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  • Shit the bed, mateys. Shit it real good. How you doing? Sorry we've been a bit silent these last few days. Friday was the epitome of ball-ache. We had to see a Draper about a drum kit, in that he's been looking after it faithfully since about September last year, and to be fair we should have picked the bastard up a lot sooner than, well, Friday but fucking hell we have been busy. It is a small miracle we didn't put our back out picking up the Roland V-Drums super heavy frame. We mean, when does portability even factor in to a drummer's career? Never, that's when. That's probably why we packed it all in and turned to the proverbial dark side of the musical force; that, and because we needed a job or at least the illusion thereof to throw mummy and daddy off our employment case. We then made it in the office just in time to sort Remi Miles' logistics for his stint of Dot To Dot dates. Actually, that's a fib. We got Ben to do it. Although we did have to ask him no fewer...

[Interview: Broken Fires]

  Shit the bed, mateys. Shit it real good. How you doing? Sorry we’ve been a bit silent these last few days. Friday was the epitome of ball-ache. We had to see a Draper about a drum kit, in that he’s been looking after it faithfully since about September last year, and to be fair … Read more

[Track Of The Day (Premiere): GØSPEL "Ain't Gonna Let You In"]

It’s the end-ish of Mental Health Awareness Week, around about nowish. Yeah, we didn’t know that either until about an hour ago, thanks to some nifty social media reminders by some pretty brave people who are seemingly unafraid to draw the associated insinuations of such a proclaimation by those who like to insinuate. Actually it … Read more

[Track Of The Day: JUDAS "Youth Of The Young Age"]

It’s fairly obvious, even though it took us 30 years to figure out, that we have a rather addictive personality. Addictive in the sense that we occasionally become so obsessed with things to the point that we can’t really remember why we’re obsessed with them. Once upon a time it was buying a new game … Read more

[Track Of The Day: Cute Mess "Out Of Breath"]

  Yeahyeahyeah, Brighton-this, Great Escape-that. We’ve positively expunged any remaining memories or any sense of nostalgia that may have accumulated over the previous 72+ hours, mainly as we’re still very much exhausted. We didn’t party that hard; and we didn’t set foot in the Queen’s Hotel once for the duration to partake in what we’re … Read more

[Track Of The Day: Cassels "Hating Is Easy"]

We’re in the process of writing our first mailshot for the first time in three-ish years. It has been so long that we had forgotten the logins, which is bloody hilarious in itself given that we often pride ourselves on our super-adhesive memory. Which can be equally a blessing as it is a curse. The … Read more

[Track Of The Day: Service Bells "Undertaker"/"Almost/Never"]

Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuyappy Monday. Early start huh? Gotta get a jump on shit? Sure sure, us too. It’s Great Escape week. So far it is looking like it will be great, but not so much an escape for yours truly. Not only have we somehow stepped up our promotional output in the live context in that we … Read more

[Track Of The Day: Randa "Rangers"]

What a fucking shit day. Yeeeeeeeah, you know why. Po-po-politicking. You’d have thought given that we spend most of our days in one of the most back-stabby line of works that ever was that perhaps someone amongst us would have been able to predict the Tories would consume their own coalition buddies instead of really … Read more

[Track Of The Day: Spears "Little White Lights"]

Let’s talk about the confidence of youth. Like a fucked-up and somewhat lengthier version of that scene out of In The Loop – whereby Malcolm Tucker lays the proverbial smackdown of some senior member of the US executive who happens to be the physical age of about a 9 year old – artists, particularly the … Read more

[Track Of The Day: Overcoats "Walk On"]

Tuesday has effed us right in the A already. It is as if yet another Bank Holiday didn’t take place yesterday. It seems more like peeps have just been using that day to gather their collective dark forces with the intention of making today as against-the-ropes as they possibly can. Still, we’re taking it in … Read more

[Track Of The Day: Hey Bulldog "Makin' Friends Not Millionaires"]

What is uuuuuuuuuup. Yeah we’re good thanks. Good Bank holibob? Catch some of those rays? We didn’t. Not more than 5 hours after leaving the fabulous Koko venue – complete with wonderful performances from Rat Boy, Pretty Vicious and Felix from The Maccabees who can broadly be described as the most geezerish (in the best possible way) … Read more