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Paradise Lost : Draconian Times - Favourite Album Reviews
Russell Ferguson examines the impact of goth/heavy metal rockers Paradise Lost's groundbreaking fifth album, 'Draconian Times', which has just been reissued as a double CD

Pipettes : Fibbers, York, 7/5/2010 - Live Reviews
Girl group the Pipettes recently returned to live work in a new line-up after a long absence. At a show at Fibbers in York to promote their forthcoming second album 'Earth vs Pipettes', Russell Ferguson is captivated by their infectious harmonies and current lo-fi electronic disco sound

Levellers : Picturehouse, Holmfirth, 28/4/2010 - Live Reviews
At his first Levellers show in nearly a decade, Russell Ferguson, having seen the folk punks through the best and then more leaden circumstances, finds them back on form at a gig at the Picturehouse in Holmfirth

Vivian Girls : Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, 22/1/2010 - Live Reviews
Russell Ferguson finds discordant all girl trio the Vivian Girls quickly becoming dull and sliding into routine at a gig at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds

Fight Like Apes : Cockpit 3, Leeds, 5/3/2009 - Live Reviews
Russell Ferguson watches Dublin-formed art rockers Fight Like Apes play a confused and disjointed, but somehow enjoyable set at the Cockpit 3 in Leeds

Whip : Trash, Leeds, 13/11/2008 - Live Reviews
Despite Mancurian electronic group the Whip's debut album, 'X Marks the Destination', being one of the better albums of the year, Russell Ferguson finds them soon running out of steam at a gig at the Leeds Trash

Killing Joke : Filmore East, New York, 11/10/2008...12/10/2008 - Live Reviews
At the Filmore East in New York, Russell Ferguson watches Killing Joke, with all four of their original members back together for the first time since 1982, play two very different sets over two nights

Blakes : Cockpit, Leeds, 11/7/2008 - Live Reviews
At a support date to the Brian Jonestown Massacre at the Cockpit in Leeds, Russell Ferguson finds much to admire in Seattle based alternative rock trio the Blakes' unique combination of indie, grunge and 60's rock

Photoscapes : New Model Army 4 - Features
In the remaining three parts of his revealing six part photographic montage and history, Russell Ferguson continues to chronicle New Model Army 90's hardcore fanbase which followed the band as it toured across Britain and Europe

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Photoscapes : New Model Army 1 - Features
In the latest in our 'Photoscapes' series Russell Ferguson's revealing six part photographic montage and history , three parts which are showing this month, three parts next month, chronicles New Model Army 90's hardcore fanbase which followed the band as it toured across Britain and Europe

Ejector Seat : Trash, Leeds, 12/6/2008 - Live Reviews
With a new single 'Not My Girl' to promote, Derby-based indie band band Ejector Seat recently toured Britain. Russell Ferguson at Trash in Leeds finds that, while still relatively unexperienced, they have the potential yet to push ahead of their contemporaries

DVD-Rocket from the Crypt : RIP - Profiles
Rocket from the Crypt played their farewell show on Halloween night 2005 in their home city of San Diego. With a DVD of that show having just come out, Russell Ferguson looks at it, and, after a fire at it director's house, the miracle that it has been made at all

John Parkes : Bull and Bottle, Bradford, 28/2/2008 - Live Reviews
In the atmospheric backdrop of England's longest running folk club at the Bull and Bottle in Bradford, Russell Ferguson watches acoustic singer-songwriter John Parkes play an passionate, charged show of mainly political numbers

Hundred Reasons : Interview - Interviews
With their label having gone into receivership, punk/metal act Hundred Reasons have recently been dropped their label for a second time. Guitarist Larry Hibbitt speaks to Russel Ferguson on their latest tour about a difficult few years and why the band keeps going

Sons and Daughters : Cockpit, Leeds, 8/2/2008 - Live Reviews
At the Leeds Cockpit, Russell Ferguson sees Sons and Daughters on tour to promote their latest album, 'The Gift', live up to all expectations and after years of waiting in the wings move to centre stage

Exile Parade : Roadhouse, Manchester, 14/12/2007 - Live Reviews
At the Roadhouse in Manchester, Russell Ferguson watches Warrington-based newcomers Exile Parade sound like they have been playing gigs together for years with an impressive set of 60's and Britpop-influenced rock

Pillows and Prayers : Profile - Profiles
Russell Ferguson examines the re-release of Cherry Red's 1982 compilation, 'Pillows and Prayers',which now comes in a triple CD edition

Young Gods and Undercut : Fibbers, York, 27/11/2007 - Live Reviews
Russell Ferguson finds the energy and power of both durable Swiss rockers the Young Gods and new band Undercut's performances totally compelling at Fibber's in York

Dartz : Packhorse, Leeds, 13/9/2008 - Live Reviews
Despite Middlesborough angular guitar trio Dartz being tired and exhausted after a long touring schedule, Russell Ferguson finds much to be impressed by in a short, but fiery set at the Leeds Packhorse

NFD : Limelight, Crewe, 20/6/2007 - Live Reviews
NFD is new the band of former Fields of the Nephilim members Tony Pettit and Simon Rippen. Russell Ferguson at the Limelight in Crewe wtaches them play an in impresive set, but finds tyhem occasionally relying too much on past glories

Rhombus : Civic Hall, Mexborough, 23/6/2007 - Live Reviews
Rhombus are an 80's-influenced Goth band. In the unusual environment of the Mexborough Civic Hall, Russell Ferguson watches them, despite playing to a tiny audience, win over several new fans

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