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Playlist #10: Record Store Day

Marc Hall considers the virtues of the indie record shop, the past weekend’s Record Store Day serving to jump-start his memory… Saturday 21 April was the annual Record Store Day. There’s a certain...

George Harrison

Playlist #9: Happy Easter / Jesus Songs

Especially for Easter weekend, Marc Hall takes a look at music’s long-running relationship with religion, with particular reference to JC… As with its Christmas sibling, Easter is a holiday gifted to us in-part...

Pulp at Leeds 2002

Playlist #8: Nice Surprises

Let Marc Hall lead the way with a roller-coaster ride of revelations… Two weeks have now passed since The Double Negative road trip to ATP, in which we’ve had time to digest the sonic...

All Tomorrows Parties 2012

Playlist #7: All Tomorrow’s Parties

This weekend The Double Negative embarks on a trip to Butlins, Minehead.  Alas, our reasons are not to watch Chico, or admire the sublime skills of the super-talented Red Coats. No, we’re off...

Richard Cheese and Lounge Against The Machine, pop cover-ers extraordinaire

Playlist #6: Pop Covers

Marc Hall takes a look at the growing instances of the indie kid breathing new life into the pop classic, and vice-versa(?)… I heard recently that local X Factor favourite Marcus Collins was...

Wall-E, FACT Liverpool

Playlist #5: Love Films (The Remix)

With the V word on every ad man’s lips, Marc Hall takes a skewed look at love and sex in the movies… The shops are full of tacky plastic hearts, you’re being encouraged...

Debbie Harry

Playlist #4: All Hail 1981

Marc Hall evaluates the lasting impact of 1981 on the musical landscape… 1981 is not the first year that comes to mind when you think of those defining music history.  Rising from the...

The Muppets

Playlist #3: It’s Time to Play the Music!

Ahead of their big screen return, Marc Hall takes a look at the enduring musical legacy of The Muppets! Hollywood seems to be stuck on repeat.  In 2011, 8 out of the top 10 grossing...


Playlists #2: In The Cut?

On the eve of the New Year, Marc Hall considers the fine margins between the haves and the have nots of the past year. As 2011 passes into the history books, all that’s...