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Best Scottish album winners in Malta

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Their latest album, Nobody Wants to be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave, won the title of best Scottish album of 2014 and has been hailed as probably their most significant work to date. Mixed by Pete Katis, producer of The National, Jonsi and Inter-pol, the album signifies a return to the band’s unadulterated, edgy […]

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A sonic kind of equilibrium

Photo: Marija Grech

This interview was first published on the Sunday Times of Malta Culture section.Photo is by Marija Grech.  Many may be unfamiliar, as yet, with the name Jane Doe but do not let this fool you into thinking that this is a band made up of newbies. Even if you listen to their debut EP, the […]

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And the dance goes on

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In remembrance of the glory days of one of Britain’s foremost gothic rock bands, The Mission. This feature was first published on the Sunday Times of Malta’s Culture section.  Wayne Hussey As far as rock’n’roll goes, it’s very difficult to match up with Wayne Hussey, one of Britain’s enfants terribles of music. Back in the late […]

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Aes Dana & Cygna interviewed

Ħaġar Qim. Photo Studio Seven

This interview was first published on The Sunday Times. Following a hypnotic experience at Ħaġar Qim two years ago, French DJ, composer and sound engineer Vincent Villius – better known as Aes Dana – is collaborating once again with Mario Sammut (artistically known as Cygna) for a second live performance in Malta. The two artists’ […]

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How the South was won

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Three days, 31 acts and two stages translated into one massive celebration of non-mainstream music – Rock the South 2014. All photos by Sarah Falzon. Once a year, the south comes alive with the sound of music. Only, it’s not the Julie Andrews kind, but a rollicking fusion of punk, rock, indie, ska, hip hop […]

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The kids are all right

Clandestines. Photo by Matt Tomich.

An edited version of this review was published on The Sunday Times of Malta. It has been a long time coming, since their debut gig back in 2011 alongside The Areola Treat and Skimmed, to be exact. But when indie-punk outfit Clandestines released the first single, accompanied by video, off their debut album Saturday as […]

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Clandestines are back

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With a bang. And some lipstick. And one hell of a video for the first pumping track off the new album, Saturday as Usual. The video is pure fun, in typical Clandestines spirit. It is a hilarious send up of the usual teenage angst videos, with all the usual clichés of the misunderstood teenager, and […]

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Coach & Horses gig: Dave Rock’s Slam Poetry

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Tomorrow – Thursday, November 21 – there will be what promises to be an intriguing and truly alternative gig at Coach & Horses, as Dave Rock treats us to his debut gig in Malta. The genre? Slam poetry. What’s that, I hear you say…read on. How do you describe your music and what is slam […]

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And the Xtruppakawi winner is….

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  Had to close the competition 30 mins earlier than planned guys…but you had enough time so if you were thinking of commenting today suck it up! So, the winner is….BECKY (thanks Becks for always taking part, and thanks to all the others who also always support my blog, hope to have something for you […]

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Blog giveaway: Xtruppakawi tickets

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  What would you know, those charmers at Fakawi and Xtruppaw were so chuffed at having their endeavors at public service acknowledged (read all about how they defeated robots, cancer, inspired Quentin Tarantino and saved the world here) that they are offering 2 tickets to Saturday’s concert. Yup. One of you (plus BF/GF/Friend/Dog) gets to […]

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