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Mind’s eye: Sophrosyne and SALÒ

SALÒ – Glock 17 Genre: Post-Punk, Pop Punk, New wave The music grouped under the “post-punk” umbrella is all about discomfort. It’s not the kind with which noise artists operate. It’s the anxiety of regular life, of bad conversations, bad…
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Interview with Patrick Tape Fleming of Gloom Balloon

An insightful interview with Patrick Tape Fleming, the man behind the innovative indie-rock project Gloom Balloon. In this one, we get to talk about the earliest Gloom Balloon influences, just how important the Beatles and Stevie Wonder have been in shaping their more…
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Tugboat Captain - Day To Day

Writing sad bastard music isn’t as is as easy some would claim. Crawling into bed with a gallon of ice-cream is much easier! Still, even more courageous, is powering through it all and writing a deceptively joyous tune about your experience. That’s what…
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Folk Devils - Forever

The late 1980s in Britain were a fertile period for post punk tales of calamity. One of the more interesting groups to emerge out of that period were Folk Devils, whose songwriter Ian Lowery had been at the helm of another legendary group, Ski Patrol. Folk Devils are…
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Redolent - Aspartame

There’s a great amount of inflation over writing sad, dreamy music, and, to paraphrase Tom Waits, the quality of much of it is affecting the quality of our suffering. Most of us are firmly in the gutter, but Redolent are among those starring at the stars.