Texaco faces fines of £5bn

Oil giant Texaco faces fines of £5bn after a court decides they were culpable for the pollution of the large parts of the amazon, casuing crop failure and cancers amongst the people of the...

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Fade to Black by Bill Hale 1982-84

Metallica have been the kings of hard rock for three decades and are still kicking ass and taking names the way they did as fresh faced metallers all those years ago. It’s a testament to their...

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Malaysian Government bans Valentines Day

The Malaysian Government is stepping up it's campaign to make Valentines Day celebration's socially unacceptable.  Deputy Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin claims that the amorous...

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Rival Sons – Rival Sons EP

Vocalist Jay Buchanan belts out his lyrics with the melody of Robert Plant, the tone of Steven Tyler and the swagger of David Coverdale. Fuzzed up bluesy rock riffs provide meaty instrumental hooks...

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Yemeni and Algerian Protests Dispersed

Following the success of the protests in Egypt similar anti-government protests in Algeria and Yemen have ignited against what the protester's claim are similarly repressive regimes. ...

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Disappears – Guider

Minimalism is a curious concept. In the current musical climate it usually manifests itself in the form of scratchy, barely-there snatches of sound and the vapour trails of vague melodies. It usually...

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Artist’s Implanted Camera is Rejected

The BBC reports that Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal's implanted headcam has been rejected by his body.  Bilal says he will continue to post images to his website from a camera placed around...

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Lost in New Jersey 4: Intermediary of an Ethic

Lost in New Jersey 4: Intermediary of an Ethic. Photographic series by Matt Coleman...

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Yuck – Yuck

Slacker pop returns. Yuck hail from London with a sound that comes directly from 1990s. As much Pavement as Dinosaur Jnr, as much Yo La Tengo as Teenage Fanclub, as much tribute as triumph. A lot of...

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Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi

When Anna Calvi sings 'Desire' I feel it. Deep down within in the most dramatic histrionic part of my heart there is a swelling. The waves of reverb and brash surf guitar match the oceanic...

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Make better Music 30: Simplicity

Make better Music 30: Simplicity. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Ecological Mutiny: The Paintings of Adam Bloom.

Adam Bloom’s paintings of blood and bone are a strange attractor, holding the viewer quiet and nervous with their dreamlike and symbolic depictions of humanity. The imagery is at once horrific...

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Salem in Stoke Newington: Delaine Le Bas

It is a rare occasion when one encounters a Minnie Mouse doll and is simultaneously delighted and extremely disturbed. Welcome to Delaine Le Bas’s Witchunt: a riot of joyful colour and texture,...

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No smoke without Fire: Innocent Criminals

Portia claims that there are over 3000 people falsely imprisoned in the UK and yet the general public remain largely unaware. Stretched organisations across the UK help the families of those...

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Lost in New Jersey 3: Transcendent Spirit

Lost in New Jersey 3: Transcendent Spirit. Photographic series by Matt Coleman...

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Shea Seger – Borderline

From the heights to the home, the light remains undimmed. Shea Seger has had a long strange road on her musical journey. In 2001 the plucky Texan waif seemed set for a long life on the broad stage;...

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White Wizzard – Over the Top

Stand up for metal From the whiplash sustained during the opening avalanche of riffage it is painfully apparent that White Wizzard's debut release ‘Over the Top’ means to raze banal...

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Make Better Music 29: Disrespect

dropcap style=”font-size:100px; color:#992211;”I/dropcap stumbled over this idea a long time ago, and it was a hard step for me to take. I’m a respectful person, especially regarding...

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Martin Simpson – The Green Note

A guitarist, a storyteller and a legend walked into a bar. This is no joke, this is Martin Simpson. He held the room with his words, singing about rebellion, war and romance. We travelled the world...

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Loving Noise: Different Class Radio

Different Class Radio is an internet radio station that slips quality under the commercial radar, discovering new talent, and bringing a critical focus to past masters on the verge of obscurity. More...

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Balloon and Needle: Cafe OTO

As Avant-Garde as all that: Korean sonic collective Balloon and Needle distort the medium. Cracked electronics, chin stroking and a serious aversion to anything fun, Avant-garde music can be a real...

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Lost in New Jersey 2: Seemingly Natural

Lost in New Jersey 2: Seemingly Natural. Photographic series by Matt Coleman...

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How do I look: Robert Mapplethorpe?

Glossy photographs in glossy frames create the perfect environment for glossy fashionistas in Alison Jaques gallery. ‘Curated by Scissor Sisters’. Need the gay fashion pack know more?...

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RadioSeed – There Has To Be More

Happy, clappy ambience is one thing but There Has To Be More. Hence why RadioSeeds’s soft electronic debut is something of a mixed bag. An album with enough foresight can really give you an...

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Make Better Music 28: Revolution not Evolution

Make Better Music 28: Revolution not Evolution. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Prodigy vs Mutiny: Art’s Promising Future? Pt. Two

This review is the second chapter in my critical assessment, Part 1 examined Future Map 10, a pretentious and ostentatious shindig overly concerned with prestige. In this second chapter I am...

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Stateless – Matilda

Who are Stateless? Do they even know? Just how much can be crammed into a band’s sound? Can anyone try to cover, absorb and assimilate everything in their lives, minds and playlists while still...

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Couslon resigns as phone tapping case continues

Andy Coulson the UK PM's director of communications has resigned today over increasing allegations regarding phonetapping while he was editor at News of the World. In a statement released today...

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Lost in New Jersey 1: Spirals of Meaning

Lost in New Jersey 1: Spirals of Meaning. Photographic series by Matt Coleman...

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Prodigy vs Mutiny: Art’s Promising Future? Pt. One

Prodigy vs Mutiny: Art’s Promising Future? Pt. One...

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