ICEHOUSE: Crossing Borders

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INTRO You don’t care about how a band is formed, how it starts, you just hear the music. You don’t know how long a band has been around for before you hear the music, how hard they’ve worked to get an audience and a record deal. You can however hear their influences and in Iva Davies initially with Flowers and thence ICEHOUSE these are ringing loud and clear; sometimes in a good way and sometimes not. FORMING FLOWERS AND EXTERIOR INFLUENCES The role and power of influence can be difficult…read more


Suede: Catching Up with the Insatiable Ones

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URBAN HYMNS OK, I was never into Brit-pop and as previously stated the nineties left me pretty much cold in terms of musical development in our humble isles (the UK). Recently in my local library I spotted (front man) Brett Anderson’s biog Coal Black Mornings and from there wanted to go back and listen to the music. An interesting pointer here is like U2, SUEDE were slow to adapt to colour, the first two albums sound like a grimy urban landscape in just about any hinterland town in the UK…read more

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