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Zakk Brown

Zakk Brown

Live: The Fratellis

While the Fratellis deliver fan favourites that tap into indie adolescent nostalgia, their new album suggests there is hope for the band yet…

Live: Kagoule

The Nottingham-based alt rock band show their sci-fi excellency in an intimate gig at Soup Kitchen

Viet Cong and the limits of artistic license

Zakk Brown questions whether the change in Viet Cong’s band name affected their artistic direction

Live: The Strypes

Despite boundless energy, The Strypes need to learn how to diversify their shows

Interview: FLESH

Zakk Brown chats to Manchester’s own hot new starlings FLESH about their new-found fame, a scattershot of influences, and their own self-defined ‘Snotpop’ sound

Live: Peace

Zakk Brown gets down with Peace’s indie extravaganza at the Deaf Institute

Album: Peace – Happy People

Peace tread funky new ground on their sophomore LP

Album: Wank For Peace – Fail Forward

The mercifully short track lengths is one of the only positives about the French punks’ sixth LP

Album: Colt 45 – The Tide Is Turning

Colt 45 fail to impress with their debut album

Album: The Marmozets – The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets

Zakk Brown finds that the title of the new Marmozets album proves accurate

Album: Interpol – El Pintor

Interpol’s struggle to deliver original material is clear