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album: The Crookes – ‘Soapbox’

Emblazoned with the freewheeling spirit of the Beat Generation, 2012 saw The Crookes hone their penchant for tightly constructed, unashamed pop songs with Hold Fast, none more pertinently than on the almost-cinematic, cascading sunset-gorged melancholy of ‘Sal Paradise’, poetically capturing the essence of Jack … Continue reading

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album: Peace – ‘In Love’

Peace are the poster-boys for B-Town, West Madlands, or whatever the kids are calling it these days; it’s the most exciting music scene in the UK. And for that there’s good reason: fusing indie with everything from baggy and britpop to … Continue reading

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album: Suede – ‘Bloodsports’

Suede, the androgynous Britpop progenitors and swaggering glam-guitar brutes with a precise touch for both gloriously romantic melodrama and melancholy balladry, have always been a polarising band. Whether it be the occasional drug-addled pomposity of frontman Brett Anderson (eventually leading … Continue reading

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