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It’s near impossible to read anything without a mention of or an allusion to, that 6-letter word, suffix ending -it. It will always be a stupid decision. These seasonal round-ups of UK bands used to be a semi-regular thing during my enthusiastic, soup-heavy lunch-breaks writing on Zine & Not Heard (the former resting place of this blog). Keeping with the format, here’s 5 new bands from UK shores you may not have heard. With bandcamp...

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The first time I saw Mat Riviere play was perched on the floor, keyboard precariously balanced on the seat of a wooden bench, in the garden of The Windmill in Brixton. It was part of an all-dayer, and the usual deal is that, for organisers, the venue will throw you a BBQ for the bargain price of £50, punters are told to eat as much as they like, or rather can. There are no food options...

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Nottingham’s 55 Deltic meander down the railway track with this new number out on two of the best UK labels – gorgeous, hazy tones that recall the likes of Duster, Codeine and Yo La Tengo in parts. You Could Own An American Home got its release this week on Barely Regal (one of the last few by our beloved friend Matt) and strictly no capital letters, who have a thing for trains, so this is...

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Vested Interest, Everything Sucks Music & Specialist Subject Records presents: WOAHNOWS KATIE ELLEN WOLF GIRL Wed 20th March 2019 96-98 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9JB Doors 7:30pm £9 advance Tickets > Dice Tickets> Party For The People RVSP> Facebook No-one turned away for lack of funds, drop us a line on vestedinterestshows@gmail.com Woahnows (Bristol) With the looming release of ‘Dipping Out’ out via Specialist Subject, Woahnows return to the Lexington to show off some new...

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Vested Interest presents…. HOLDING PATTERNS MODERN RITUALS MEGAFLORA GHOSTRUN Thu 21 Feb 2019 New River Studios Doors 7.30pm £7 advance Tickets > Dice Tickets> Party For The People RSVP> Facebook ♥ — Holding Patterns 3/5’s of the mega Crash of Rhinos, back with a full album’s worth of new material. Give the drummer some. FFO: Spy vs Spy, Braid, Appleseed Cast Modern Rituals Sludgy shoegaze played out over buckled guitars, dead loud and dead weird....

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