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Niche Appeal’s Fave 2020 Records #5: The Dream Syndicate “The Universe Inside”

The Dream Syndicate, The Universe inside (Anti-) In their original incarnation, Steve Wynn’s Dream Syndicate came on concise and uptight, sardonic and fey, all sharp angles and Nu Wave hairdos. Although this same concept would have been more than welcome with… Continue Reading →

Niche Appeal’s Fave 2020 Records #8: L.A. Witch “Play With Fire”

L.A. Witch, Play With Fire (Suicide Squeeze Records) With the best band name in the biz, L.A. Witch were back in 2020 with a much different sound to their serrated, feral-sounding first record. Here on Play With Fire the indie… Continue Reading →

Discography Digging: Primal Scream Part 2 (2000-Present)

XTRMNTR, (2000) Bobby Gillespie – vocals, guitar, samples Andrew Innes – guitar Robert Young – guitar, programming Martin Duffy – keyboards, programming Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield – bass Darrin Mooney – drums Jim Hunt – saxophone Duncan Mackay – trumpet If there’s a more iconic moment in… Continue Reading →

Ride, This Is Not A Safe Place, A Review

At some point during the long break between 1996 and 2017, the sound of Oxford’s dream noise outfit Ride made a subtle but revelatory shift. Although the band had always fully embraced sugary pop hooks, in their striped-sweater glory daze… Continue Reading →

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