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Record Store Day 2014

Tomorrow (Saturday 19th April) brings the seventh consecutive Record Store Day; a unique one-day celebration where independently-owned record stores come together with both musicians and fans to celebrate music. 2014 look set to be the biggest and best celebration of vinyl yet with record stores across the globe getting involved with live music, special releases, […]

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Gutter Talk : Stephen Kelly (Raglans)

Fresh from supporting The Strypes on tour, Dublin’s Raglans have recently released their self-titled debut album and are hitting gig venues across the country in the first headline tour. We spoke exclusively to frontman, Stephen Kelly about petty criticism, illegal downloading and taking inspiration from Shane McGowan . . . For those who don’t know, […]

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Live Review : Raglans, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy’s (12/04/14)

It’s possible to decipher a lot of the nature of a band before they’ve even taken to the stage or played a note. Taking in the visuals and asking such questions as is the kick drum logo made with black electrical tape? Does the equipment on stage include a guitar amp which looks like a […]

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Album Review : “Caustic Love”, Paolo Nutini

“Caustic Love”,  after a major delay, drops today as Paolo Nutini’s follow up to 2009′s “Sunny Side Up”. Coincidentally, within a week of Fatherson and Randolph’s Leap’s slow-baked debuts, ”I Am An Island” and “Clumsy Knot” respectively. It’s clear there is no hurry amongst Scots just now to bring out LPs, debut or otherwise, but has […]

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The Pierces Announce UK Tour

Alabama-born sisters, The Pierces are UK-bound this summer with a string of live dates scheduled for June. The tour comes in support of the release of their new album, “Creation”, due to hit the shelves on 2nd June and preceded by single, “Believe In Me”, which is available now. “Creation” is their first studio effort […]

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Gutter Talk : Siddy Bennett (Wildflowers)

Gutter HQ brought the “punk-Dolly Parton“-fronted, Wildflowers to your attention last year with the release of their debut EP, “Wild Among The Flowers”. Fresh from a stunning debut SXSW performance, we spoke exclusively to frontwoman, Siddy Bennett about Janis Joplin, sharing the limelight with a sibling and being an English girl in America . . […]

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