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Mazes : Dingwalls, London, 5/4/2011 - Live Reviews
At a support gig to the Dum Dum Girls at Dingwalls in London, Neil Palmer finds rising Manchester band Mazes' blend of DIY late 70's British punk and 90's American slacker pop intoxicating

Little Boy Lost : Relentless Garage, London, 5/3/2011 - Live Reviews
Neil Palmer finds that, despite having only recently left school, young local indie guitar band Little Boy Lost already have a natural intensity at a show at the Relentless Garage in London

Bitter Springs : Bull and Gate, London, 7/1/2011 - Live Reviews
Neil Palmer sees the often under rated Bitter Springs play a shortened, but life affirming set of their unique brand of indie rock at the Bull and Gate in London

British Sea Power : Hippodrome, Kingston, 13/1/2011 - Live Reviews
At the Hippodrome in Kingston, Neil Palmer watches British Sea Power play an anthemic and typically eccentric set to promote their new album, 'Valhalla Dancehall'

Simon Rivers : 12 Bar Club, London, 1/5/2007 - Live Reviews
After more than 25 years of making music, Bitter Springs front man Simon Rivers recently played his first ever solo gig as the support act to the Band of the Holy Joy. Neil Palmer watches him play a brief, but stunning set liable to move even the heaviest of hearts

Soundtrack of Our Lives : Starting Over with the Flaming Lips - Features
In the latest in our series, in which our writers write about the impact of music at important times in their lives, Neil Palmer tells of how the Flaming Lips' ‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots’ helped to salvage his marriage at a time of crisis

J. Mascis : Metro, London, 28/2/2007 - Live Reviews
In front of a specially invited audience, Neil Palmer watches J. Mascis play a ferocious and powerful set to promote 'Beyond', his reformed band Dinosaur Jr's forthcoming first album in over 15 years

Mathew Sawyer and the Ghosts : Interview - Interviews
Mathew Sawyer and the Ghosts have produced one of the finest debut albums of the year with the punky Folk Country 'Blue Bird's Blood'. Neil Palmer chats to Sawyer, who is both a working artist and the former drummer with the Television Personalities, about his music and his art

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds : Abattoir Blues - Profiles
Neil Palmer looks at Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' new double live CD, 'Abattoir Blues'

Mathew Sawyer : Legal Tender, Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London, 6/1/2007 - Live Reviews
In the woefully inappropriate surroundings of the Legal Tender night at the the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Neil Palmer watches former Television Personalities' drummer Mathew Sawyer play a vulnerable, but emotive solo set to promote his and his band the Ghosts new album 'Blue Birds Blood'

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds : Murder Ballads - Favourite Album Reviews
New writer Neil Palmer writes about Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds's classic 1996 album, the theatrical and macabre 'Murder Ballads'

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