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Straylings: Live Review

The Straylings are getting it right, but the kindling stayed wet. The constant churn of styles in the bitter quest for hipness has delivered another pleasure: Straylings. They have pedigree and talent but it's live (read more)

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Raffertie: Mass Appeal

Continuing to pick and choose from dance music's ever-expanding past for seams of inspiration, Raffertie's single most endearing talent as a musician is that he references without trapping himself too deeply in the tropes and (read more)

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Inverloch Sign to Relapse

Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of Melbourne, Australia’s doom-dwellers Inverloch.  Featuring 2/4 of the legendary diSEMBOWELMENT, INVERLOCH (Matthew Skarajew – Guitars, Paul Mazziotta – Drums, Ben James – Vocals, Mark Cullen (read more)

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Punishment Park

As the UK slips further towards the more and more real prospect of a police state — some, myself included, would argue we're already there — this 40th anniversary Blu-ray edition of Peter Watkin's Punishment (read more)

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Interesting Times: SOPA

Politics has rarely concerned itself with the intelligent. The art of persuasion is neutered by the intelligent person's demands for data. Where will the money for schools, libraries, hospitals come from? Those pesky intellectuals always (read more)