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Included in Thurston Moore's album Demolished Thoughts is a magical booklet. It contains the album's lyrics, personal photos, collage and a few poems by Mr Moore. One of the poems is called "small press" and ends with these lines;


Irish folk singer Mary Dillon will release her first full length solo album, North, in February 2013 after a prolonged hiatus from the music scene. The release will be preceded by a single, 'John Condon', released on 11th November 2012.


Getting it from the horse's mouth is definitely the best way to hear a story, and that certainly is the case with Peter Hook's Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division. A title that says what it does on the tin, as Hook shares the highs and lows of the short but successful career of Joy Division. A band that only spawned two albums, Unknown Pleasure and Closer, records that have stood the test of time and still cited by many as a major influence. The story of Joy Division is as tragic as it is inspiring,


He could be the king of British Northern Soul, a lost Mod icon, but Graham Dee's air of detached modesty says more about him than either soubriquet. He's just happy to finally see some of his work see the light of day when Acid Jazz released  The Graham Dee Connection: The 60s Collection , rounding up just some of the hundreds of tracks he wrote, recorded and produced in that swinging decade when London was the capital of Cool and Graham rubbed shoulders with its most stellar in-crowd.


Marcus Reeves is a new singer/songwriter from Clapham, London, who is stylish, focused and talented. He is just about to release his debut album Quicksilver – The Masquerade, which has spawned his debut single Black Tears.


When I started work at Polydor in the early '70's, it was a dream come true. I'd worked at HMV records in Oxford Street for five years, and was bored with working in a shop, even though it was the biggest in Europe. Laurie Adams, who was Polydor's Tape Marketing Manager, turned up unexpectedly and took me out to lunch.
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Marking the 20th anniversary of her music-making career by revisiting some of the songs that have signposted her travels from folk club upstart to one of Britain's most distinctive and much-loved voices.
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Street Sounds is a new mag dedicated to punk, Ska, Mod, Casuals and all aspects of working class culture Issue #1 is out now costing £2 Here is the Mission Statement
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I am white in the dark waters of dawn but I was the straightest girl in the west long ago. Now I've found myself located in the deep South...


Dexys present 'One day I'm Going To Soar' Bridgewater Hall, Manchester - 22 September 2012

If Kevin Rowland didn't exist, someone would invent him as a music theatre character; a Hemingway-Proustian-Jungian crossbreed. And this show would be his life.

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