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David Woodcock releases Same Things debut single reinvents Brit Pop, but in a good way

Essex has a bit of form when it comes to delivering maverick pop geniuses with a gift for mixing a smidgeon of music hall with a dash of 60s pop and creating inspired, but intelligent tunes. And the latest to join such luminaries as Ian Dury, Jake Shillingford and Damon Albarn is Blow Up record’s new signing Southend boy David …

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AshleyDavid Woodcock releases Same Things debut single reinvents Brit Pop, but in a good way
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10 things we changed our minds about in 2012 – from red trousers to big phones

We are British, and let’s face it we can be fickle. We might have a thing for an underdog one year, but the minute they start realising their potential and being successful we enjoy nothing more than taking them down a peg or two. Here then are ten things we changed our mind about in 2012. These are things that …

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The most under-rated British Indie bands of the 90s – Marion, Rialto and more

I have a theory that it takes a decade or two before we can properly appreciate the popular culture from an earlier decade. Much of what we love about the 60s, from The Beatles to Peter Blake, was hideously unfashionable in the 70s and didn’t really return to the mainstream until the mid 90s. Similarly the shoulder pads and wonky keyboard bands of the 80s were held in high disdain for decades and it wasn’t until …

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