Tim Smith RIP

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Tim Smith RIP This week we learnt the tragic news that Cardiacs frontman Tim Smith passed away. He had been ill for some time following a heart attack and stroke back in 2008, but I understand his death came out of the blue. To be honest when I heard the news I felt like I had been punched in the stomach. I have never met Tim, but his band and music have played a big part in my life for many many years. I just felt the need to share…

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Kingmaker – Everything Changed 1991-1995

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Kingmaker Everything Changed 1991-1995 Cherry Red Records CD Box Set If you are going to do a career encompassing box set, do it thoroughly that’s what I say. Those lovely people at Cherry Red Records certainly know how to do that, with recent excellent collections from the likes of The Primitives and Pop Will Eat Itself. Next in their sights is much underrated early 90s indie group Kingmaker. A band that played a big part in my life, although maybe more socially than musically! Kingmaker Growing up in London in…

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Lisa Mychols & Super 8

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Lisa Mychols & Super 8 CD & DL out now on The Beautiful Music With Coronavirus at the forefront of all our lives, it seems fitting to showcase an album that demonstrates how being in lockdown, and in different countries, can’t hinder the artistic process. Once technological and virusy hurdles were overcome, Lisa Mychols and Super 8 put two fingers up to Covid 19 and created a perfect blousy soundtrack for the summer. Soundtrack for the summer Being an amateur writer it is easy to slip into some overfamiliar and…

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