I Can Resist Anything But Temptation….

Resisting temptation? Trying to give something up? Trick is not to think about it. There you are, we obviously needed scientists to tell us that thinking about a cold beer on a hot day just makes it...

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We would go totally apeshit (Splatterheads)

Trebuchet interviews Sly, vocalist and guitarist for The Splatterheads, about their history and tentatively, the future of the parochial Australian rock labourer....

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Mozart Ideal For Rectal Probing

See, no-one mentions anything about how the patients felt about it. Personally, I'd be yelling out exactly where Wolfgang Ammadeus could stick his Magic Flute. Physicians who listen to Mozart...

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Loitered Lens: Catfight/Gasoline Thrill [Pics]

Catfight have forged a breathy reputation for getting dirty in UK venues since 2009, and giving you more rock for your pound. Prior to becoming Gasoline Thrill Trebuchet captured Catfight live at the...

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Mobilizing Society, Quickly

MIT researchers demonstrate ways to mobilize society quickly. Hint: they paid them. Last December UK students marched on Westminster to protest against a dramatic increase in tuition fees. Despite...

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Into The Unknown: Crushed Beaks – Think Lucky

For the first time in this position I didn’t have anything in mind for this article. Usually something is on the tip of my audio tongue. Not this month. It left me in quite an exciting position...

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Organic matter found in Space

It's not quite extraterrestrial life, but it's certainly a step towards finding something of that ilk. Stars, it appears, can create complex organic compounds. Complex compounds such as?...

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King Midas Sound – Without You

King Midas Sound's Without You bathes in beefy bass. Dark, off-kilter bass music. Hyperdub Records are justifiably famous for it. Steve Goodman's London label has been dropping achingly edgy...

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Yann Novak – Presence

Electronic music is now more ubiquitous than schoolboy garage rock bands ever were. And where schoolboy garage bands once plagued their classmates into spending Saturday evenings at church halls and...

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Open Letter to Simon Cowell Gathers Pace

Happy Ending Update! ITV Producers have announced that X-Factor band "Rhythmix" will change their name. Hooray! Original news piece follows Simon Cowell and childrens' charity Rhythmix....

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From Shiny Things to Silliness – Frieze Overview

Frieze was a fantastic opportunity to see a so many of the world’s top artists and galleries in one place. With a multitude of  styles and genres on show from over 170 galleries from...

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Metahub – Nuit Blanche, Amiens 2011

Digital Arts: Flash in the pan, light at the end of the tunnel or oncoming train wreck.  Amiens, France 15th October  This year saw a conjunction between digital artists in the UK and...

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Catch 22 writer, Joseph Heller, enjoyed WW2

Continuing with the Trebuchet-News inadvertent sub-theme in which we look at interesting letters which just happen to be for sale in prominent auction houses, today's news story concerns Joseph...

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Hectic Zeniths – 2011 Album Review

Hectic Zeniths are playing a dangerous game. It’s hard to describe the sound that pervades these tracks without recalling two very famous albums,  the very mention of which is likely to...

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The Beatles – take them off your hands for less than a tenner

The Beatles first manager dropped the band….for £9 Those poor old Beatles fellas. On November 15th Christies will auction a letter penned by Paul McCartney in 1960, hoping to find a...

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Anglicanism, animism, atheism and assessments. In Nigeria

News of my atheism seems to have spread.  I’ve not exactly been evangelical about it – in fact I’ve barely mentioned it.  But when a colleague with whom I have never even...

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Mars landing vehicle digs deep

As previously reported here in Trebuchet, NASA plans to land a car-sized exploration vehicle on the Gale crater on Mars next August. In a follow-up to the original press statement, NASA have made...

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Kid Koala – Space Cadet

Typical. You wait all year for an album playing on the sound of the internal mechanisms of the piano, and then two turn up within a fortnight.  On first impressions, Kid Koala's Space Cadet...

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Sex and booze and Rock ‘n’ Roll

The average US adolescent is heavily exposed to alcohol brand references in popular music. An appropriate story for Sunday morning, as the overpriced alcohol many of you slurped last night works its...

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Loitered Lens: Black Nazarene [Pics]

Black Nazarene Website. Images by Carl Byron Batson 2011. ...

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Fabrics Remix Competition

The remix competition, it's been around as a concept for quite a while now. Occasionally resulting in some significant new directions for dance.  The remix competition, it's been around...

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Takako Shimizu – Piecemaker Exhibition 2011

Mosaic sculptor Takako Shimizu explores the other facets of Glass.  It’s clear that while glass heats to a liquid state and cools to become a solid, something of its liquid nature always...

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Essential oils not so cuddly

It's been obvious for a long time that sniffing hippies can be dangerous to your health. The stink of patchouli in the morning has long been associated with horrible student accommodation,...

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Glasvegas to Play special one-off KOKO show

Scottish rock melodicists Glasvegas are to play KOKO on Monday October 24th.  Tickets here: website...

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DJ Food. Magpies, Maps and Moons EP & Live Review

DJ Food – Magpies, Maps and Moons EP If nothing else, DJ Food provides NinjaTune with continuity. By now verging on the status of a legacy act, the item has been around as long as the label...

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Amon Tobin brings ISAM back to London

Be very quick, this will sell out in the next few hours! Amon Tobin returns to the UK with the astounding live show for his 'Isam' album.  HMV FORUM, London. 23rd Nov w/ Slugabed, DJ Set...

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How hemp got high

 A team of researchers led by Drs Jon Page and Tim Hughes from Canada sequenced DNA from the potent Purple Kush (PK) marijuana strain Taiwanese pottery shards dating from the Tapenkeng culture...

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iconAclass: Powers that be interview

Powers that be: Will Brooks, hip hop’s transgressor and previously dälek, steps into the light as iconAclass.  Hip hop that referenced musique concrete and My Bloody Valentine,...

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NASA to land car-sized rover on Mars

Gale crater, just below the equator of Mars, is set to receive its first significant activity in three and a half billion years. Scheduled for August 2012, a capsule will break its fall by popping a...

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Ideageneration present album art by Storm Thorgerson

Far from being a dead art, the album cover as a statement has developed and adapted to its newest, most challenging form – the tiny square on the display of an iPod. In spaces so small, only...

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