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Playlist #16: Loving the Alien

It’s 40 years since David Bowie unleashed Ziggy Stardust onto an unsuspecting world. Marc Hall celebrates the milestone, playlist style! 40 years ago this month – June 6, 1972 to be precise, David...


Playlist #15: The Summer Festival

With summer festival season underway, we thought we’d cut through the line-up confusion and pick 10 of the best from 2012′s crop… As I sit and write this, the sun is beginning to...

Kurt Cobain

Playlist #14: The Replacements

Marc Hall takes a look at the curious lack of a fuss when it comes to drafting in a new band member to keep the show on the road… Sometime a little bit...


Playlist #13: Introducing Deep Hedonia

Their first gig just around the corner, we invited Deep Hedonia in to give us an insight into their eclectic tastes, and perhaps a hint of what we can expect of their shows…...

Margot & Richie, The Royal Tenenbaums

Playlist #12: Wes Anderson

Definition of QUIRKY: “adjective strikingly unconventional or given to idiosyncrasies.” Part of the process of commodification for the purpose of selling a product to the largest audience possible means sticking a label on...

Beastie Boys: Diamond, Yauch and Horovitz

Playlist #11: Songs for MCA

Tough to write but easy to listen to, the latest playlist remembers Adam Yauch and the music he created with his band, The Beastie Boys… There’s an unwritten rule about playlists, mix-tapes or...

RSD Raw Power

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...