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Zero

AND SO, IN THE INEVITABLE TRIAL BY 'BEST Of', Guy Chadwick stands for his verdict. Will he be lauded as the visionary who, with The House Of Love, took Bunnymen…

Pink Kross – ‘Chopper Chix From VP Hell’ review

On the cover three Glaswegian rock chicks sit astride their gleaming motorbikes, ready to rip down rock's highway with guitars blazing. They might come from the city of lo-fi, but this…

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Roman Candle / Elliott Smith

Under normal circumstances, we'd be advising these people to get out more. Clive and Martine are Broken Dog, a couple who function in the late 20th century without surnames and remain…

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Back To Bommershime

SUBJECTIVE AS FUN IS, THERE ARE doubtless people who consider Shonen Knife the last word in unbridled hilarity. Just pray that you don't know any of them. It's possible to…

Punch Drunkard

MAINSTREAM SUCCESS BECKONS FOR Elliott Smith in the wake of his Oscar-nominated [I]Good Will Hunting [/I]soundtrack. He's just signed a contract with Dreamworks and the recently released third album 'Either/Or'…

International Velvet

[a]Sleeper[/a]'s first law of female-fronted bands states that the charisma and mouth size of the singer shall be inversely proportional to that of the Sleeperblokes. Ergo, in any given song,…

Me / Skull Orchard

LO-FIDELITY ALLSTARS/INDIAN ROPEMAN/GLAMOROUS HOOLIGAN [I]London WC2 Astoria[/I] The first band is on and yet few people are here. Normally, you'd put this down to the fact it's only 7.30pm -…

The Great Crossover Potential

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE HEARD AN Other Band saying they're 'Big in Japan'? A lot, frankly. And The Yellow Monkey are no different: "We're really big in Japan," they…

Estate Style Entertainment

IN 1987, BRITISH MUSIC NEEDED A bit of overseas help. The Smiths had split, [I]NME[/I] readers' favourite band was The Wedding Present, Sigue Sigue Sputnik were the future of rock'n'roll,…

Va Va Voom

A RARE TALENT IN THE TRUEST sense of the word, Louisiana native Lucinda Williams has released only four albums in a career spanning 18 years. Drawing deep on her peripatetic…

Waved Out

AS EMBRACE ARE WONT TO TELL YOU, YOU should always come back to what you know. For one David Lewis Gedge, this is a self-penned encyclopedia entitled 1,001 Ways To…

El Nino

ECCENTRICITY AND AMATEURISM MIGHT BE virtues typically associated with the English, but Robert Pollard, singer with Ohio's Guided By Voices is no stranger to either. To the rest of the…