Adam
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Adam

From Newcastle, England. Interested in the relationship between philosophy and music. Vocalist in Waheela.

“This is a reignition, not a reunion.” This is what Cedric Bixler-Zavala told the crowd in attendance at Dublin’s Vicar Street, the first date of At the Drive-In‘s European tour. Having watched them the following night at London’s Roundhouse, I now know that while I hate reunions, I’m clearly a

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There’s little pleasure to be had interviewing artists in the spotlight. The most pressing questions have already been asked, and the interesting answers have already been given. The fun is to be found by interviewing those artists in the shadows; the bastions of the avant-garde and the unsung heroes of

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Formed in 2005, Locrian have been operating according to their own unique sonic agenda for a decade. While doom music has been trending and bands have been slowing the tempo down, Locrian have been going about their business differently but no less loudly. Their unique mash-up of genre – a

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It had been months in the making, but there I was. Reading my Japanese Independent Music book and picking up whatever scraps I could online of the supposed ‘hot spots’ for Japanese noise music could not have prepared me for what I was about to see. I had reached noise

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During a talk at the Building Institute in 1975, Russian film-maker and theorist, Andrey Tarkovsky, was asked of his film Mirror: ‘What is the subject of Mirror, its idea, moral, plot, development, denouement?’ Tarkovsky’s response was unabashedly postmodern: ‘The writer of that question clearly considers that all those things are

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Some of you might not have heard of Mayuko Hino. There are a number of reasons for this. Hino was a key player in the noise scene in Japan that became part of a cultural exchange that David Novak, in his book Japanoise, calls ‘Cool Japan’. What ‘Cool Japan’ refers

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‘Sorry everyone…why would I have ever thought those dudes could keep it together?’ This is what Nine Inch Nails frontman, Trent Reznor, tweeted the day Death Grips announced their split. The mercurial hip-hop crew were set to open for NIN and Soundgarden on their joint summer North American tour. But

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Immaculately dressed in a white shirt, black waistcoat and trousers, his gaunt face sharply framed by his slicked-back blonde hair, David Bowie became, in the mid-70s, the Thin White Duke. The Duke emerged out of the Young Americans era, but first announced himself on the title track ‘Station to Station’,

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