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Book Review: The Road Beneath My Feet

‘I think breaking down the barrier between musicians and everyone else is important…’

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Elbow @ The Doncaster Dome

As northern as killing your brothers kestrel…

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Outlines Festival: Alvarez Kings, The Crookes, Slow Club

As I’m an old man who’s life is almost over, Sheffield music festival Tramlines is pretty much all I look forward to most years as I slime my way between fast food outlets and the pub like a tired slug waiting to die. With that cheery sentiment in mind, it was only a matter of time before I succumbed to Tramlines sister festival Outlines.

The Crookes storm Sheffield Leadmill

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Album of the Week: The Crookes – Dreams of Another Day

Released October 2010

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Album of the Week: The Maccabees – Colour It In

Released: 16 April 2007

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Starsailor and Bang Bang Romeo @ Sheffield Plug

A great way to see out the year…

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Starsailor front man James Walsh and guitarist Richard McNamara

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Top Ten Songs of 2016

Of all the lists produced on this site, this one is the most subjective and changeable. A month ago it could have been completely different and indeed in a months time. That being said I have tried to pick what I consider to be the most interesting, clever or just plain brilliant songs of the last 12 months. Starting with…

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An Interview With… Frank Turner

After Frank Turner agreed to have a face to face interview with me for Doncopolitan, I was unbelievably heartbroken that work commitments scuppered that opportunity. However, being the true gentleman that he is, Frank agreed to answer any questions I wanted to email over to him. Here are the results:

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Gengahr @ Bungalows and Bears Sheffield

I’d never really heard Radiohead’s influence in Gengahr’s music until seeing them live and while they don’t quite reach the same level of quivering paranoia, they do have a welcome habit of closing songs with a noisy cacophony that even Johnny Greenwood would be proud of.

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RANKED: Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire are one of that rare breed of bands who manage to maintain their cult status and independent spirit despite being a global success. Until their most recent album I would probably have said they are the best band in the world but Reflektor was huge misstep for an otherwise excellent band.

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