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The Lemonheads: still giving reasons for being around – the Evan Dando interview

Three decades after their first proper breakthrough this side of the Atlantic, The Lemonheads have lined up a 17-date UK and Irish tour to celebrate fifth LP, It’s a Shame About Ray, playing the album in full. The Boston outfit … Continue reading

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Dream on – catching up on The Orchids with John Scally

It’s always a pleasure to discover a band you previously knew little about, but instantly chimes with you. And that was the case for me in early 2017 when I chanced upon The Orchids live for the first time. When … Continue reading

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Pip Blom / San Lorenz – Preston, The Ferret

We waited a long time for this, but it was definitely worth the delay, Amsterdam visitors Pip Blom on fine form at The Ferret in Preston, Lancashire, more than seven months after they were first scheduled to visit. This four-piece … Continue reading

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The Woodentops /Uhr/ The Amber List – Preston, The Ferret

I can’t quite believe this was my first Woodentops sighting in 35 years. Last time was at 1987’s Glastonbury Festival, me a mere 19-year-old (still am in some respects, I know). Truth be told, I’d seen far too many bands … Continue reading

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The Members / Blow-Up – Preston, The Continental, Friday 4th February 2022

Two nights out in a row? What is this, 2019 or something? Well, daily figures suggest we’re far from over this damned virus, whatever those trying to save their political careers might try to spin. But there are positive signs … Continue reading

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WriteWyattUK’s year in quotes, 2021 – part one (January to June)

As another challenging year moves towards its stuttering conclusion, here’s the first half of my 12-month review of sorts, featuring quotes prised from the collected words of the WriteWyattUK website in 2021, involving the opening six months as the first … Continue reading

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Rage at the dying of the light – back into the world of David Lance Callahan, Dragon Welding, and The Wolfhounds

Of 22 acts on the NME’s celebrated C86 indie cassette compilation, The Wolfhounds, while uncompromising from day one, proved to be real slow-burners, given the benefit of 35 years’ hindsight. While Primal Scream and The Wedding Present found commercial success … Continue reading

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Making a vinyl connection with the Bunnyman – back in touch with Will Sergeant

Last time I saw Will Sergeant, I was barely two feet away from him on a Sunday night in the snug bar of The Continental, Preston, Lancashire, thrilling to the garage/surf punk spectacle and hearing sensation that is Michael & … Continue reading

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Preston Pop Fest 2021 – The Continental, Preston

They came from as far afield as Germany and Spain, Brighton, Glasgow, London, the Midlands, South Wales and South Yorkshire. Even Cleveland, Ohio. And you can only imagine how many Covid tests that involved. To paraphrase Kevin Costner’s Iowa farmer … Continue reading

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Coming to the boil – talking Hot Milk with Han Mee

It would be easy to surmise that power punk four-piece Hot Milk are on a high right now, main stage appearances at Leeds and Reading Festivals later this month being followed by the release of second EP, ‘I Just Wanna … Continue reading

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