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The W Factor

Album: The Wombles – The W Factor

Pointy-nose, furry creatures return with their very own recycled rubbish.

Turbowolf

Live – Turbowolf

Frantic keyboard heavy rockers Turbowolf smashed it up with Hawk Eyes, but not before chatting to Tom Geddes

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Live – Candlefest (w/Orange Goblin Interview)

Candlelight Records showcase their roster in Manchester, but does it work. Also, Tom Geddes talks to Orange Goblin.

Column - BieberYeater photo

Column: Baby, Baby, Baby… Ohh Wait, Maybe Not.

Music Editor Tom Geddes takes a look at whether anybody comes away from Justin Bieber’s baby scandal without looking terrible.

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Album: Turbowolf – Turbowolf

Big release for stunning live band Turbowolf, but can their debut album live upto expectations?

(Credit to Brittney Bush Bollay/KEXP)

Live: The Antlers

A modest but devoted crowd greet Brooklyn band The Antlers.

Dum Dum Girls (Credit to Tyson Wirtzfeld)

Live: Dum Dum Girls

The Dum Dum Girls manage to achieve the rare feat of recalling Joy Division in a manner that isn’t jarringly obvious.

A 'tache is for life, not just Movember. (Photo courtesy of Roadrunner Records)

Live: The Darkness @ Academy 1

Think Frankie Cocozza’s the most badass, rock n roll knobhead you’ve ever seen strutting his stuff? You’ve clearly never seen The Darkness then.

Future of the Left - Polymers Are Forever

Album: Future of the Left – Polymers Are Forever

This overlooked British outfit still know how to produce some of the most gutsy and infectious rock music around.

Bradford Cox

Album: Atlas Sound – Parallax

A wonderfully beguiling and sensitive record from Deerhunter frontman, Bradford Cox.

The Alabama 3. Or 9.

Album: Alabama 3 – Shoplifting 4 Jesus

An album packed full of country, funk, blues, gospel, acid house, dubstep and afrobeat. Something for everyone then.

The Vision album cover

Album: Joker – The Vision

Surprises lay in wait even for those who thought they knew the established producer very well.