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Those Dancing Days – In Our Space Hero Suits (Wichita)

The Badger - November 3, 2008

It would be easy to congratulate Those Dancing Days for playing instruments and writing their own songs, but that’s extremely patronising considering it’s never remarked of male…

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Stephen Dale Petit – Guitararama (333 Records)

The Badger - November 3, 2008

Guitararama is Stephen Dale Petit’s debut album following his success busking on the London underground, and one cannot deny his talent as a blues guitarist. However, with…

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The Holloways: Relentlessly average at Concorde2

The Badger - November 3, 2008

[caption id="attachment_1468" align="alignleft" width="217" caption="Much better than The Holloways: Bear Hands inject some much needed energy at Concorde2. Photo: Ben Hobson"] [/caption] Judging a book by its cover,…

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Sex, drugs and Rock & Roll: Hot Chip style

The Badger - November 3, 2008

Many things in life are not what they seem: Koala bears aren’t actually bears; peanuts aren’t technically nuts; and sweetbreads, as delicious and nutritious as they may…

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Does it offend me? Definitely not!

The Badger - October 27, 2008

The teaming up of two bands that make dance music using angular guitars, screaming electro sounds and the occasional shouted chorus would lead most to believe this…

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Nell Bryden – Second Time Around (157 Records)

The Badger - October 27, 2008

One accusation which could never be levelled at Nell Bryden is that she lacks versatility. The talented New Yorker somehow manages to mix 40s and 50s style…

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Keane – Perfect Symmetry (Universal)

The Badger - October 27, 2008

Say what you will, but ‘Spiralling’ – the first single taken from Keane’s third album – sounds like it should be a classic 80s anthem. I believe…

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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…)