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The Mind-Bending World of Twist

Manchester’s World of Twist should have been huge. Co-founder Gordon King tries to explain why it didn’t happen in his biography When Does the Mind-Bending Start? Simon Dickinson, whose band toured with World of Twist, guest reviews for Even Butterflies Make A Sound.

Electronica New release

It’s time for you to embrace your inner MetroGlow

Read on to discover the inspiration behind MetroGlow’s debut EP Kraftwerk Mein Leibe.

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What’s the ‘Freakquency’, Helicon?

Exciting goings-on at the Fuzz Club label as it releases the new EP by Helicon (Glasgow) and signs The Jesus and Mary Chain.

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“When I die, dub will be in my heart” – James Joyce

Ireland music legends Cathal Coughlan and Jacknife Lee have been dubbed up by Jah Wobble.

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You wait ages for one … then three Robin Guthrie releases come along

Few musicians can claim as distinctive a sound as Robin Guthrie. After a 40-year career, he continues to produce music that captivates and enthrals. Read on to find out more about Guthrie’s creative burst.

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Like a phoenix from the ‘Flames’. The candescent return of Martin Carr

Former The Boo Radleys songwriter and guitarist announces new solo single and forthcoming Bandcamp subscription service

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Can you buy Uncle Kid’s stunning new single at IKEA?

Uncle Kid makes dark, brooding, understated trip hop with spoken word. Read on to discover why Tom Robinson hailed his previous single as “a song for our times”. Uncle Kid’s new single ‘Lamplig’ is out now.

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Pop provocateurs Placebo serenade ‘Beautiful James’

Why not read on to discover how Placebo created ‘Beautiful James’ – the band’s first single in five years.

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Dot Allison’s new LP celebrates her Scottish roots

Dot Allison’s new LP, Heart-Shaped Scars, is a triumphant return for one of the UK’s finest songwriters. Furthermore, it shows her uncanny ability to gather like-minded musicians to facilitate her musical vision. She released Room 7½ in 2009. And then mostly silence apart from the occasional dip into soundtracks and the odd collaboration. In that […]

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The Spaceman Reissue Program – Pure Phase

Pure Phase by Spiritualized is often overlooked by fans and critics. With contributions from band members and other musicians, this article aims to raise its standing.