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Belle and Sebastian are a Scottish band formed in Glasgow in January 1996. Led by Stuart Murdoch, the band has released 9 albums to date.Much of their work had been released on Jeepster Records, but they are now signed to Rough Trade Records in the United Kingdom and Matador Records in the United States. Though often praised by critics,Belle and Sebastian have enjoyed only limited commercial success.
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Wednesday, 01 August 2018 15:38

The Pastels - Nothing to be done

The Pastels are an independent music group from Glasgow, formed in 1981. They were a key act of the UK independent music scene of the 1980s. The group currently consists of Stephen McRobbie (vocals, guitar), Katrina Mitchell (vocals, drum kit), Gerard Love (bass guitar), John Hogarty (guitar), Tom Crossley (flute, keyboards), and Alison Mitchell (trumpet).
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Tuesday, 31 July 2018 18:20

Life Without Buildings - New Town

Life Without Buildings were a Glasgow, Scotland based indie rock band. The band, mostly ex-students of the Glasgow School of Art, formed during the summer of 1999. The band initially consisted of Will Bradley (drums), Chris Evans (bass) and Robert Johnston (guitar). Painter Sue Tompkins (vocals) joined later that year. Sue's "talk-sung" vocals eventually became the band's most famous attribute. Impressed after their first London gig, the Rough Trade-affiliated Tugboat label asked the band to record a debut single on the label.Released in March 2000, "The Leanover" b/w "New Town" secured the band a full deal with the label. The band released two more singles on the label. The band's debut, Any Other City, recorded by Scottish producer Andy Miller, was released in 2001 in the UK; DCBaltimore 2012 issued it months later in the United States. In May 2007 a live album was released in Europe called Live at the Annandale Hotel on the Gargleblast Records label. The album has subsequently been released in North America on Absolutely Kosher Records in August 2007.The band broke up in 2002.
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Wednesday, 25 July 2018 14:16

Manilla Road - Flaming Metal Systems

Manilla Road is an American heavy metal band from Wichita, Kansas, founded by lead guitarist Mark 'the Shark' Shelton (vocals and guitar) (born December 3, 1957, Wichita, Kansas, United States).
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Friday, 20 July 2018 09:52

Wevie Stonder - Small People

Wevie Stonder began in 1979, when at the age of six, Alan Boorman & Richard Sothcott began their musical quest by recording a group of chickens down an old army telephone into a tape recorder, & playing it back while hitting a 4 string guitar & a biscuit tin. By July 1993, they were armed with an Amstrad 3 track studio 100, Johnny Guitar and a Casio pt82. The first recording session with this new equipment soon resulted in a failed cover version of Stevie Wonder ́s “I just called to say I love you”, and marked the birth of Wevie Stonder. After inserting the resulting cassette into Brighton music library, recorded on the b-side of a Steve Reich LP (giving it it’s own Dewey decimal number), stonder soon began to expand. By 1994 Chris Umney had joined, and several years of recording over the same 3 track cassette ensued. There quickly followed a short-lived artistic career featuring live music-theatre performances such as “Carrot the Dog Opera” and an international mail art exhibition “The History Of Dogs”. It was through all of these experiences that the group discovered their own true “Cack” style, and ventured onwards over the following years to produce many great and varied works. In 1999 Wevie joined SKAM records, an event described by some as the biggest setback ever to have hit the label. The release of their first EP “Eat Your Own Ears” * then followed: a compendium of styles including Cack, advanced music and dog interviews, receiving world-wide acclaim and 1 out of 10 in the NME. A debut gig at SONAR 2000 secured much disbelief & some fans and more recordings for Skam followed. A new member, Henry Sargeant (Actor), became a permanent feature & disturbing interactive live element, with his ever growing props box & legendary 3 foot pissing cock hat. It was during this time that Wevie branched out to form a thinly veiled alter ego Wevie De Crepon, after being invited to record for Mouse On Mars SONIG label by Jan st. werner, when he witnessed a gig at a Pukkelpop festival in Belgium. It was with Sonig that Wevie refined the recording of the now infamous Bollard Track (Ton Wah). Shortly afterwards Nadir al-Badri also joined the ranks, gracing Wevie with additional tuba, midi trumpet, minature fretless bass, & occasional bee costume. He can often be seen at Wevie gigs dancing like John Travolta whilst encouraging the audience to speak into a tube. Wevie is a collective with Al at the helm during the writing & recording process, and at the rear during gigs, when Chris, Henry, Nanni, and sometimes Rich are the front men. Usually a 4 piece line up, sometimes a 5 piece, And even a 6 if you really want it bad. The Wevie live show consists of many things other than purely the music: onstage fighting, films, competitions, audience participation & a number of wigs are often just as much a part of the set. In December 2012 Wevie Stonder were cryogenically frozen in anticipation of the long awaited apocalypse prophesied by the Mayan calender. When the world as we know it didn’t actually end it was decided to let them continue sleeping until they were really needed. Due to the marvels of modern technology our heroes can be revived at the drop of a hat to bring their show of freaks to a town near you. You just have to say the word!
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Thursday, 19 July 2018 12:13

The Clash - The Magnificent Dance

The Clash were an English rock band formed in London in 1976 as a key player in the original wave of British punk rock. They have also contributed to the post-punk and new wave movements that emerged in the wake of punk and employed elements of a variety of genres including reggae, dub, funk, ska and rockabilly. For most of their recording career, the Clash consisted of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Joe Strummer, lead guitarist and lead vocalist Mick Jones, bassist Paul Simonon, and drummer Nicky "Topper" Headon. Headon left the group in 1982, and internal friction led to Jones' departure the following year. The group continued with new members, but finally disbanded in early 1986
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Thursday, 05 July 2018 12:48

Alice Cooper - I'm Eighteen

"Σκίσαμε τρία ή τέσσερα μαξιλάρια και ψεκάσαμε τα πούπουλα με δοχεία που είχαν CO2 και τα ανατινάξαμε προς το κοινό" θυμάται ο Κούπερ. "Εν μέσω αυτής της χιονοθύελλας των φτερών και τους ήχους της κιθάρας, συνέβη αυτό ... Κάποιος από το κοινό πέταξε ένα ζωντανό κοτόπουλο στη σκηνή". "Είμαι από το Ντιτρόιτ. Δεν είχα βρεθεί ποτέ σε φάρμα. Απλά σκέφτηκα: Έχει φτερά, είναι πουλί, μπορεί να πετάξει. Οπότε το πέταξα στον αέρα. Αλλά αντί το κοτόπουλο να ανοίξει φτερά και να πετάξει, όπως περίμενε – 'έσκασε' πάνω στο κοινό" έχει εξομολογηθεί με απολογητικό ύφος ο Κούπερ σε παλαιότερη συνέντευξή του. Την επόμενη μέρα οι εφημερίδες είχαν πρωτοσέλιδα "Ο Άλις Κούπερ έσφαξε ένα ζωντανό κοτόπουλο στη σκηνή, το έκοψε κομμάτια, δάγκωσε το κεφάλι του".
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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 09:16

The Nomads - Where the wolf bane blooms

The Nomads are a Swedish garage punk band founded in 1981 by Hans Östlund, Nick Vahlberg, Joakim Tärnström, and Ed Johnson. Today, Östlund and Vahlberg are the only members left of the original line-up. The band plays music influenced by the MC5, The Stooges, Roky Erickson, The Cramps, The Ramones, New York Dolls, and other early garage rock and punk bands. The Nomads have been an influential band in the Scandinavian garage rock and punk scenes, inspiring bands such as The Hives, Hellacopters, Gluecifer, and many others.
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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 09:36

Mercyful Fate - Into the Coven

This song describes a Satanic ritual where a follower gives his soul to the Devil. The lyric was written by the band's frontman King Diamond, who often wrote about Satanism. Guitarist Hank Shermann wrote the music.
This is a track from the first Mercyful Fate album, Melissa, which was a big influence on other metal bands. Metallica included part of the song on their Garage Inc. medley "Mercyful Fate."
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Monday, 02 July 2018 11:06

Demon Head - The Resistance

Denmark’s most authentic proto-metal project took shelter from the winter on 2016 and shook off the frost with their massive second full-length ‘Thunder on the Fields’. It was somewhat overlooked for it’s retro sound and stripped-down hard psych style. The allure of Demon Head is in their dark proto-metal sound that rolls out like a cleaned up Pentagram tape from the 70’s. The immediate draw for me towards Demon Head was the lightly baked vocals of M. Ferreira Larsen that have a perfect affectation for their style, his cadence is halfway between briefly NWOBHM/prog band Demon‘s Dave Hill and a touch of 90’s Glenn Danzig minus the hysterics. His tone brings some horror and darkness that few retro-referential groups manage and elevates the personality of their guitar driven rock music.
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