Listen to the tracks mentioned in Caught in the Net below:
No Wave (punk)
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Friday 19 March 2010
Monday 15 March 2010
Along with Crispy Ambulance and The Wake, the post-punk group Section 25 struggled to emerge from the long shadow cast by their Factory label-mates Joy Division/New Order, in the UK especially, but commanded a strong following in continental Europe, particularly in the Benelux countries and Germany. They recorded a John Peel session in 1981, and supported The Cure, the Stranglers and Talking Heads, as well as several of their Factory contemporaries, and made dark, brooding records which influenced the likes of Sonic Youth and Orbital and were sampled by the Shamen.
Friday 12 March 2010
Sunday 07 March 2010
After their poised punk-funk debut, one worriedwhether Tahita Bulmer and co knew how to follow it. But though they've been mostly silent for two and a half years, it hasn't been time wasted.
Friday 19 February 2010
Discovering a shared love of US folk idioms, solo performers Josh Joplin and Garrison Starr joined forces to create Among the Oak & Ash.
Sunday 31 January 2010
Having improbably won the love of the Hed Kandi honeys, Alexis Taylor and his Hot Chip boffins could have been forgiven for playing it safe and knocking out another dozen party anthems.
Friday 22 January 2010
The Hotrats offers Supergrass members Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey the opportunity to indulge themselves with a series of energetic covers of some of their favourite artists' songs, recorded with producer Nigel Godrich.
Sunday 10 January 2010
Friday 08 January 2010
"Maverick weather was becoming the norm" – and in this eerily intense apocalyptic thriller, it takes the form of "heat to die in" followed by a deluge.
Monday 04 January 2010
The way a section of the crowd rise in their pews like a gospel choir tells you how fervently Frank Turner is loved by his fans. With his checked shirt and beard, he is no one's normal idea of a protest hero.
Monday 07 December 2009
What are you wearing right now?
I want to say my new bloodred velvet Sixties shift dress with cream lace collar and cuffs, but I'd be lying. I'm sitting here in my nautical navy and white striped jumper and my pants!
Monday 30 November 2009
Sunday 29 November 2009
Monday 16 November 2009
Back in the early 1970s Stackridge were what the more discerning listener moved on to when they had finished with Lindisfarne. Like the Geordie folk-rockers, Stackridge had an air of feisty provincialism – they emerged from the Bath/Bristol area – and were not lacking in fiddles and flutes. But they were less earnest and more whimsical.
Monday 26 October 2009
The New York poet and punk rocker Jim Carroll was the author of The Basketball Diaries, a lurid account of his transformation from a clean-cut teenager attending a private school in Manhattan to a junkie hustling around Times Square to support his habit.
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