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The Wattles @ The Vanguard, 15th Jul

SHOW NOTES “The Wattles are out in full-band form for the first time tonight but swiftly establish this isn’t their first time around the block. Precise musical talent shines across the board and is paired with some smoky and rich songwriting – it may seem cool and cerebral to the touch, but under the surface […]

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Selfish Sons @ Oxford Art Factory, 13th Mar

SHOW NOTES “Look, Selfish Sons have got the perfect three-piece guitar model *down*. But! There’s clearly something else going on when they can land stuff that would normally belong in the trick bags of Fallout Boy and – no kidding – Fleetwood Mac. There is much going on here, and much to investigate further. Get […]

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Redferrie @ Oxford Art Factory, 13th Mar

SHOW NOTES “Redferrie are only a year old, and carry all the recklessness of youth with them. This is a sparkling set and it shows just how much fun you can have when you don’t give a damn – or at least when you are just plain surprised that your messing about sounds this much […]

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The Tints @ Oxford Art Factory, 13th Mar

SHOW NOTES “The Tints have got more tunes than will fit in their baggage allowance. They’re at their best in the back half of this set though, when they chug and fly, with songs that are restrained in the whole but have so much filling it’ll make you puke. Bursting with flavour.” LEARN MORE Facebook […]

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Married Man @ The Lansdowne, 8th Mar

SHOW NOTES “Before a prize fight, everyone’s just hanging around until the contenders arrive. It doesn’t matter if you’re stacked, no-one’s going to mistake you for a *real* heavyweight. Married Man are heavyweights. You just know it when you see it.” LEARN MORE Facebook | Instagram Subscribe to The Underground Stage Playlist Thirty freshly-released goodies […]

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Bruise Pristine @ The Lansdowne, 8th Mar

SHOW NOTES “Bruise Pristine mean it more than you do. When other, wimpier, bands might think they’ve done enough to get their message across, Bruise Pristine are just getting warmed up. Think you’ve got enough distortion and squall and protest and anger? You’re Bob Dylan *before* he went electric compared to this lot. For Bruise […]

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Le Pie @ The Lansdowne, 8th Mar

SHOW NOTES “Le Pie sings and drums and so what we get here is a set defined by voice and rhythm, not genre. The songs don’t easily fit alongside each other – one second it’s classic and full of soul, the next it sounds like Japandroids. It really shouldn’t work, but it obviously does, the […]

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Hedy Lamarr @ The Lansdowne, 8th Mar

SHOW NOTES “Hedy Lamarr might be angry but but they channel it through so much tune it’s easy to find yourself halfway through a dance before you realise you’re being told off. Wrapping the razor wit and deep-cut vitriol in B-52s harmonies and Breeders songs is a masterstroke. You might be dancing now, but you’ll […]

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Boysnlove @ The Lansdowne, 8th Mar

SHOW NOTES “If there’s anything wrong with Boysnlove in theory or practice, no-one’s found it yet. An immaculate set of subtlety and strength, of power used wisely, and just some of the loveliest damn songs going.” LEARN MORE Facebook | Instagram Subscribe to The Underground Stage Playlist Thirty freshly-released goodies from the very best new […]