Album Review: The Loyalties – So Much For Soho

So Much For Soho - out now(ish)!In a terrible accident, probably late at night and involving beer some time in 2008, The Loyalties’ debut album disappeared down the back of the sofa at Pure Rawk HQ. Whilst pursuing a lost peanut however, it was rediscovered several years later, and frankly it’s a bloody good album. Now, with The Loyalties rumoured to be resurfacing this autumn, so it seems a good time to finally review it. Continue Reading

LIVE – Andy J’s Gig Round-Up (20-21/8/2010)

After a few quiet weeks, the gig scene in London appears to be picking up again. So much so in fact that this weekend saw me taking in no less than three gigs in two nights. Now I could’ve written these all up separately but I figured instead, I’d cram ’em all into one article for three reasons – a) it saves space on this site, b) it makes it easier for you to browse dear reader and c) if I’m honest I’m just a bit lazy. So here you go, my gig diary of the weekend – enjoy…

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LIVE – Zombina & The Skeletones (Hackney Stour Space, 26/6/10)

Well this is different. As fellow Pure Rawk scribe Sexy Dave and myself get off the last train east at Hackney Wick station and head through a giant industrial estate called Fish Island somewhere just off the Eastway as the witching hour approaches and the full moon hovers overhead in the sky, it seems kind of apt that we’re heading for a night of zombie rock ‘n’ roll at a converted warehouse.

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