night fused with the good, the bad and the cool, one half of the Last Shadow Puppets, Miles Kane unleashed a highly intense and exhilarating show to save the crowd from the bluest of Monday evenings. Kane is well known for his high-octane stage manner and endearing character, and he certainly had now intentions of…

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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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#MeToo in music

You often hear people talk of how music has helped them through dark times, rather than into them. But, since 2017 and the rise of the #MeToo movement, many artists have been exposed for sexual harassment. The intimate connection between band and fan, especially in the emo and pop punk scene, can lead to murky…

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Music, Movement and Meaning

Spoiler alert: this article contains significant It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia spoilers. Given you are all good people who didn’t watch it illegally and will wait a year for it to come to Netflix, don’t read ahead. I’m going to talk about that scene. The one we didn’t expect, even in a show where the…

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Prey Drive: Once More with Feeling

Norwich alt-rockers Prey Drive have had something of a busy year. Seeming to be on every Spotify curator’s radar, the band have racked up tens of thousands of plays on the platform, even appearing on both Enter Shikari’s and Basement’s curated playlists. Once More with Feeling makes it clear why, scratching an itch for those…

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Boygenius: boygenius EP

Boygenius is the melancholic brainchild of sad pop innovators: Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, who have all turned the genre into something of a phenomenon. This EP is certainly one that will have you hooked and wanting to discover more. As a newcomer to this newly fused genre, I must confess I did…

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Fatherson: Scot-rock takeover

It seems somewhat fitting that Fatherson have arrived in Norwich on World Mental Health Day. The band have always been candid with mental health and feelings of loneliness, painting a cinematic background that has united a cult fanbase in singalongs and earnest connection. Ever huge on record, the band face the challenge of keeping their…

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