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Fylde under nature – talking The Membranes’ new record and much more with John Robb

It’s 35 years since music writer, Louder Than War founder and Membranes/Goldblade bass player/vocalist John Robb left the ‘Tatty Seaside Town’ later celebrated on 1988’s Kiss Ass … Godhead! LP. But he clearly still has plenty of time for his … Continue reading

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Public Service Broadcasting / Smoke Fairies – The Ritz, Manchester

It’s ironic that the night we decided to do without the car and took the train to Manchester, my better half and I were let down by public transport. Not so much Public Service Broadcasting as Replacement Bus Service, cheated … Continue reading

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The Subways – Manchester, The Ritz (May 8th, 2012)

There’s always been something about the notion of a three-piece band and how unexpectedly powerful such a stripped-down unit can be. Forget all the added extras. All you really need is bass, guitar and drums. The Jam are an obvious … Continue reading

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