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Idles : Riverside, Newcastle, 23/10/2018 - Live Reviews
Adrian Huggins watches Bristolian ‘not punks’ Idles take to the stage in Newcastle and show why they are one of the most important British bands in 2018.

Idles : Profile - Profiles
Adrian Huggins reflects on ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’, the triumphant second album from Idles, one of the most important current UK bands.

Pennyblackmusic : Ten Songs That Made Me Love.... - Features
Adrian Huggins looks at ten of his favourite bands and songs during his thirteen years writing for Pennyblackmusic.

Zz Top : Antenna - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re:View' section Adrian Huggins finds Texas band ZZ Top's recently reissued 1994 album 'Antenna' celebrates the best of their exhilarating music and foreshadows the excitement that their upcoming 50th anniversary will bring.

Happyness : Think Tank, Newcastle, 24/4/2017 - Live Reviews
Adrian Huggins sees London-based purveyors of college rock Happyness bring their sunshine to a rainy Newcastle

Cardiacs : The Seaside - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Adrian Huggins finds far ahead of its time experimental act Cardiacs' 1984 album 'The Seaside', which has just been re-released in a remastered edition

Flamin Groovies : Supersnazz - Favourite Album Reviews
In our Re:View section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Adrian Huggins examines 'Supersnazz', the 1969 debut album of 60s underground icons the Flamin' Groovies

Leatherface : Profile - Profiles
Adrian Huggins reflects on 'Razor Blades And Aspirin: 1990-1993', a superb new box set from North East punk legends Leatherface, which compiles together three of their finest albums with B-Sides and rarities

Super Furry Animals : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Adrian Huggins writes about his ten favourite songs by Welsh eccentric indie rockers, Super Furry Animals

Gong : Camembert Electrique - Favourite Album Reviews
The late Daevid Allen’s legacy is enough to fire up the most jaded amongst us. This latest reissue of Gong’s ‘Camembert Electrique’, which comes with stunning packaging, does just that

Bad Guys : Northumberland Arms, Newcastle, 1/4/2015 - Live Reviews
At the Northumberland Arms in Newcastle, Adrian Huggins enjoys a chaotic night of stoner rock/metal from rising London-based band Bad Guys

Book - Ric Rawlins : Rise of the Super Furry Animals - Profiles
Adrian Huggins enjoys Ric Rawlins' new biography about anarchic Welsh rockers, the Super Furry Animals

Robert Plant : Book: Dave Thompson- Robert Plant: The Voice That Sailed the Zeppelin - Profiles
Adrian Huggins is impressed by Dave Thompson's new biography of former Led Zeppelin front man and solo artist Robert Plant

Gig of a Lifetime : 65 Days of Static, Foundry, Sheffield, January 2014 - Features
In our 'Gig of Our Lifetime' column, Adrian Huggins writes of attending a home city gig earlier this year of instrumental post-rockers 65 Days of Static at The Foundry in Sheffield

Hannah Georgas : 02 Academy, Newcastle, 24/1/2014 - Live Reviews
Despite her suffering major sound problems, Adrian Huggins is impressed by singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas' unusual brand of acoustic/electronic folk rock in a support slot to her fellow Canadians City and Colour at a show at the O2 Academy in Newcastle

Rolo Tomassi : The Cluny, Newcastle, 13/5/2013 - Live Reviews
Rolo Tomassi finds hope for the punk and hardcore movement in the shape of young Sheffield-based five-piece Rolo Tomassi at a gig at The Cluny in Newcastle

Dick Venom and the Terrortones : Interview - Interviews
Adrian Huggins chats to Dick Venom from the band the Terrortones' about his group's double A-sided debut single, shoe wear and the current state of his beloved rockabilly genre

I'm Kingfisher : Interview - Interviews
I'm Kingfisher is the new project of Swedish anti-folk musician Thomas Denver Jonsson. He talks to Adrian Huggins about his new album 'Arctic', and explains the influence of the wilderness and Nobel prize winner and adventurer Fridjof Nansen on his recording

Comment : Rockabilly - So What's This Then? - Profiles
Adrian Huggins writes of his discovery, after getting lost on the way to a stag night, of the thriving current Rockabilly and Psychobilly movements

Jack Rabbit Slim : Interview - Interviews
Adrian Huggins speaks to Bob Butfoy, the front man with rising band Jack Rabbit Slim, about his band's recently released fourth album, 'Hairdo's and Heartaches' and the revival and increasing popularity of the rockabilly movement of which his group is a part

Future of the Left : Corporation, Sheffield, 23/1/2010 - Live Reviews
Despite having been recently dropped by their label, Adrian Huggins is impressed by Cardiff guitar trio Future of the Left's commitmen, humour and passion at a show at the Corporation in Sheffield

El Dog : Interview - Interviews
Adrian Huggins speaks to Bob Rafferty from Glaswegian post-rock act, El Dog, about his band and their atmospheric and haunting debut album, 'Lamps of the Terrahead'

Rolo Tomassi : Interview - Interviews
Rising young Sheffield-based hardcore band, Rolo Tomassi, recently toured with Gallows. Adrian Huggins talks to them at a gig in Newcastle about it and also their second album which will come out later in the year

Sound and Fury : Academy, Newcastle, 17/11/2008 - Live Reviews
At the Newcastle Academy Adrian Huggins finds that much to enjoy in Canadian band Sound and Fury's unpretentious balls-to-the-wall blend of 70’s rock and early punk

Death Cab for Cutie : Apollo, Manchester, 16/7/2008 - Live Reviews
Adrian Huggins is moved and touched by American indie guitar band Death Cab for Cutie at a show on their recent British tour at the Apollo in Manchester

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