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And So I Watch You From Afar (Support: Antlered Man) @ Thekla, Bristol 17/04/13

Its almost an unspoken rule in Bristol, that when you're at a gig where local hero Big Jeff is also in attendance, you're in for a good one. Wednesday April 17th at Thekla was no exception when Belfast based instrumental post/math-rockers And So I Watch You From Afar graced the stage in the bowels of arguably Bristol's 2nd most famous boat (but when do you ever get the chance to start a mosh pit on the S.S. ...

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What I’m Drinking To LIVE: Mala In Cuba Live at Motion, Bristol.

[Photo by Theo Cottle, www.theosphotos.tumblr.com] As a tribute to my first review on HOLDUPNOW I have decided to review the live performance of Mala's album Mala In Cuba  at Motion, Bristol for the Outlook Festival Launch Party on February 23rd. The night was headlined by Mungo's HiFi who graciously also brought along their renowned sound system for the event and supported by such acts as Prince Fatty, Gen ...

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What I’m Drinking To #6: Album Review: Bonobo – Black Sands

What I'm drinking to this time is the spectacular fourth album by Simon Green, better known as Bonobo, Black Sands. With his first release in over three years, The North Borders upcoming on NinjaTune available April 1st it seemed a good time to remember and drink along to the masterpiece that came before. It has such a chilled, cool and classy vibe that one expects from a modern cocktail bar that it could n ...

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What I’m Drinking To #5: Mix Review: Quantic – Beautiful and Deep Dancing Songs

What I'm drinking to this week isn't an album for once. Instead, I have opted for an all vinyl mix by Worcestershire born, Will Holland, better known as Quantic. Famed for producing and performing alike, the Colombia based master of all trades takes influence from soul, jazz, funk, bossa nova and hip hop from all over the world. As a producer he has worked with the amazingly talented vocalist Alice Russell ...

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What I’m Drinking To #4: Album Review: Dropkick Murphys – Signed And Sealed In Blood.

What I'm drinking to this week is Celtic punk rockers Dropkick Murphys' hot of the presses new album Signed and Sealed In Blood. Still going strong since 1998 (albeit with several line up changes) the Boston boy's latest release is very different to their last, the concept album Going Out In Style with bassist Ken Casey calling it 'just us having fun and making the most catchy, singalong kind of songs we ca ...

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