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Sonic Boom Six

April 22nd, 2009 · posted by tommy · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

As much as i love punk rock, and i really, really do, sometimes I’d like to be able to go to a show safe in the knowledge that I won’t be watching yet another Hot Water Music-esque punk rock band, don’t get me wrong, most of my favourite bands fit that bracket, but sometimes I [...]

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Kelly Kemp

April 11th, 2009 · posted by tommy · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

This is the first release from ex-NoComply frontwoman turned acoustic songtress Kelly Kemp, and it has been a long time coming. Kelly has been on the acoustic circuit for a while, wooing audiences all across the country with her songs of love, friendship and resilience to the drudgery of modern day life.

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Static Radio NJ

April 9th, 2009 · posted by tommy · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

Whenever I listen to a CD for the first time, I’m secretly thinking ‘I hope this album opens with a pick slide’ ‘An evening of bad decisions’ delivers, setting the tone for a franticly paced gem of a punk rock record

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Living With Lions

April 2nd, 2009 · posted by tommy · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

‘Living with lions play melodic punk rock, and they play it very, very well’. This is how my review would read had the twitter revolution spilled into the reviews section of Last Hours. Fortunately, prose is still the preffered form of discourse for reviews, though, in this instance, that one sentence could adequately summarise my thoughts.

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The City? Climate Camp? I was there

April 2nd, 2009 · posted by tommy · marked as: Articles

A personal account of the G20 protests

After months of speculation, pages and pages worth of hype and the rousing sentiment, it was finally here, April 1st 2009, or ‘Financial Fools Day’ as it had been dubbed. For me, the day began in a park in east London, 10 minutes or so from Bishopsgate, the location [...]

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Merit

March 29th, 2009 · posted by tommy · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

‘Arson is for lovers’ is the kind of pop record i adore, the kind that just grows and grows on you, until you reach the point where you can’t imagine a day passing without having to achieve sonic confirmation that each hook is exactly where it was the last time, or just to check that you’ve been humming it correctly.

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Vilipend ‘Love left to rot’ available

March 29th, 2009 · posted by tommy · marked as: News · punk rock etc

This is the second release from the – currently unsigned – band, who formed in September 2007 and should have fans of Coalesce salivating.

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Neil Sutherland & Friends

March 26th, 2009 · posted by tommy · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

A few summers ago, when i was a mohawk-clad teenager, who listened to little music that wasn’t Leftover Crack, i received a friend request on myspace from an acoustic folk musician who performed under the moniker ‘Phantom Lights’.

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Welfare Abolition Act – LCAP raid the DWP

March 10th, 2009 · posted by tommy · marked as: News · notes of resistance

On the morning of March 9th, a group of determined LCAP (London coalition against poverty) campaigners raided Adelphi House in Central London, in response to the recently proposed ‘Welfare Reform Act ‘. The building, which houses the DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) was blockaded atboth the front and side entrances between the hours of 11am and 2pm.

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Apologies, i have none

March 10th, 2009 · posted by tommy · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

Fans of UK punk rock, even those residing beneath rocks, will have undoubtedly heard the name ‘Apologies, i have none’ by now, known for their relentless touring schedule, epic singalongs and and catchy songs you just can’t help but tap your feet to, this band are deservedly making waves at the moment.

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