Sick Scenes – Los Campesinos: Album Review

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Out Now on Wichita Recordings

Los Campesinos return after a four-year hiatus with an album that simply drips with angst and rattles with the sound of a soul in torment.

Any temptation you may feel to offer words of comfort and assurance that things will be alright to this band of troubled troubadours should be resisted on two counts. Firstly, they probably won’t be and secondly the muse of misery has led to the creation of something quite special.

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I Me Mine – The Extended Edition: George Harrison – Book Review

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Genesis Publications

Available February 21st 2017

An essential and beautifully presented testament to one of the most unobtrusive of musical icons.

I Me Mine was originally published in 1980 and grew from a series of conversations between George Harrison and former Beatles press officer Derek Taylor. The extended edition however, encompasses all of Harrison’s writings between 1963 and 2001 and features an updated introduction by Olivia Harrison and new cover art by Shepard Fairey.

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Damned Damned Damned 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition – Album Review

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CD/LP/DL  – BMG out February 17th

 An adrenalin-fuelled distillation of the true spirit of the period 

To coincide with the 40th Anniversary of the release of the first album by a British Punk band, BMG are releasing a re-mastered version of the classic debut by the definitive punk band. Rest assured, any work that has been done at the mixing desk does nothing to detract from the explosive power of the original record.

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Still Got The Fever – Ian McNabb Interview

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Ian McNabb talks exclusively to Shadow of a Dream about his forthcoming album ‘Star Smile Strong’ and life as a truly independent artist.

Sometime soon, avid customers will be taking delivery of a highly anticipated new album. Its arrival will be made even more special by the fact that it is despatched straight from the artist himself.

Ian McNabb is a songwriter of the highest class. A man who has always excelled at the ‘Holy Trinity’ of his craft; lyrics, melody and arrangement and who spices his work with signature and formidable guitar work and one of the best voices around. These may seem obvious, even old fashioned virtues, but the reality is that their rarity in the modern music business makes him an artist to truly cherish.

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