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Vile Creature

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Vile Creature

Posted June 18, 2020, 1:52 p.m.

Vile Creature may have only been around for six years, but in that time the Canadian duo has achieved things that some bands can only dream of. They have toured, released music that moves and works as catharsis, injected that music with personal experience, played Roadburn and were even invited back to play a commissioned piece of music for the festival in the future. They have spoken out about human rights issues, supported those in positions of inequality and given a voice to the oppressed. It does not come without its hardships and both members are doing what they can to engage and interact with the scene and the wider world on their own terms. Their take on doom is ...

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Only Death Is Real #8

Music Only Death Is Real #8

Posted June 18, 2020, 1:46 p.m.
Only Death Is Real

Finding new music to explore has become many people's escape since the world of 2020 changed for the worse. In times of struggle music ...

Billy Liar

Interviews Billy Liar

Posted May 19, 2020, 2:51 p.m.

In 2019, Scottish musician Billy Liar released Some Legacy on Red Scare Industries. While the new label brought his music to a wider audience, Liar ...

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Delmar & the Dedications

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Delmar & the Dedications

Posted Jan. 19, 2019, 3:54 a.m.

Del (Delmar & the Dedications) SPB: What musician do you think had the greatest influence on Delmar’s sound today?   Del: I've always been a huge fan of ‘60s girl-group pop bands, and at first, Delmar started as a cover band doing garage punk renditions of b-sides from The Chiffons, The Supremes, Lesley Gore, etc. I eventually realized that all of these songs follow a simple formula and was like, "Shit. I can write this." From there we started performing originals. We continue to write based on the ‘60s girl-group formula, but the sound has morphed into the more power-pop ...

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Only Death Is Real #7

Music Only Death Is Real #7

Posted May 19, 2020, 2:44 p.m.
Only Death Is Real

The world has gotten exponentially more weird since the last time this column was published and it doesn’t seem ...

Ötzi

Interviews Ötzi

Posted May 19, 2020, 2:37 p.m.
Don't Quit Your Day Job

There are a lot of misconceptions about the life of a musician. The old rock star image of packed arenas ...

Table Talk #2 – The state of the music business

Music Table Talk #2 – The state of the music business

Posted May 3, 2020, 1:54 p.m.
Table Talk

Discussing the state of the music business at the kitchen table Welcome back to my kitchen table. Especially welcome in ...

Odd Morris

Interviews Odd Morris

Posted April 12, 2020, 1:47 p.m.

Back in November 2018, British punk outfit Shame were wrapping up a raucous gig in Dublin following support from hotly-tipped ...

The Eradicator

Interviews The Eradicator

Posted March 15, 2020, 3:58 p.m.
Don't Quit Your Day Job

The rock star image of packed arenas, traveling with an entourage, and partying amid crazy backstage antics and endless drama ...

Only Death Is Real #6

Music Only Death Is Real #6

Posted March 15, 2020, 3:55 p.m.
Only Death Is Real

2020 has only been upon us for three short months, yet the outlook for the rest of the year looks ...

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