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Scott Walker to play live gigs in 2014 shocker! Tells mag that he’s on the case

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Once Scott Walker was among the most reclusive pop stars with a profile that rivalled Syd Barrett. These days however, he seems a lot happier chatting to people about his music and his ideas. There has been one area though which has been pretty much no go for awhile and that is live dates. Back in 2008 Walker did organise …

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The Quiet Loner’s guide to the top ten Quiet Loners

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Quiet Loner is in fact the hugely talented Matt Hill who has released a series of excellent albums the latest of which, The Greedy Magicians is a passionate, politically charged suite of songs that has already got many incredible reviews. Here is his list of other Quiet Loners “He was a quiet loner who kept himself to himself”. So goes …

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Psych round up: Wicked Whispers, Bill Ryder Jones, Scott Walker

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The Wicked Whispers were named as one of the bands to watch for in 2013 by this fella – and he strikes me as a man with excellent musical taste. So I wonder now if the Everton dressing room is resounding to the sounds of the new Wicked Whispers single Voodoo Moon. It’s another Doors meets The Zombies keyboard driven …

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Ten great vinyl only albums – The Beatles, Velvet Underground, The Cleaners From Venus and more

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Not long to wait now. Record Store Day is coming a week on Saturday and I’ll be spending that day hunting down  obscure 80s indie singles and long lost psych albums. And to celebrate – well we have got in a tad early – here is a list of ten of the greatest albums that have are vinyl only and …

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Scott Walker unveils his top ten films – available at home via Curzon On Demand

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It has been a busy week for Scott walker. After releasing his brilliant but slightly bonkers new album on Monday and becoming our ultimate pop icon yesterday, he has also teamed up with Curzon Cinemas to choose his top ten films which you can watch at home. Not surprisingly given his off the wall musical tastes, his film selection is …

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Brandish heroes – Why Scott Walker is the ultimate pop icon

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This week sees the release of a brand new album from 60s icon Scott Walker. And what a joy it is too with its instantly hummable tunes and striking yet subtle orchestration. It’s a return to his salad days and sure to be adored by anyone who loved his Walker Brother hits. Well not quite. Bish Bosch is actually the …

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