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Nick Sargeant interviews Gazelle Amber Valentine Self-advertising nomadicism is pretty much the name of your game as a band, and your preferred way of living (at least for the last 15+ years) – how are you still doing it? It’s pretty grueling.  But living in a vehicle we could tour in,

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Text Luke Bolton // Photos Gemma Shaw Desertfest. The fifth since its inception is a growing delight for lovers of stoner, doom, sludge, psych, rock and all their strange cousins. In the heart of weirdo central: Camden, London. It’s busy, filthy and there’s no desert in sight, but it does have

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Text and Photos: Gemma Shaw Mirrors for Psychic Warfare, made up of the legend Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Sanford Parker (Buried at Sea). Unsuspecting listeners get a brutal assault on their senses. The low end is felt internally and externally. It engulfs the green room like a blanket.   Jakob. Their

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Text and Photos: Gemma Shaw Brothers of the Sonic Cloth opened the day up on the main stage. Tad Doyle of grunge band Tad lays down heavy slabs of riff, not dissimilar to Yob. It’s a big opening to the day, even with a guitar string breakage Tad entertains the

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Text and Photos: Gemma Shaw Steve Von Till and Scott Kelly play the first two shows of the day in the Het Patronaat. Each bringing their own blend of acoustic songs, its a chilled out way to begin the day. Both perform moving sets to a packed house.   With

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It always puts a smile on my face to know that BIG BUSINESS is now one half of the MELVINS! Check out this cool photo essay of both bands performing together in Brighton. This show was captured by our comrade in photography Gemma Shaw – respect due!  

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