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    Tensheds – The Dandy Punk Prince – Album Review

    The piano. Vessel of the sonic seas; one of the greatest of the instruments – pristine, smooth, elegant. Capable of providing any mood, atmosphere and tone. I really do love the piano – particularly in gritty, filthy applications choked up with vapour and smog. Working grit into its presentation is often overlooked, but it’s really […]

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    Will Wood and the Tapeworms – ‘Live’ at Coffee Haus Studios

    We’ve always been drawn to the odd, eccentric, off-kilter and vaguely violent at Cat on the Wall – so we’ve kept a finger on the pulse of Will Wood’s throbbing, cabaret-laden appendages. There’s everything unhinged; everything twisted and uncontrollable in the way he and his gang performs. Even with this in mind, nobody skips a […]

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    Cat on the Wall Movie Reviews: The Founder (2017)

    Proofread by Jon Scott I’ve always taken a very backwards-facing seat when it comes to the juggernaut industry of fast food. As a child I was addicted to the stuff; mostly for that cheap lump of plastic for which a garish and slightly terrifying clown insisted I complete a collection. I can’t say I’m exactly […]

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    Les Animaux Sauvages – Oberlicht – Album Review

    By Jordan Mooney. 2017, if you judge from our email inbox, is a pretty dry year so far. (Perhaps we’re impatient. It’s only the 14th of January.) So you can imagine our immense relief to see a message from a suspicious, tall, bowler-hatted stranger from Bulgaria, letting us know he had something from 2016 we […]

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    The Last Cry – Goodbye – Album Review

    By Jordan Mooney. Proof-read by Lydia Byron. The Last Cry are one of many bands we first witnessed at Whitby Goth Weekend – and we’ve always lauded them for the sheer emotion, and for that immersive, heart rending capability of their output on stage. To see frontman Andrew Birch opening himself up on stage – […]

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    Hands Off Gretel – Burn the Beauty Queen – Album Review

    By Jordan Mooney. Where does one go for a new sight? Or a new taste? A new sound? We’ve often theorised that the best place is Whitby Goth Weekend, and it’s at the Spa in April 2016 that we first met the impenetrable power of Hands Off Gretel. Now, the Riotous, raucous and unhinged opus […]

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    Alexa De Strange – CON CONJONES – the Official Live DVD

    By Jordan Mooney. In this world of rock and roll, live DVDs and CDs still pepper the big-label groups’ repertoire. They are often over produced, under enthused and, more often than not, simply not very interesting. This is the curse of the rock and roll star – forty years of playing grinding them into a […]

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    The Empty Page – Unfolding – Album Review

    By Jordan Mooney. With thanks to Kel for her patience! There are many ‘hot spots’ for music in the UK, and one of the most historically significant and increasingly vibrant is Manchester – the city’s musical geography is almost impossible to classify; but we like to think a lot of it can be represented by […]

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    Carl Moorcroft – On The Road – Album Review

    By Jordan Mooney. Indie Acoustic albums have never quite sat well with me; I’m far more in the punky side of things, and, in my experience (thank you email inbox), they all too often end up sounding irritatingly pretentious, crooning about lost love so consistently that it’s awfully tempting to provide a pigeonhole for ‘fop-haired […]

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    The Chronicles of Purpleman – Review

    By Jordan Mooney. With thanks to Tess Humphrey, Purpleman, Rob Martin and Helen Fay.   Purpleman’s name has been rung around a lot in the Yorkshire press as of late; little surprise, for he’s been extraordinarily busy. Art shows, new performance pieces, the enlisting of further Purple gentlemen across the world, and, as a piece […]