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Sweat Little Rock And Roller – Lauran Hibberd Gets Islington Steamy

She's a bobby socked stomping indie-slacker guitar thumper who's going to grind and slide all over 2020...

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Desperately Seeking The Miraculous

Clad in black, with a grave yard bottle of Cherry B. Eyeliner tears streaked our faces as we listened to 'What Difference Does It Make'. Do you remember? Desperate Journalist takes us back there....

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Craic is pretty moreish!

Trebuchet slides its way down to Islington on a snowy St Patrick's Day to bear witness to the Country stylings of ex-Popster Derek Ryan....

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Triple Threat: Charlotte Branson [Interview]

In conversation with pop's brave new hope for hopeful, brave pop...

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Waiting on the Sun (Jule Vera)

While Jule Vera wait for summer, the listener waits for an original hook....

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It’s Real, Darling! Real Estate (Roundhouse, 13 June 2017)

Summer energy (of the welcome kind) comes to Camden ...

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Broken Beats, Split Personalities: Stranger (Joanne Pollock)

Frosty and frantic - there are two sides to the iceberg that is Joanne Pollock's debut...

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Part Time Punks Sessions (Inhalt)

Is contemporary artists carrying on the electronic traditions of the 1980s: a cultural ourobouros or just clean fun?...

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(Other People’s) Hooks in the Millions (Olsson)

Destined to be discarded, Olsson pushes the right buttons with Millions. Just not hard enough....

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Loitered Lens: Wildwood Kin

A rare harmony engulfs Islington's Academy as Wildwood Kin cast their melodic spell...

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Sylvan Dreaming with the Wildwood Kin

Sister act Wildwood Kin prove the rule of harmonious juxtaposition at Islington Academy...

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How Deep is Your Mom? (Tragedy, Live in Liverpool)

have seen many things in my years of gigging. Some were merely strange. Others, I would have put down to other things influencing me if there weren’t any photographic proof: people suspending...

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The Joy of Sex and Chestwigs (Tragedy)

Tragedy do one thing and they do it well...

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Loitered Lens: Last Great Dreamers

Viddy those droogs! Last Great Dreamers put on a horrorshow sloochattening at the Hope and Anchor. Photos...

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Loitered Lens: Sam Lavery

Warming up the crowd for Matt Goss, Sam Lavery proves that she too can spellbind a crowd...

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Loitered Lens: Matt Goss

Extravaganza! Matt Goss lights up the Shepherd's Bush Empire. Photos...

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Loitered Lens: Nova Neon

Heavy alt-pop stylings at the launch of Nova Neon's debut album...

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Black Swan, White Swan: Bloom Twins, Nambucca

Skinnycandy gets a dose of stream of consciousness at the appropriately Joycean Bloom Twins...

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Crackling Fuzz and Feelgood Soul: Blues Pills and Kadaver at Koko

Pop, blues, groove. Camden's Koko samples all three with Kadaver and Blues Pills. ...

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Earworms: A Guide to Making Them, And Getting Rid of Them

Why some songs get stuck in your head ...

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Between the covers: I Could Be Happy (Nouvelle Vague)

Delightful subtlety and sumptuous variance - Nouvelle Vague...

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Be As Vile as You Want to Be (Man and the Echo, Lexington)

Trebuchet reports on Man and the Echo at the Lexinton, and finds no need to be vile...

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Loitered Lens: Man and the Echo

Photos of political popsters Man and the Echo at the Lexington, London...

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Loitered Lens: Anabella’s Bow Wow Wow & Ed Tudor Pole

Photos of two eighties icons unlikely to crop up on safe pop nostalgia tours...

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Loitered Lens: The SoapGirls

Pink, glitter, punk, gritty. Photographs of The SoapGirls at The Dublin Castle, London. ...

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Loitered Lens: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Photos from the visual extravaganza that was Kyary Pamyu Pamyu at Camden's Koko in July 2016...

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(Clean) Flesh and Feminism. The SoapGirls (Interview)

Squeaky clean or down and dirty? You decide. The Soap Girls bare (almost) all....

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Loitered Lens: Brian Wilson

Photos of Brian Wilson performing live at Primavera Porto...

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Cross The Verge into the Summer Sun (Joana Serrat)

Several songs in search of a style, Cross the Verge is random jukebox gold...

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Loitered Lens: Pentatonix

Photos from the Pentatonix show at Brixton Academy...

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