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Clarks team up with Best Coast for Record Store Day inspired Desert Boots

Clarks are once again teaming up with Record Store Day, putting together a line of tune-inspired footwear and bagging the services of Californian indie-pop maestros Best Coast in the process. As part of Clarks’ Originals collection for 2013, the veritable shoe makers will be putting together a line of bold, colourful patent leather Desert Boots for guys and girls, as well as …

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Gerald LynchClarks team up with Best Coast for Record Store Day inspired Desert Boots
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2012 and the Psychedelic explosion – Tame Impala, Toy, Jacco Gardner, The Sufis and a load more

In case you hadn’t noticed there is a bit of a psychedelic revival going on at the moment. and it isn’t just garage bands cranking up the feedback or janglemeisters going a little woozy. This is proper psychedelia in all its technicolour glory. As the pop historians among you know, the first psych era started in 1966 with tracks like …

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Ashley2012 and the Psychedelic explosion – Tame Impala, Toy, Jacco Gardner, The Sufis and a load more
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Forget Adele and Skyfall, these are the best James Bond songs EVER

Gun sights darting from each edge of the screen. The iconic theme kicks in. A man in a tuxedo walks into view, turns to the camera. BANG! Fade to red. BOND IS BACK! We’re just weeks away from the release of Skyfall, Daniel Craig’s third outing as 007, and the 23rd adventure for the world’s most famous spy. Today’s also …

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Gerald LynchForget Adele and Skyfall, these are the best James Bond songs EVER

Domino Drip.fm: A digital fan-club for the 21st century

Domino has become one of the most influential record labels of the last two decades, being the stable housing Hot Chip, Dirty Projectors, Spiritualized, John Cale, Arctic Monkeys and Animal Collective, among many others. Earlier this year Domino launched a new digital fanclub service called Domino Drip, and we’ve spent the last few weeks trying it out. Part of the …

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Gerald LynchDomino Drip.fm: A digital fan-club for the 21st century
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The five most under-rated Rolling Stones albums – Some Girls, Satanic Majesties and more

So The Stones are 50 this week. I must admit it always makes me chuckle when people say that The Stones were great at singles and rubbish at albums. Let’s be honest, The Beatles wiped the floor with them on both accounts. Besides there are some great Stones albums. I am sure you know all about Exile on Main Street, …

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AshleyThe five most under-rated Rolling Stones albums – Some Girls, Satanic Majesties and more

REVIEW: The Stone Roses at Heaton Park – A second coming worth a 16 year wait

Reunion shows aren’t quite the mystical occasion they once were. From the Pixies to Suede to Led Zeppelin to Pulp, long-missed musical heroes are now a staple head to the line-up of summer festivals. The Stone Roses reunion, however, sits outside the realms of regular reunion shows . Following an acrimonious split, it’s been 16 years since the original line-up …

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Gerald LynchREVIEW: The Stone Roses at Heaton Park – A second coming worth a 16 year wait
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20 Most Iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Hairstyles

Rock ‘n’ roll can be broken down as follows: 10% fashion, 10% music and 110% HAIR. We know that adds up to 130%. That’s why we’re writing for a fashion site and aren’t quantum physicists. But it also acts to highlight just how important good hair can be in the making of a musical and cultural icon, and cementing the status …

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Gerald Lynch20 Most Iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Hairstyles
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Blur’s Parklife turns 18!: The Britpop classic comes of age

  Blur’s Parklife is 18 years old today! An ode to Blighty aimed at girls who are boys who like boys to be girls who do boys like they’re girls who do girls like they’re boys, Parklife was a wry, anthem-filled album that championed mockney Cockneys, a day at the (greyhound) races and…er…the shipping forecast. All the people (so many …

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Gerald LynchBlur’s Parklife turns 18!: The Britpop classic comes of age
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Review: Retro Infinity Gold Headphones

Over the past few weeks I have been testing out i-Mego Retro Infinity Gold headphones. i-Mego are relatively new to the audio market, but have been making a name for themselves as producers of high quality designer headphones, earphones and core audio accessories. The Retro Infinity headphones, feature genuine leather headbands, with signature i-Mego stitching and in-line microphone and adaptor …

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LauraReview: Retro Infinity Gold Headphones
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Is Baggy/Madchester the next big thing in men’s fashion?

The other day The Guardian’s music/fashion correspondent Alexis Petridis wrote about how men’s fashion has suddenly become massively influenced by one year, 1988 and specifically the time in which 80s fashions (think denim shirts, girlie pumps), collided with the 1950s (think quiffs, Levis 501s, Rayban Wayfarers etc). This odd combination occurred for a number of serendipitous reasons. Firstly big brands …

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AshleyIs Baggy/Madchester the next big thing in men’s fashion?
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Giveaway: Two tickets to the Ford Focus ‘Start More Live’ event

Ford has just launch the new Ford Focus and to celebrate they are hosting an event called “’Start More Live” on May 25 in Central London. In the run up to the event they have teamed up with Tim Lovejoy and Robbie Knox, to hunt down the best of everything from gadgets to golf, stunt driving and food. At the …

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LauraGiveaway: Two tickets to the Ford Focus ‘Start More Live’ event

Dr. Martens 50th Anniversary.

To celebrate 50 years of Doc Martens and having an iconic association with music, Dr. Martens have teamed up with ten bands to release an album of covers. From April 1st drmartens.com will be offering downloads of full tracks, music videos, behind-the-scenes footage and documentary webisodes.

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