‘Woah Woah Woah’ Watsky!

It’s been a busy day for George Watsky. The American poet-rapper not only announced the release date of his third album All You Can Do (12th August), but also dropped the first single, and accompanying music video, from that album. The presale for the album was released to iTunes on Tuesday – within ten minutes, […]

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Casting an eye over the best of Eurovision

Josh Brown: Conchita Wurst ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ The ‘hotbed of sodomy’, as declared by Russian state TV, is this year’s unquestionable standout. Conchita Wurst is the drag alter-ego of ex-boyband member Thomas Neuwirth, although, as Eurovision approaches, Wurst has acquired the nickname ‘The Bearded Lady’. Austria’s Conchita has inspired comical reactions from Europe’s more conservative […]

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Starting as they mean to go on

The White Stripes’ legacy has had a massive effect on the development of rock music in the last decade or so. The most obvious one is the big resurgence in blues-rock, spawning bands such as The Black Keys, Deap Vally and Alabama Shakes. London-based Rouge are one of the latest bands to ride this wave, […]

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III is the magic number for noise

I remember hearing Bo Ningen’s debut single, ‘Koroshitai Kimochi’, and it firebombing my 14-year old brain. There were weird rhythms, screeched Japanese lyrics, and androgynous death knells. They were one of those bands that seemed so radically different from anything else I’d heard at that point, and their eponymous debut album almost lived up to […]

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Debbie Harry, we “love you just the same”

    The fact that Blondie’s tenth album, Ghosts of Download, will be released along with a re-released and recorded compilation of their greatest hits in all their spine-chilling glory, entitled Deluxe Redux, would seem promising to loyal fans greeting the new album with trepidation. After all, their last offering, 2011’s Panic of Girls, left […]

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Havana great time on tour

Norwich six-piece and forerunners in the country’s rock scene, Deaf Havana, kicked off their latest UK tour last week. I caught up with drummer Tom Ogden to discuss shows, the music industry and America. Following their hometown show in Norwich, which kicked off their tour, the band had a day of freedom before embarking upon […]

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