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“A Bit Complicated!”…The Eddie Argos Interview

“Direct Hit” By Art Brut “G.I.R.L.F.R.E.N (You Know I’ve Got A”) By Everybody Was In The French Resistance..Now If we discount the unlikely scenario that Scouting for Girls might consider changing their name to something …

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The Interrogation Of John Moore

“The Art Of Driving” By Black Box Recorder. “Something About You Girl” By John Moore & The Expressway. When Pete Wylie heard of plans to erect a statue in Liverpool as a tribute to John …

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THE VPME REVIEW June/July 2008

June 2008,Music review, with guest reviewers , Riot Becki,(ex-Pipettes) Laura Trouble(Screaming Ballerinas), Penny Broadhurst, Vote Showpony,Lily Rae, Luke Taylor (Hemme Fatale, Hot Puppies), Linda Hollywood (Havana Guns) Hosted By Dogwood and Andy Von Pip. Tunes reviewed include MGMT “Electric Feel”, Portished “The Rip”, “Never Gonna Give You Up” The Rick Rollerz, Foxboro Hotubs “Mother Mary” And “Wanderlust” By Bjork…It’s Hilarious !

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Lit Up ….Emma Anderson Interview

Legendary Lush guitarist Emma Anderson is interviewed by housewives choice, Andy Von Pip.
“thing is people think Spinal Tap is funny but not really indicative of how it is to be in a band – people think it’s exaggerated . The fact of the matter is… Spinal Tap is actually brilliant because it’s not that far from the truth!”

Poppy Will Eat Itself – Poppy And The Jezebels Interview

Poppy and the Jezebels are from Birmingham , but don’t let that put you off, it’s not all Benny, Miss Diane and the Crossroads Motel in Brum these days. These lasses are indeed spring chickens and I wondered how their parents feel about them stepping into the insidious world of rock n roll, a place where wild men like Phillip Schofield lurk in the shadows waiting to corrupt people with their wholesome ideals. One of their dads did say that drugs can be a big problem, as you never know if the girls will share them or not.…(He was of course joking). Indeed the old maxim if your good enough your old enough must be applied, and the band undoubtedly have great talent. They exude a sort of sullen teenage cool, as if they’ve just bunked off detention and sod the consequences and whilst their lyrics sometimes relate to “traumas from teensville” their world view is actually expressed with great eloquence and maturity. Musically they create a sound that deftly walks the line between edgy pop and danceable Indie, an intoxicating concoction that includes the pop rationale of say, The Shop Assistants, mixed with the belligerent experimentation of The Raincoats . There’s also a suggestion of what might have been if the Sugababes had signed to Rough Trade in the early “Overload” days when it looked like they might actually be good.