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Introducing… South Central

The Badger - October 27, 2008

The Badger was fortunate enough to catch South Central at Concorde2 last Monday just before they went on stage to support Does It Offend You, Yeah?. Nick…

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UK Garage: a full service history

The Badger - October 27, 2008

[caption id="attachment_1155" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Wideboys: responsible for such garage classics as ‘Sambuca’ and, er.... (Photo:garagejams.co.uk)"] [/caption]At the turn of the millennium, I was thirteen years old. I…

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Peggy Sue and the interview

The Badger - October 20, 2008

[caption id="attachment_790" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Pretty in Pink: Had Polka-dots ever not been in fashion then Katy would be the one to bring them back (photo: Nick Blumsom)"][/caption]…

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Out of the shadows: Sia wows Concorde2

The Badger - October 20, 2008

[caption id="attachment_805" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="An artist in her own right: Sia steps out of the Zero 7 shadow"][/caption] Masked by relative obscurity at an undersold Concorde 2…

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All hail Yo! Majesty

The Badger - October 20, 2008

[caption id="attachment_799" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="God-fearing lesbians with attitude: Jwl B (left) and Shunda K (right) of Yo! Majesty"][/caption] Female, Christian and homosexual, Yo! Majesty manage to tick…

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Album Review: Oasis – Dig Out Your Soul

The Badger - October 20, 2008

[caption id="attachment_812" align="alignleft" width="102" caption="Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul (Big Brother)"][/caption] The flurry of promotion and anticipation accompanying the release of their seventh studio album has…

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Metro Area – Fabric43 (Fabric 591)

The Badger - October 20, 2008

This album is another excellent example of Fabric’s ability to turn out dynamic albums with some of the best music talent around. On this latest addition to…

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Introducing… Team Waterpolo

The Badger - October 13, 2008

Synth-tastic indie-pop supremos Team Waterpolo – ‘the most exciting thing to happen in Preston since the industrial revolution’ – have been courted by more A&R types than…

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What’s not to Lykke?

The Badger - October 13, 2008

Swedish songstress enchants at Concorde 2 Lykke Li, Swedish pop sensation, emerges for our interview like a sleepy elfin princess. She promptly perches herself on the arm…

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Glasvegas – Glasvegas (Sony BMG)

The Badger - October 13, 2008

It’s commendable that Glasvegas don’t shy away from contemporary issues. Rather, their bittersweet lyrics cut straight to the grim violence and destructive nature of humanity, discussing everything…

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Miley Cyrus – Breakout (Polydor)

The Badger - October 13, 2008

As the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and star of Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana, it was, perhaps, inevitable that fifteen-year-old Miley Cyrus would release an…

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Mystery Jets talk war, murder and the credit crunch

The Badger - October 13, 2008

[caption id="attachment_454" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="The Badger picks the Mystery Jets brains (photo: Nick Blumsom)"][/caption] ‘I heard 2009 is going to be the year of New Rave. It’s…

In pictures: Technical staff strike over pensions
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In pictures: Technical staff strike over pensions

The Badger - October 10, 2008

Strikers picketed the entrances to the university campus. Several delivery drivers refused to cross the picket line as a show of solidarity. (more…)

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Kings of Leon – Only by the Night (Sony BMG)

The Badger - October 6, 2008

It’s hard to think of a more highly anticipated album to come out this year than Only by the Night – the fourth offering from recently confirmed…

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Brighton Live

The Badger - October 6, 2008

You know freshers season has dawned when you get loads of free stuff by accident. A case in point was the Brighton Live festival last week. The…

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The Streets – Everything is Borrowed (sixsevenine)

The Badger - October 6, 2008

In stark contrast to Only by the Night, it is unlikely that many people will have been awaiting the latest album from The Streets with bated breath.…

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Badgering about at Beachdown 2008

The Badger - October 6, 2008

As a young festival-goer raised on the battery eggs of festivals such as Reading and V, the inaugural Beachdown Festival is a breath of fresh air and…