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SLIM MOON of KILL ROCK STARS – Song For Ewe

“The song reminds me of other very bleak very simple songs I love. “Failure” by the Swans. “Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division. “World War” by The Cure. “Big River” by Johnny Cash. “Lord, I’m Discouraged” by The Hold Steady. “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday. “Is That All There Is” by Peggy Lee. Several songs by The Smiths. It also reminds me of the John Cougar album title “Nothing Matters and What If It Did?””

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LENIE METS of MAMBO TAXI – Song For Ewe

“The obscure song for me is “Disintegrations Yesterday” by Anastasia Screamed from Laughing down the Limehouse – I love every track on that album but particularly that song because the lyrics of the last verse and chorus totally move me – and Chick’s voice and the sweeping movement of the whole thing is just to die for!!!”

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SLEATER-KINNEY “LIVE IN PARIS” REVIEW

I’ve been following Sleater-Kinney’s Janet Weiss on Twitter (@jazzhand) and she’s been essential reading in this alt fact, fake news era, an era which cries out for bands like Sleater-Kinney and the newly resurgent Team Dresch. Sleater-Kinney were formed from riot grrrl royalty. I cannot get enough of Janet Weiss’s metronomic but primal drumming, the true heart and soul of SK’s dynamism and there’s some absolute treats on here, dipping into most of the band’s stellar back catalogue.

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“SHARON SIGNS TO CHERRY RED” COMPILATION – REVIEW

“The variety is immense, the quality impeccable, the spirit intense. The song of the same name “Sharon Signs To Cherry Red” by The Kamikaze Pilots is C86 style fey kookiness, with a story like one of those old Jackie photo stories festooned with speech-bubbles, yet it’s not boy meets girl, it’s indie girl tentatively sharing her poetry with a boy so wet he’s put off at the first hurdle…”

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