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Musician, scribbler, historian, gnostic, seeker of enlightenment, asker of the wrong questions, delver into the lost archives, fugitive from the law of averages, blogger, quantum spanner, left footed traveller, music journalist, zenarchist, freelance writer, reviewer and gemini. People have woken up to worse.

Familiars e.p. – Familiars (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Networking, that’s the word. Or put another way, it pays to badger those people who may be able to help your band get on. ...

Being Ragdollian – George Wilding (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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I know it is a rather clichéd thing to say, but isn’t it great when you stumble across a young, local artist who is...

Cave of Swimmers – Arcade Parade

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When I reviewed the single Cave of Swimmers at the end of last year, I praised this young band as “one to watch” for...

18th Century Romantic Poets – The Illustrations.

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It’s always nice to come across young bands who remind you that the future of the local music scene is being passed on to...

Horizons – Whitemoor

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When we find ourselves this far down the indie highway, you could assume that everything has been tried and tested. From it’s post punk...

Letting Go – Great Cynics

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A lot of bands list influences that are more wishful thinking that an accurate description of the noise that they make. I’ve reviewed bands...

Inch of Doubt – Born Thief

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In a world that it is generally filled with indent-i-kit indie rock at one extreme and disposable, studio hatched, created by committee, dance music...

Neptune Estate – King Krule

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The Zoo Kid is back! Well I guess he has never been away, it’s just with ever shifting stage names to match the differing...

Mondo Porfondo/New Worlds – Karda Estra

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Some music is easy to pigeon hole for purpose. Music to dance to, music to chill out to, music that excites or soothes, makes...

Test Your Love – Buffalo Clover (reviewed by Dave...

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As someone who hasn’t travelled as much of the world as I would like, who explores a lot of the world through it’s music...

Sometime Soon – The Snakes

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Watching a band evolve over time is an interesting experience, an experience made even the more enjoyable when the people involved are familiar to...

The Big Hunt – The Lonesome Southern Comfort Company

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I guess I find it hard getting my head around the idea of a band such as The Lonesome Southern Comfort Company coming from...

Reclaimed – Louise Latham

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It is far too easy to label singer-songwriters as folk artists just because of the often laid back nature of their music and the...

Pastor Skull – Blyth Power

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Following that eternal quest to bring to the publics attention some of the worthy yet obscure bands and albums that have helped colour my...

Wythches – Incubus Succubus

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Incubus Succubus are not a band that many people will have heard of, which is a shame, particularly if you are passionate about rock...

The Book of Secrets – Loreena McKennitt (reviewed by Dave...

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Loreena McKennitt is not a household name for many, though she has been creating a very unique brand of music for many years, her...

Rubies and Ruffians – Strumpets (Jezus Factory)

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Considering the musical endeavors the various members of Strumpets have on their musical CV (The Parallels, iH8 Camera and close connections to the heart...

The Trumpet – Mexico Indigo

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Although Mexico Indigo list the usual gutter punk and indie influences by way of explaining the self styled Trashy Melodica sound that is their...

Gold or Dust – Cocos Lovers

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The flippant journalist might say that Cocos Lovers are the band that Mumford and Sons wish they were. Being a flippant journalist I definitely...

Groovers on Manoeuvres: The Lovers – The Victoria, Swindon 25th April...

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Pop music has always suffered from style over substance to a large degree, but when did the music take a back seat to stick...

The Slow Show, The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, 8th November...

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Big test for The Simo, this one---. How on EARTH do you review a band that you’ve fallen instantly, head-over-heels, HOPELESSLY in love with?...

The Plum Tree and The Rose – Sarah McQuaid (Waterbug Records)...

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After exploring the traditional styles of Ireland and The Appalachians on previous albums, her third, The Plum Tree and The Rose, has its feet firmly...

Buffalo Nickel – Dan Baird

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After ten years as front man for the Georgia Satellites, Dan Baird decided to fire himself from his own band and head out on...

Navigating by the Stars – Justin Sullivan

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Justin Sullivan is a man who may need an introduction, as he is not exactly what you would call a household name. He is...

One Night on Fire – Tiny fish

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Generic music labels are tricky beasts at the best of times. They may be easy (or lazy) handles but they can be very limiting...

The Siege of Shoreham – Attila the Stockbroker’s Barnstormer

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Although this album is listed as being by Southwick's punk poet extraordinaire, it is in fact a wider collaboration than the cover at first...

Waiting For Bonaparte – The Men They Couldn’t Hang

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The Men They Couldn't Hang have always been a band that are difficult to define in the scheme of things. More a rock band...

Jesus Was a Socialist – David Marx (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Coming to this album as I did at the same time as the brilliant My Crucial Execution, opens up many opportunities to compare an...

My Crucial Execution – David Marx (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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In a time long assigned to the past, but which was in reality the mid eighties, I was the owner of a demo tape...

Morrissey – Manchester Evening News Arena – 28th July 2012

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Our man about town Richie Rochdale was there for a hometown show by the mercurial mozzer and tests the oft repeated slogan that suggests "Manchester is...