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Nick JD Hodgson

Tell Your Friends, 2018

7.5 / 10

Erstwhile Kaiser Chief Nick Hodgson has spent the past five years penning songs for the likes of Mark Ronson and Shirley Bassey, basking in being out of the limelight and no longer having to endure ...

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England Is Mine, 2017

4.5 / 10
Video/DVD Review

Mark Gill's England Is Mine introduces Morrissey while he's on the cusp of adulthood, an enigma of cocksure arrogance presented in the body of a slightly hunched over, uncomfortable young man. A ...

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Brooke Bentham

This Rapture EP, 2017

7.0 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Even though 21-year-old Brooke Bentham is firmly entrenched in the burgeoning South London music scene, her music sounds as though it has been dusted with sand from a Californian desert. ...

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The War on Peace

Automated People EP, 2017

7.0 / 10

Imagine if the last few minutes of your life on a doomed Earth were spent dancing in a nightclub, as the sound of buzzing synthesisers whirred into a thick crescendo ...

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Interviews Hiatus

Posted Dec. 12, 2017, 2:32 p.m.

The closing track on electronic musician Hiatus' latest album All the Troubled Hearts immediately catches you off guard. The gravelly voice of an older gentleman speaking Farsi, and then translating ...

Mick Flannery

Interviews Mick Flannery

Posted Sept. 3, 2017, 2:05 p.m.

Last Autumn a rectangular glass box appeared on one of Dublin's busiest streets. Inside, there was a bearded man, eyes shut, singing a song recounting the mundanity of being ...

Lilac Lungs

Interviews Lilac Lungs

Posted July 4, 2017, 3:18 p.m.

Detroit four-piece Lilac Lungs aimed to create a safe space with their recently released debut album Eventide, which confronts fears and friction that's buffered by the band's upbeat ...

White Lies

Interviews White Lies

Posted April 2, 2017, 3:20 p.m.

White Lies first broke into the British indie music scene in 2009 with the release of their debut album To Lose My Life.... The album offered a pensive and lyrically ...

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Taking Back Sunday announce US summer tour

Tours Taking Back Sunday announce US summer tour

Posted March 24, 2017, 4:45 p.m.

Taking Back Sunday are set to return to the festival circuit this summer, along with a string of headline tour dates in their native US. The four piece are touring ...

Taking Back Sunday, Every Time I Die, Modern Chemistry # Every Time I Die not on this dateJul 14          Webster Hall                                              New York, NYJul 16          House of Blues                                          Boston, MAJul 19          The Masquerade                                       Atlanta, GAJul 20          House of Blues #                                       Orlando, FLJul 21          Jannus Live                                                 St. Petersburg, FLJul 22          Mavericks #                                                Jacksonville, FLJul 24          Gas Monkey Live!                                     Dallas, TXJul 25          Tricky Falls                                                  El Paso, TXJul 26          Rialto Theatre                                             Tucson, AZJul 27          Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Pool              Las Vegas, NVJul 28          The Observatory North Park                   San Diego, CAJul 29          The Wiltern                                                 Los Angeles, CAJul 31          The Catalyst Club                                      Santa Cruz, CAAug 01        Ace of Spades                                            Sacramento, CATaking Back Sunday, Every Time I Die, All Get OutAug 03        Crystal Ballroom                                        Portland, ORAug 04        The Showbox                                             Seattle, WAAug 06        Knitting Factory Concert House            Boise, IDAug 07        The Complex                                              Salt Lake City, UTAug 08        The Summit Music Hall                            Denver, COAug 09        Bourbon Theatre                                       Lincoln, NEAug 10        First Avenue                                               Minneapolis, MNAug 12        The Intersection                                        Grand Rapids, MIAug 13        Crofoot Ballroom                                      Pontiac, MIAug 14        Bogart’s                                                       Cincinnati, OHAug 15        House of Blues                                          Cleveland, OHAug 16        Stage AE                                                       Pittsburgh, PAAug 18        Saranac Brewery                                        Utica, NYAug 19     Waiting Room Summer Stage                    Buffalo, NYFestival DatesApr 09      When We Were Young                               Santa Ana, CAMay 05    Beale Street Music Festival                       Memphis, TNMay 07    Carolina Rebellion                                      Charlotte, NCMay 20    Rock On The Range                                   Columbus, OHMay 27    River City Rockfest                                      San Antonio, TXJul 13       Great South Bay Music Festival              Patchogue, NY

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SPB Premiere: Watch Strength NIA's new video for La Floresta

Videos SPB Premiere: Watch Strength NIA's new video for La Floresta

Posted Feb. 8, 2017, 10:28 a.m.

We have the pleasure of premiering Northern Irish four-piece Strength NIA's experimental and intriguing video for "La Floresta" here on Scene Point Blank. The song itself offers a critical ...

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Biffy Clyro announce 2017 European tour dates

Tours Biffy Clyro announce 2017 European tour dates

Posted Sept. 15, 2016, 2:23 p.m.

Biffy Clyro have announced new tour dates in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy and Belgium early next year. The Ellipsis Tour will see the band touring throughout January and February ...

JANUARYWed, 25 - Spain, Barcelona, St. Jordi Club Thu, 26 - Spain, Madrid, Barclaycard Center Fri, 27 - Portugal, Lisbon, Lisbon ColiseumSun, 29 - France, Toulouse, Le Bikini Mon, 30 - France, Paris, Olympia Tue, 31 - France, Lyon, Radiant FEBRUARY Thu, 2 - Italy, Milan, Fabrique Fri, 3 - Germany, Stuttgart, Porsche Arena Mon, 6 - Italy, Rome, Atlantico Tue, 7 - Italy, Padova, Gran Teatro Geox Thu, 9 - Germany, Bochum, Ruhrkongress Fri, 10 - Belgium, Brussels, Ancienne Belgique (AB) Sat, 11 - Germany, Hannover, Swiss Life Hall 

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She & Him to release Christmas album

Records She & Him to release Christmas album

Posted Sept. 15, 2016, 2:08 p.m.

The duo consisting of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward are set to release a Christmas-themed album ahead of the holiday season. Christmas Party sees the band cover 12 classic Christmas ...

1. All I Want for Christmas Is You
2. Let It Snow
3. Must Be Santa
4. Happy Holiday
5. Mele Kalikimaka
6. Christmas Memories
7. Run Run Rudolph
8. Winter Wonderland
9. The Coldest Night of the Year
10. A Marshmallow World
11. The Man with the Bag
12. Christmas Don’t Be Late

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Blur 21: The Exhibition @ IMMA, Dublin

Posted Aug. 2, 2013, 12:20 p.m. by Aideen

  It's a tray in a hotel room, fairly unremarkable when put back to basics. The tray is littered with cigarettes, beer bottles, a can of coke, a crumpled McDonald's ...

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