Rats on Rafts start their UK tour next week

Dutch retrofuturist vanguards Rats on Rafts announce their UK tour dates. On their recent LP, Mojo magazine wrote: “Rotterdam awkwardists churn underground noise with bracing warped pop appeal”. Louder Than War called them “one of the great contemporary European rock bands”. Watching Rats on Rafts playing live can be an…

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WATCH THIS : David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels: Winter Tragedy

David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels: Winter Tragedy (Self Released) D/L and Streaming Available from 10th December David Newton, formerly of Mighty Lemon Drops releases his first track for a while following on from his album A Gateway To A Lifetime of Disappointment. The artist and producer has been living in…

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John Grant presents Beautiful Creatures podcast

In collaboration with the Storyglass podcast studio, the American songwriter John Grant is recording a series of episodes, featuring guest artists. Named Beautiful Creatures, the podcast will focus on “the complexities, cruelties and meaningful distractions that life has to offer”. The list of guests includes like-minded artists, kindred spirits and,…

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Mick Rock – RIP

The iconic rock photographer Mick Rock dies at 72. Michael David Rock was known for his legendary shots of pivotal acts from the ‘70s and ‘80s. The artist contributed photography to album covers of Raw Power by The Stooges, Lou Reed’s Transformer, Syd Barret’s The Madcap Laughs and Sheer Heart…

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Manu Gastado: Kosmic Street – Album Review

Manu Gastado: Kosmic Street (Sunthunder Records) CD | LP | DL Out now   Manu Gastado of Spanish rock ‘n’ rollers Los Tupper releases his debut solo album, steeped in a hazy and drifting blend of psych melodies. With his usual band, Los Tupper, Manu Gastado has made a name…

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Dunstan Bruce: “Am I Invisible Yet” one-man-show preview

Dunstan Bruce of anarchist pop band Chumbawamba performs in a two-night one-man show at Brighton’s Rialto Theatre on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th of November. “Am I Invisible Yet?” is part a companion piece to the “I Get Knocked Down” documentary Bruce premiered last week in Leeds. And part.. “rage…

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Graeme Edge, Moody Blues drummer – RIP

A founding member of the Birmingham-based band, Graeme Edge dies at 80. The frontman of the Moody Blues Justin Hayward addressed sympathy to the family and emphasized on Edge’s contribution and unique drumming. On the official website of the band, Hayward stated the following: “In the late 1960’s we became…

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