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Popcorn, Profumo and the Croydon Municipal

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In a world in which the legends of Nuggets, Rubble, Pebbles and Bam-Bam (come on.., someone has to do it sometime) long ago set the gold standard for on-going series of thematic compilations… in which Piccadilly Sunshine and Killed by …

Tracy Partridge – she made us happy

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Suzanne Crough, who died on April 27 aged 52, was the little sister that America didn’t know it needed – but which it was certainly happy it had. While her four televisual siblings… Keith and Laurie, Danny and the Christophers… could …

Kickstarting the Luck of Eden Hall

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Though it’s only six months since Spin Cycle last delved into the world of the Luck of Eden Hall, that was then and this is now.  Six months, after all, is a long time when your band never stops moving, …

The Bevis Frond – Past Times Ahead

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With a new album approaching, and a (nearly) thirty year catalog’s worth of reissues on the wind, it’s a good, if somewhat expensive, time to be a Bevis Frond fan. There’s twenty-four albums out there already, plus a bucketload of …

The Seventh Ring of Saturn – Ormythology

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It’s been a long time coming. Eight years have elapsed since the first Seventh Ring of Saturn album, a self-titled bundle of joy, was unleashed, since when Ted Selke and co have contented themselves only with carving sonic swathes through …

The Familiars – Martyred Hearts

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It’s almost two years since the Familiars – who, at the time, were unremarkably unFamiliar – released their debut album, CunningFolk; and six months since the follow up Martyred Hearts arrived to prove that it was no freak. A simple …

The Hare and the Moon – Witch Wood

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“There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile, “He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile; “He bought a crooked cat which caught a crooked mouse, “And they all lived together in a little crooked house.” …

Welcome to Quodonia!

Photo: Bryan Adams

The Frantic Four. Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan… yes, they were Status Quo between 1970 and 1976. And now the band are releasing some quality recordings of those days.