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Following on from sophomore album Brocken Spectre, out in December of last year, our fav London-duo Radiant Heart return with their contemplative and dream-like double-single Aria/Karaoke. Chris Moore and Celia MacDougall wrote and recorded both songs over two weeks in winter as a break from working on their next album. From their separate bedrooms, they quickly wrote a song each, wanting to release something rough and ready. Both songs are about music and love, and...

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Liverpool 3-piece Real Terms have put up this excellent, rotoscope-inspired animation for track ‘Scared of Everyone’. The video forms as a cross-continental collaboration with Australian visual artist David Newton of North South Media, utilising Jim Cork (Holding Patterns, Crash of Rhinos) artwork from 2020 EP ‘Housework’. ‘Scared of Everyone’ is taken from 2020 EP, ‘Housework’, out last year on Vested Interest. “We were instantly intrigued when David Newton approached us with the concept”, says Lynny, guitarist from...

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Taking a walk by the hillside.  Hiperson hail from Chengdu, China. The curious ones may be asking where their name comes from. ‘Hi‘ and ‘person’ are loosely what an alien may reduce human conversation to, should it be listening in the first time. There are multiple possibilities, this great interview from 2015 over at Kiwese explores just some of them. As the story of Hiperson goes, guitarist Ji Yinan or more specifically Ji’s mum,...

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The triumph of reaching your destination, if the land snail can do it, so can you. Ah yes music (not that I have all that much experience of making it), is an unfathomably long process, and any band that serves up two albums in a year is clearly cheating, and should consider summarising how they went about it. One of those dubious one-page PDFs you find in the pits of the internet, buried among that...

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I was first introduced to Tom when I put on his band Papayér at once rocking bar Catch (here’s the poster). They came all the way from Derby, on a train I think it was, and were astonishingly good. Catch, like most of Kingsland Road has now been reborn into a cocktail/electro bar. We have a habit of reinventing ourselves, which is healthy, and the very fact I’m being awfully nostalgic about my times sipping...

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Vested Interest presents… RATBOYS REMEMBER SPORTS DIKEMBE FRESH Wed 3rd June 2020 The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9JB Doors 7pm £11 advance (+BF) Tickets: DICE Party For The People Ratboys return to the big smoke in support of their new album ‘Printer’s Devil’. Joining them on this ‘international’ bumper bill are touring indie-pop buds Remember Sports (PA), emo-punks Dikembe (FA) and London’s most bounceable rock band, Fresh.

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Rope Partisan (Ghent, Belgium) GhostRun Mon 13th Jan 40-42 Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8BG Doors 7:30pm FREE ENTRY No-one turned away for lack of funds, drop us a line on tommy@vestedinterest.co.uk —- Rope Come Closer Now by Rope Rope are three friends from South Wales who play their own minimal, powerful and precise brand of guitar music. Formed in 2015 from the ashes of Goodtime Boys and Hunger Artist, their live sets...

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This introduction is often saved for an apology about not finding the time to write enough. So here it is. We’ve a General Election in the UK on December 12th, and in-spite of the huge amount of Conservative populous and giant scary offshore owned ‘news’ groups, we’ve the first chance ever to elect a socialist government, with honest policies and their hearts in the right place. My fingers are crossed but nails, bitten right the...

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OVERO (Houston, TX) PUNCH ON! + special guest Tues 26th Nov New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Harringay Warehouse District, London N4 1DN Doors 7:30pm Tickets: Dice – £7 adv (+£1 booking fee) No-one turned away for lack of funds, drop us a line on tommy@vestedinterest.co.uk —- Overo (Houston, TX) Overo by overo Overo from Houston, TX play a rare-breed of visceral emo hardcore. Made up from the ashes of football, etc & Perfect Future,...

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