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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: The Crookes – ‘Hold Fast’

Sheffield’s other favourite sons, The Crookes, have returned with their second album ‘Hold Fast’, released on esteemed indie label, Fierce Panda. Astoundingly, they’ve still not quite managed to break through, despite being championed early on by NME, then going on to produce an … Continue reading

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album: The Heartbreaks – ‘Funtimes’

The British coast has had it’s fair share of ridicule. Take indie demigod Morrissey, for example, denouncing “the seaside town that they forgot to bomb”, and that inescapable, grotesque image – the grotty pavement that kids are running riot over, … Continue reading

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