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The Damned outside Stiff Records (pic credit TeamRock)


The Stiff record label was founded in 1976, it was at the heart of punk and new wave scene, bringing the world artists as diverse as Elvis Costello, Motorhead, Ian Dury and what is generally regarded as the first ever punk single,
New Rose by The Damned. In his occasional blog looking at punk, Hassan Mahamdallie uncovers the magic of Stiff Records.

29 October 2016 | In depth
The Marine Girls (Tracey went on to form Everything but the Girl


Sharon signs to Cherry Red Compilation (RPM 2016) CD/Download

1 August 2016 | NotesTracks of the month
Iran, music and rebellion

A plethora of amazing albums was released last month. Here are a few of my favourites…

19 June 2016 | NotesTracks of the month
Brute

The first two albums I have reviewed this month look at America from completely different musical and political perspectives.

3 April 2016 | Tracks of the month
Moodymann it's ABC...D

This month’s selection is a bit of a Cook’s tour of the world and where better place to start than Detroit – the metaphorical centre of the musical world.

28 February 2016 | Tracks of the month
Moodymann at Xmas

We asked our friends and readers to send us their five favourite tracks/albums of 2015. Some did just that, others included their favourite gigs, films, books…

31 December 2015 |