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In Profile: Prince

“Bring friends, bring Ur children, and bring foot spray, because … it’s gonna B funky.”A truly self made and independent genius of modern music with…

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Recounting: Rehearsal by Skegss

"My dog Blaze was there which was nice. My song Fade Away is about how much I love him and he was in my arms when…

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End of the Needle: IWD Special

EOTN explores the records that have influenced, motivated, shaped, altered or augmented careers, projects, perhaps even lives. These are the albums that speak for a personal…

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Album of the Month - March 2021

Jane Weaver FlockFire RecordsBuy now on Rough Trade Exclusive olive green vinyl or CD (on pre-order) Great songs meet out there sounds, firmly establishing the twisted…

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Recounting: Emergency Telephone by Billy Nomates

"No one's ever gonna wanna go for a walk ever again after this are they."Off the back of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album released…

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Ranked: The White Stripes' Greatest Hits

Words by Al Mills, Rough Trade West Spanning a career of fourteen years, six-studio albums, and countless highly accoladed nominations and awards... as with all greats,…

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Recounting: Sometimes I Forget You're Human Too by Bored At My Grandmas House

"I remember Priti Patel saying some ridiculous things about refugees and it really really pissed me off so I came up with the metaphor ‘Safer at…

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Album of the Month - February 2021

Black Country, New Road For the First TimeNinja TuneBuy now on LP or CD Photo credit: El Hardwick One of the most compelling debuts of 2021.…

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Recounting: Spare Ribs by Sleaford Mods

"I wrote the lyrics for both tracks in a couple of hours sat in my car outside my house. When we got them into the studio…

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Album of the Month - January 2021

Viagra Boys Welfare JazzBuy now on Rough Trade Exclusive red marble vinyl + bonus CD Photo credit: Marcus Wilen Sweaty hysteria for sardonic lone-rangers and future Godfathers…