Niche Homo

Fanzine of the week #2 Over 50 pages of leftfield guitar-based music, good attitude with tasty DIY layout and graphics. The Ramleh interview is especially good, focussing just as much on their underrated guitar work as much as power electronics. They also ask Ramleh mainstay Gary Mundy about Croydon and dubstep artist Burial – a …

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September reading links

Who Makes The Nazis is a new blog which is “Keeping an eye on the neo-fascists currently burrowing their way into a subculture near you…” off to a good start with yet more on Tony Wakeford, but also some more general ruminations on the neofolk scene which are very well argued. I especially liked the …

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Cybore: Box Set Go

Cybore / Box Set Go. Matt owns a lot more boxsets than me: These Trojan sets, compiled by Steve Barrow, were the most accessible way to get into Black Ark stuff in the late eighties. They foreshadowed Barrow’s later work with the Blood & Fire label – incorporating great selection, sound quality and design. And …

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VDO Presents: The London Punk Tapes

Vagina Dentata Organ THE LONDON PUNK TAPES Exhibition 15 JULY – 26 SEPTEMBER, 2010 ARCHIVE La Ramblas 7, Barcelona 08002 During 1976 and 1977 Jordi Valls recorded live on nine audio cassettes some of the early punk gigs in London. These tapes, featuring The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Damned, Subway Sect, Billy Idol & …

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The Christmas Bunch: The incredible industrial-electro origins of Alison Goldfrapp

Having a rifle through my tunes tonight I rediscovered three releases from an obscure outfit called “The Christmas Bunch”. Like a fair proportion of my records, these were all bought second hand. In fact I think I grabbed them all for less than a quid over a few years in the late 80s. They sound …

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the twenty third gig I can remember going to

Click here for a complete list of entries in the series  “the first 23 gigs I can remember going to”. I got a “D” in my Psychology ‘A’ Level, and an “E” in Maths. I also completely fucked up Chemistry, again. My parents were both at work whilst I stared at the slip of paper which …

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The twenty second gig I can remember going to

Click here for a complete list of entries in the series  “the first 23 gigs I can remember going to”. 22. Throbbing Gristle Ltd. Astoria, 3rd June 1988. The Apocalypse Club put some good events on after the main gig of the night at the Astoria had finished. I remember weighing up whether I could get …

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The twenty first gig I can remember going to

Click here for a complete list of entries in the series  “the first 23 gigs I can remember going to”. 21. Skinny Puppy plus comedian. Fulham Greyhound, 21st May 1988. This was a really sunny day, so a bit of drinking outside the venue was called for. I can’t remember much about the Greyhound  except it was …

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