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Weedeater ‘Goliathon’ CD/LP/DD 2015

2nd June 2015 at 4:36 pm

Weedeater

In a genre of rudimentary self-abuse, filled with strange tales of destruction and mis-adventure, there are heavyweights that surpass the tedium of an old image and its following scene. They have the effect of making it look edgy, like Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond…
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The Star & Garter: An Autopsy Of Manchester’s Last Underground Music Venue

18th November 2014 at 12:16 pm

The Star & Garter: An Autopsy Of Manchester’s Last Underground Music Venue

When you walk under the bridge and reach the back of Piccadilly station there isn’t much on the streets behind it but gray dilapidation; an area of Manchester that most can’t recall; it’s only frequent dwellers being the prostitutes that prowl its various indents,…
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Squinting At The Alternative Underground By Michael Collins

8th August 2014 at 10:11 am

Squinting At The Alternative Underground

Over recent years there has been an apparent increase in the number of events within the alternative music scene. The rise of amateur promotion: Increasing diversity, fuelling the underground and giving a stepping stone to an entire nation of bands whom are doubtlessly obligated…
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Molly Bloom ‘All Pressure’ CD 2014

25th May 2014 at 10:17 am

Molly Bloom

Describing something as ‘unique,’ in this foul age of superficial nothingness, should provoke at best, dismissive shirking and accusations of delusion; so to spare any such reaction this early, it is a rare thing that an album such as Molly Bloom’s ‘All Pressure’ sees…
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Bohren & Der Club Of Gore ‘Piano Nights’ CD/LP/DD 2014

12th March 2014 at 9:55 am

Bohren & Der Club Of Gore

“The dame in the black dress took a last drag against her rouged red lips, finished her drink, took the cigarette from its holder and stubbed it in the ash tray before making her way to the door. She opened it, stepping into the…
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Djinn And Miskatonic ‘Forever In The Realm’ CD/DD 2013

19th January 2014 at 8:56 am

Djinn And Miskatonic

As with most sub cultures or musical niches, Sludge and Doom are not without their clichés. The concepts of addiction, misery and hard times have become a warm cess filled safety cave, from which bands can regurgitate their predecessors’ ideas without an independent thought….
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BongCauldron – S/T – CD/DD 2014

13th January 2014 at 9:01 am

BongCauldron - S/T

Over the recent years, it seems we in the UK can’t get enough of sucking on the fattened tits of mother doom, (may her lactation be everlasting) while she promiscuously slides out more filth into the underground shit holes of our graceful Queens land….
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Bohren & Der Club Of Gore / Tombed Visions @ Islington Mill, Salford 22/11/2013

23rd December 2013 at 12:59 pm

Bohren & Der Club Of Gore / Tombed Visions @ Islington Mill, Salford 22/11/2013

It seemed wrong that a gig such as this one would be anywhere but Islington Mill. Self-proclaimed hosts of “legendary experimental gatherings”; the old Salford Textile Mill has earned its self a reputation for the quirky and diverse, with an ethos that would be…
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Corrupt Moral Altar / DSDNT / Famine / Corinth @ The Pack Horse, Leeds 17/11/2013

10th December 2013 at 11:26 am

Corrupt Moral Altar - UK Tour 2013

After another dose of public transport bullshit and a hasty trip to the bar I edged myself into the top room of “The Pack Horse”, as is necessary if more there’s more than ten people present in this somewhat tight venue. We were already…
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Ufomammut / Zolle / Sunwølf @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 02/10/2013

16th October 2013 at 10:10 am

Ufomammut - Magickal Mastery Tour 2013

I propped myself up on the 6 o’clock Manchester to Leeds train with post work lethargy, and felt the familiar frustration of those who are forced to travel on one carriage with a thousand other people . I propped myself up with one hand…
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