Lucy’s first, not Lucy’s last

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Despite their name, it’s the start of what promises to be an exciting period for Lucy’s Last. Interview was first published on the Sunday Times of Malta’s Culture. It is said that good music begets good music. So perhaps it is fitting that the founding members of Lucy’s Last – one of the newer bands […]

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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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Areola Treat’s Walk into Nothing review

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An edited version of this review was published on The Sunday Times of Malta. If Björk, PJ Harvey and Siouxie Sioux were to have a love child (don’t ask, just go along with it) Walk into Nothing, the latest album from indie punksters Areola Treat, might be the result. There might also be some DNA […]

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The kids are all right

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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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Review: Three Stops to China and The Violent Violets at Coach & Horses

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High-octane sounds and raucous riffs were the order of the night during a recent double-bill featuring these two bands, and I found myself yelling for more, more, more (sorry). With summer behind us and a new events season at ‘alternative’ performance venue Coach & Horses just launched, it was to be expected that the schedule […]

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Areola Treat’s launch tomorrow…

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Indie darlings The Areola Treat are launching their Radio On E.P, a precursor to their second full-length album, tomorrow (Friday) at Razzett l-Aħmar. Guitarist Adrian Mizzi shares some thoughts about the E.P, with some input from vocalist Lisa Micallef-Grimaud. Featured photo by Javier J Formosa. For more info about the launch, click here. You can […]

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The clandestine (ahem) gig

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“Guerrilla gig: A type of concert performed in a non-traditional setting or arranged in an unusual fashion. Associated with punk rock, indie rock and noise rock bands.” Wikipedia This kind of event is definitely thin on the ground in Malta. It used to be the norm in the good, old days of Tigne back in […]

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