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Reviews: Kælan Mikla, the Bordellos, Hawkwind, Mike Hurst, Vespero, the Orange Drop, Hello, James Young, E-Gone, Grit, Plankton, Bridget St John, Croydon Municipal, Blue Oyster Cult

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Kælan Mikla Kælan Mikla LP/download) (https://kaelanmikla.bandcamp.com) Kælan Mikla are Laufey Soffia, Sólveig Matthildur-Kristjánsdóttir and Margrét Rósa Dóru-Harrysdóttir, an Icelandic trio with roots that dangle both in avant-punk poetry and drifting, dreaming dark wave, but who blend them in a manner …

Hawkwind – scaling rock’s greatest family tree

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Reviewing what was then Hawkwind’s latest single, back in the late 1970s, the English New Musical Express responded to its title “25 Years” by asking “have they really been going that long?”  They hadn’t.  But today, the intrepid spacemen have …

Hawkwind: Lords of sword and sorcery Part 1

Of all the British festival circuit bands of the acid-drenched end of the ’60s, Group X — aka Hawkwind Zoo, aka Hawkwind as they finally christened themselves — seemed the least likely contenders for chart fame and a lifespan longer than a forgotten weekend.

And yet Hawkwind would become synonymous with the progressive-rock subgenre of space-rock and influence multitudes of future fellow travelers. This is their story.