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Sight lines: Pale Saints frontman Ian Masters reminisces with Ride’s Steve Queralt

Sight lines: Pale Saints frontman Ian Masters reminisces with Ride’s Steve Queralt

Ian Masters and Steve Queralt photographed in 1990 by Wendy Stone The Pale Saints’ classic 1990 debut album The Comforts ...
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Lifting off the ground: 30 years after their debut EP, Andy Bell recalls Ride’s take-off

Lifting off the ground: 30 years after their debut EP, Andy Bell recalls Ride’s take-off

Andy Bell at Bristol Polytechnic, February 16, 1990Photograph by Mark Taylor, courtesy of Wendy Stone On January 15, 1990 Ride ...
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Exit Innerland: Mark Peters on the conflict between local pride and national identity

Exit Innerland: Mark Peters on the conflict between local pride and national identity

Mark Peters, Billinge Hill, March 2018 “Economic and identity crises are constantly repeating global themes and to not explore and ...
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In a different place: navigating the highs and lows of the last 15 years with Maps

In a different place: navigating the highs and lows of the last 15 years with Maps

In 2004, when Sonic Cathedral opened its doors, James Chapman was still holed up in his bedroom in Northampton writing ...
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The Sonic Cathedral must be built: how it all began on October 23, 2004

The Sonic Cathedral must be built: how it all began on October 23, 2004

The first ever Sonic Cathedral took place on October 23, 2004. The original poster and weirdly stretched font was by ...
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The shoegaze Woodstock revisited: photos and memories of Slough Music Festival ’91

The shoegaze Woodstock revisited: photos and memories of Slough Music Festival ’91

July 27, 2018 marks the 27th anniversary of the 1991 Slough Music Festival, a one-day bash in the town’s Upton ...
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Stars that last a lifetime long: Kingsize and the sinking of The Boo Radleys

Stars that last a lifetime long: Kingsize and the sinking of The Boo Radleys

The other week I went to see former Boo Radleys guitarist and songwriter Martin Carr play at the Borderline in ...
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The Early Years in Cambridge

So far gone: Stewart Nash on the early years of The Early Years

This week sees The Early Years take to the stage supporting Ride at ULU in London. It’s the perfect bill ...
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Benjamin Curtis: pulling the shadows over the moonlight

Benjamin Curtis: pulling the shadows over the moonlight

The School Of Seven Bells and Secret Machines man was an incredible musician and a genuinely good soul ...
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Remembering Nick Talbot and the genius of Gravenhurst

Remembering Nick Talbot and the genius of Gravenhurst

Three years after his death, Nick Talbot is missed more than ever ...
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Front sleeve

All you ever wanted to ask about Mojave 3’s classic debut Ask Me Tomorrow

Ask Me Tomorrow is essentially Slowdive unplugged; a special record, with a hushed grandeur all of its own ...
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