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Moonpix

Enter the domain of pop discourse and you will find that the term 'mad' has been debased beyond usefulness. In actual fact, mental illness and a career in rock tend…

London Shepherd’s Bush Empire

It's a post-grunge, raga-jazz thing, a trail of art noise minimalism, a lo-fi thriller with emotions dense and bloody. All of the above are partially true, but no description entirely…

A Walk In The Park

WHILE THERE'S LITTLE consolation for those picking bits of broken heart out of the carpet, one thing to bear in mind is happiness will never have such a magnificent -…

Selected Funks

TRANSIENT AND UNPREDICTABLE BEASTS, lodgers. They smarm their way into your home as perfect guests: considerate, witty and charming, a vibrant addition to the household. Then they trash the spare…

Zwischen Den Orten

THE STRIKE BOYS KNOW THE SCORE. EVEN from their home town of Nuremberg in Germany, they could sense our nation's despair with the lumbering Frankenstein's monster that is big beat.…

Can-I-Bus

FOR A CERTAIN BREED OF AMERICAN rock'n'roller, there's nothing cooler than the short-order cook from Texas who once saw mighty strange lights in the skies over Dallas. Caked in pan-grease…

Viewpoints

[I]"IF BORING IS THE NORM, I'M THE ANTONYM"[/I], garrulous rap newcomer Canibus informs us during the opening track of his debut LP. [I]"Put me in the same category you would…

The Cappuccino Songs

LIKE PUNK BEFORE IT, JUNGLE MAY be the soundtrack to the metropolis but its true heartland has always been the deathly dull suburbs and stagnant commuter towns that circle London…

Station To Station/Low/Heroes/Stage

NOTHING AFFECTS A POP STAR LIKE growing old. Short of ideas, sick of touring and faced with plummeting sales, most are overcome by a desire to take up painting, get…

Rise Up!

HE MIGHT HAVE FLOATED himself on the stock market recently, but there was a time when David Bowie was close to the zeitgeist. In 1976, he introduced himself as The…

Fragments Of A Lucky Break

ON JUNE 13, 2000, HAVING OVERSEEN THE Apocalypse, The Antichrist will walk the Earth alone. No longer will mortals throw sticks at him. No, he shall walk freely in his…

Donkeys ’92-97

WHAT MATTERS MOST TO THE true indie snob is not that they actually like a band, but that everybody else must hate them. Therein lies the root of the smug…