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Review: Benjamin Booker @bbookerNOLA - Benjamin Booker (by @Strange_Bundle)

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Listen to enough Rock and you start to get little bursts of memories, even from someone completely new to you. We’re all mixed together on this planet, and it has deep roots– same with Rock and Roll. That’s why it’s remarkable whenever all those old elements wedraw from can still feel new. In Benjamin Booker‘s self-titled debut…

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Review: Engineers – Always Returning

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I have to admit to being slightly baffled by Always Returning. The first listen washed over me without really touching a chord in the way a bag of Maltesers disappears without trace during a Star Trek rerun.

Something nagged me and further investigation was warranted.
At first I couldn’t put my finger on it. The sweeping cinematic soundscapes, dreamlike vocals and gentle melancholy seemed…

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Stream - Sea Oleena’s @seaoleena ‘Paths’

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There’s always room for some relaxing music on hectic Mondays and Sea Oleena‘s brand new song, ‘Paths’, is just the right ticket to chill away the Monday monsters.

The second single from her upcoming album, Shallow (out on Lefse Records, Sept. 30th) is all kinds of smooth golden hues in a nesh afternoon.

You can preorder the album now. If you are on the fence, howzabout you double check with…

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Review: The Purgatory Players - Final Home Recordings (by @keefyh)

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Deserts (review) was a stunning album. If you have not heard it then rectify your oversight immediately. This new(ish) four track e.p. showcases the extraordinary talents of one of Sheffield’s finest and, dare I say, overlooked combos.

Sticking two fingers up in the general direction of popular culture, The Purgatory Playersalways turn left and stride out with an obvious confidence. Always…

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Review: Death from above 1979 - The Physical World (by @ryan_moss166)

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Death From Above 1979‘s debut album You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine was part of the ‘Dance-Punk’ genre. Most bands grouped into that genre moved on with their sound, but DFA split up in 2006.

Ten years on from their debut album, they are back with The Physical World. 10 years more mature and 10 years behind the differences that caused the split in the first place. Speaking with The Guardian,…

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Cuento Corto: Tiempo y Marea - Parte 1 (por @noisy_bishop_jr) #cuentocorto

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¡Cómo cambia la vida en tan poco tiempo!

El tiempo, ah, condenado amigo que te sigue a todas partes y que tarde o temprano te matará.

Recuerdo haber leído hace ya tantos años una frase. No soy afecto a las frases y pienso que toda persona que las cita interminablemente es por hacerse la interesante. Superfluosidades. Efemérides verbales que son demasiado pegajosas como para realmente…

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Review: We sent @SneekyPedro to @thegreystones for Later without Jools but with @lowduo @mikedhughes @ChloeJadeSays & @cfrancessmusic

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When I arrive at the Greystones, extra chairs are being brought it to accommodate the eager punters crammed into the back room. Unsurprisingly, the second of these shows, devised by the wonderful Low Duo, is a sell-out. In one of the breaks, I ask the band – brothers Adam and Leigh Greenwood– what the appeal is, and it seems to come down to the unusual format and the atmosphere they create.…

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Footbah!: NFL – Week 1

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Week 1: So, like I said last time, after years of pretty much ignoring all NFL games, I jump into this whole sports writing malarkey just to widen my writing range. And ruin more articles with my poor proofreading skillzzzzzzzzzzzz yo. I’ll focus on one game and write a few lines about the other games I managed to catch.

Spotlight on: Dallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers.

This was always going…

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Review: Pulled apart by horses @pulledhorses - Blood (by @mandapen)

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You can’t accuse Leeds’ Pulled Apart By Horses of ever being predictable. The band’s self-titled debut captured the excitement of the live shows, filled to the brim with freewheeling skirmishes and youthful brio. The follow-up record Tough Love demonstrated the quartet’s song craft, with Tom Hudson’s vocal range being pushed further and James Brown’s guitar sliding into surprising melodic…

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