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China Rats Live @ King Tut’s, Glasgow (25/09/2012)

Leeds boys, the China Rats only formed one year ago and released their first EP 2 months ago. Yet they have managed, by fluke, to headline one of the main stages at Benicassim after Bat for Lashes was late. Following this stroke of luck, they have had much major radio play and are being applauded […]

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Dexters Unveil Debut, “Recover”

As far as fresh new pop rock goes, Dexters have it covered with sharp guitar lines and singalong choruses. Debut single “Recover” is released on 19th November on This Feeling Records and the band will be touring with The Enemy in October with dates at Oxford’s 02 Academy (3rd oct) and The Engine shed in […]

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The Soundtrack Of My Life

Nietzsche hit the nail on the head with “Without music life would be a mistake”. Not even just a mistake but extremely dull. Without sounding like one of John Cusack’s “musical moron twins”, I was recently reminded about how music really is the best thing I know. The First Album I Bought : The Best […]

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Meet Dan Shears & The Velveteen Orchestra

Dan Shears and his Velveteen Orchestra started out as just Dan, who, after realising that if he didn’t have music he didn’t have anything, formed his own label, Strawbychka Recordings and assembled a live band of mandolins, ukeleles and accordians to realise his art.  Having been compared vocally to Muse’s Matt Bellamy and the darker side […]

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Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival 2012

“Reality on its own is worth nothing; we have to transform it into culture”.(Villalobos) Situated in the middle of Carron Forrest, Kilsyth, last weekend saw the return of one of the last remaining boutique festivals, the aptly titled “Doune the Rabbit Hole”, a play on Villalobos’s drug addled wonderland book featuring a quest to grant a […]

“True Romance” With Citizens!

London five-piece Citizens! distinguished by their exclamation mark and turned up jeans, are releasing new single “True Romance” on 24th September 2012, via French fashionistas, Kitsune Records. Further kudos comes from having Franz Ferdinand frontman, Alez Kapranos in the proudcer chair, bringing an indie disco tinge to the synth led, Bolan inspired material. A six-date […]

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