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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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MJ HIBBETT & THE VALIDATORS – Lucky 7

“The other band were all right, but Belle & Sebastian blew my tiny mind. I’d seen millions of bands doing something similar to what they did, but had never seen one do it right before. Afterwards I bought a rolled up poster from the merch stand and playfully tapped Stuart Murdoch on the head with it. I don’t think he appreciated the gesture.”

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BAND OF HOLY JOY – Lucky 7 & Album Of The Year

“I know this is meant to be seven lucky new things but in the light of the current situation I just wanted to pay a bit respect to The Fall and a toss up between the contrived wild of Lana Del Ray or the understated haunting of Silvi Vignola made way for “The North Will Rise Again”. I’ve always loved this track and it’s main protagonist Joe Totale whose cynical view of a mired Britain remains as pertinent now as it did then.”

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THE G-O-D – Lucky 7

“Most of my time was spent on the hotel bed in a haze of hashish smoke, but one afternoon we managed to venture out to a nearby record store, where this splendid oddment of a dance tune by the American drummer/producer Hamilton Bohannon, was blaring through the shops speakers. It blew me away.”

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STELLA GRUNDY of INTASTELLA – Song For Ewe

“Jah’s lyrics were intriguing and sage like. “An astonishingly accomplished avatar” I wonder who that was about. He can see into the future. I can listen to this song over and over and over… I believe in fate and I’m delighted I’m now collaborating with John (Jah Wobble) on my new Album “The Rise and Fall of a Northern Dubstar” along with producer Mike Bennett.”

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