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Tramlines 2013

Across Sheffield, Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July It seems barely five minutes ago when Tramlines; Sheffield’s very own metropolitan festival, launched back in 2009. Bringing together a diverse mix of local & national acts across some of the city’s … Continue reading

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The Bar-Steward Sons Of Val Doonican – ‘Sat’day Neet Fever’

You have to wonder just how they do it. Less than a year since their last release ‘Ey Up! Let’s Go!’ and following a long run of local shows and festival outings, the Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican are back … Continue reading

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My Top Five Albums Of 2012

5/ Richard Hawley ‘Standing At The Sky’s Edge’ It would have been easy for Richard Hawley to follow the highly acclaimed ‘Cole’s Corner’ and ‘Lady’s Bridge’ with more of the same. After all, his warm & classic sound has certainly earned … Continue reading

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Tramlines 2012

They grow up so quick. It seems like only yesterday I attended the first ever Tramlines back in 2009. Now with three successful years under its belt, Sheffield’s fun filled free weekender is back, and as usual promises to bigger and better than ever before… Continue reading

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Vibrations Magazine – Slam Dunk Festival 2012

Returning for its seventh incarnation, it seems a lifetime ago since I attended the first ever Slam Dunk Festival way back in 2006. And how things have changed. It’s nice to see that from a single stage out on Millennium … Continue reading

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The Bar-Steward Sons Of Val Doonican – ‘Ey Up! Let’s Go!

Cover albums. Always a tricky prospect for even the most accomplished of bands. Do you strive for a painstakingly accurate recreation – only to be accused of missing an opportunity to innovate, or do you risk your own adaptation with … Continue reading

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Chelsea Sack AVB

It’s only a mere 10 months since Chelsea sacked Carlo Ancelotti following defeat to Everton in May 2011. Now in March 2012 his successor Andre Villas Boas has suffered the same fate following this weekend’s 1-0 defeat to West Brom. … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Albums Of 2011

10/ Coldplay ‘Mylo Xyloto’ Back in 2008 Coldplay surprised everyone with ‘Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends’ – an album that finally showcased a fresh energy and enthusiam rarely associated with themselves. Thankfully the somewhat oddly titled … Continue reading

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Vibrations Reviews December 2011 Issue 21

Double Muscle – Tommy (Best Enemies Records) They may describe themselves as “A trio of scuzz punk ramblers” on paper, but on record, behind their schizophrenic riffs and dynamic rhythms, there’s a slick, well oiled machine at work. ‘Tommy’ gets … Continue reading

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Vibrations Magazine – Passport Control: Fucked Up

Having snuck past our security for a blistering set at The Well back in May, ahead of their Leeds Festival appearance we caught up with those crafty Canadians Fucked Up.  With their hardcore reputation preceding them, our immigration officer Tom … Continue reading

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