The Primitives

The Primitives return with ace new single Lose The Reason and early recordings comp Everything’s Shining Bright

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One of the most pleasant surprises of recent years has been the welcome, but very unexpected, return of 80s/90s power popsters The Primitives. After a hiatus of the best part of two decades the band re-ignited with a series of hugely entertaining gigs which they then followed with an inspired covers album. Clearly the band has unfinished business for yesterday …

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Scared To Get Happy – British 80s indie box set on its way (and it looks great)

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There’s some serious excitement at Brandish Towers this morning about the upcoming release of a new compilation of British 80s indie bands called Scared To Get Happy. And it seems that the compilers at Cherry Red Records must have been working some serious over time for coming in June is a five CD boxed set which features pretty much anyone …

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The fifteen most under rated British bands of the 80s – The Claim, The Monochrome Set, Furniture and more

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A few weeks ago I wrote a list of the most under rated British bands of the 90s as nominated by some charming musicians, bloggers and chancers¬† that I hang about with on social media sites. It got huge traffic, so, not wishing to change a winning formula, I asked the same group to come up with the most under …

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A Christmas Gift For You – Elefant Records ace new festive album

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The number one Christmas single! Once the preserve of Noddy, Roy and Shane and now a toss up between some TV karaoke dork and a Facebook inspired campaign to revive the career of an old metal band. This is a terrible shame as the playlist below highlights quite how many great Christmas records there have been. Adding to that list …

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