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Temples Festival 2015 – Day 3 Review By Dave Bowes

15th July 2015 at 7:42 pm

Temples Festival - 2015

We all knew it was going to happen. Arriving at the venue to find that stage times have been pushed back by an hour, rumours abound about the long-lasting effects of Sunn O)))’s ritual devastation last night. They killed the soundboard; nine people ended…
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Temples Festival 2015 – Day 2 Review By Dave Bowes

14th July 2015 at 6:51 pm

Temples Festival - 2015

Breakfast is sorted, the sun’s about as out as it’s ever going to be and the local beer and cider have been flowing heavily, to the extent that extra supplies are brought in to cope with punters essentially drinking the place dry. Also, it’s…
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Temples Festival 2015 – Day 1 Review By Dave Bowes

13th July 2015 at 6:56 pm

Temples Festival - 2015

As far as I can tell, there are two types of festival people. There are the rare few who’ll have their hotels and flights booked as soon as the dates are announced and then there are the ones who’ll at least wait on the…
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Spiritual Beggars: Dave Bowes Interviews Founding Member Spice About The Imminent Reissues

8th July 2015 at 7:06 pm

Spice

At the beginning of the 90s, the thought of Carcass playing good ol’ rock & roll would have been pretty damn unlikely. Not impossible, but probably not too high up on the list of future career moves. Since then, though, we’ve had Bill Steer’s…
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Dave Bowes’ Heavy Vibes Of 2014

27th December 2014 at 11:30 am

Dave Bowes

I’ll admit it right off the bat – I’m shite at these things. I’m either completely predictable and return to old favourites, or I’m easily swayed and love everything and everyone. This year, I did both. Bands I love have released some bloody great…
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Shield Your Eyes ‘Reciprocate’ LP/DD 2014

13th December 2014 at 12:15 pm

Shield Your Eyes

For the unaware, Shield Your Eyes have been kicking out their distinctive math-rock blues for a good few years now, lo-fi, sinuous and with a kick of London soul thrown in for good measure, and six albums in they aren’t moving in any directions…
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Carlton Melton / Mind Mountain – God Unknown Records Singles Club – 7″/DD 2014

20th November 2014 at 10:28 am

God Unknown Records - Singles Club

The concepts of Singles Clubs always seem like such a good idea in principle, but much of the time there’s a drop-off in terms of pulling power and quality that leaves those who got in for the long haul feeling short-changed. We’re not even…
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Obake ‘Mutations’ CD/LP/DD 2014

18th November 2014 at 12:07 pm

Obake

Change isn’t always welcome and, while the departure of Zu’s Massimo Pupillo from the ranks of Obake’s finely-honed jazz-sludge machine should have been a harsh blow, the drafting of Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) in his stead has resulted in a much darker trip, a…
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Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. / Anthroprophh – God Unknown Records Singles Club – 7″/DD 2014

17th November 2014 at 11:44 am

God Unknown Records - Singles Club

God Unknown’s singles club has gotten off to a fine start by anyone’s standards, but this second volume is certainly a doozy. While people naturally tag Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. as a predominately long-form band, at their best when they…
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H A R K: Dave Bowes Talks To Guitarist/Vocalist Jimbob Isaac From The UK’s Prog-Sludgers

13th November 2014 at 11:00 am

Hark - Photo by Ester Segarra

It’s unfair to tag H A R K as Taint’s successor but, in a way, Jimbob Isaac’s prog-sludge trio is carrying on the work that Taint began, and gaining the success that his former home seemed bound for. Catching up with Jimbob after a…
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