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“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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BEN LEE – Song For Ewe

“It was one of the first indie rock songs I heard in the 90s that had perfect pop craftsmanship mixed with a hip aesthetic. I loved how loud the vocals were mixed, which was also antithetical to a lot of the records made at the time. It felt like a Motown record or something totally classic.”

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HAIRBAND – Lucky 7

“Punk rock changed our lives!” Minutemen were all about promoting how everyone, no matter their background or ability should have access to playing and watching live music (We Jam Econo is one of the best ever music docs!) and this is something which we are so lucky to have in Glasgow: A real community and second family!

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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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