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A Tune A Day

WHEN ELLIOTT SMITH FIRST shuffled from the shadows, there was some doubt that the planet really needed another sensitive singer-songwriter chronicling the lot of the thrift-store loser. By the time…

Reinventing Punctuation

TIMES ARE TOUGH FOR THOSE OF A JUVENILE BENT. But luckily, The Supernaturals have seen through it all. Realising that pre-millennial tension is a rubbish idea invented by a barmy…

Hated In The Nation

BLOODY IRRITATING. THAT IS HOW SALAKO HAVE chosen to portray themselves in their whimsical interviews and fanciful press releases about cream cakes and farm animals. Juvenile Rag Week humour meets…

Aphrodite & Mickey Finn Present The Takeover Bid

A NOTE FOR YOUNGER READERS: you may wish to ask your parents' permission before reading this. That's because we're talking about the late GG Allin, performance rock'n'roll artiste and foul-mouthed…

London Kentish Town Forum

The smooth criminals of slicked-back slink-rap can do no wrong with Warrington's partisan party posse. Led Zep guitar riffs, dapper zoot suits, nudge-nudge references to pharmaceuticals and urban mischief: it…

London Camden Dingwalls

THEY SHAG TRAMPS, YOU KNOW. OR AT least, they used to sing songs about it. But the problem with having MTV jump like a pack of hungry hyenas on 'Hobo…

We Rock Hard

THE MEEK, OF COURSE, SHALL INHERIT the earth. Eventually. Which is good news for self-effacing, patient types like Seattle's Harvey Danger, who waited six years before making their first record…

Scene from 6am

HOMECOMING QUEENIE PERCHED ON a rocky coast in deepest Dorset, sleepy Bridport is Polly Harvey's home turf. Approaching this outpost of rural Britain on humid summer nights, you half expect…

Honey I’m Homely!

THE SCENE IS THIS: FOUR childhood friends celebrate the end of their exams in a Dublin recording studio, accompanied by a bevy of musical acquaintances. The hours are wee; the…

99th Dream

JERRY DAMMERS COULD NEVER HAVE EXPECTED IT. While we Brits sat stroking our original singles, the Americans reinvented ska as a megabuck monster. Dance Hall Crashers - who take their…

Theaudience

ACCORDING TO THE [I]TURD Polisher's Handbook[/I], there are two methods of jump-starting a failed early-'90s career in pop music. You could change your name, get your bassist's hair cut, draft…

Only Forever

REMEMBER WHEN INDIE POP WAS MADE BY indie kids trying to be pop, rather than pop kids trying to be indie? When instead of attractive, fresh-faced sorts like Robbie Williams…