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PREPitchforked wit and Larkin bites starlight and even more bible black that usual, same table, different dishes and a season ticket on a one way ride. You guys sure picked a good time to be having a bad time and you're welcome, and thank you for your very kind words. Though I have to wonder ...are you  racking up infractions on purpose? Definition: infraction   Show phonetics noun [C or U] FORMAL when someone breaks a rule or law: Any attempt to influence the judges will be seen as an infraction of the rules.  First up... dig Lazarus and I don’t know what it is but there’s definitely something going on upstairs... 

These are the things that have been in our ears this week, please explore and if it sounds interesting then just hit the links and make your own minds up, our reviews and thoughts are mere signposts designed to guide you to the things you might like to feast on yourselves... don’t you just love the instant hit of the www. 

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We're just going to tell you about the very very best once a week, no more time for the average, only the most exciting - we're very very selective, when we tell you it's good then it really is goooooooood

DEMO OF THE WEEK
ATLAS – Catatonic – Impressive demo; lush, epic in a precise focused concise way, ambitious indie pop with a rewarding progish/mathy edge and some clever construction – clever enough to not need to show off. Finely voiced, Roxanne Johns is the singer, she has strong confident colourful voice. No idea where they’re from, somewhere in the UK, they do sound very English. Don Caballero textures and patterns, lush interludes, sky touching moments, a You And The Atom Bomb feel, an exceptionally good three track demo, three fine ambitious impressive songs – www.myspace.com/atlasbanduk

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THIS MONO GALAXY – Two synth pop songs, a duo from Brighton, a sparse kind of Pet Shop Boys feel. Yes I know, really lazy of me to make that comparison, but hey, if you like Neil Tennant and gloomy Tuesdays and glances exchanged on train journeys and understated slightyl lo-fi synth pop melodrama then hit the link and find just how lazy the Pet Shop Boys reference is. I like it, especially Team Building – www.myspace.com/thismonogalaxy

Last week's demo of the week - THE HAROLD WARTOOTH / COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND

Previous demo's of the week - EATEN BY TIGERS / MOLLOY / THE ATROCITY EXHIBIT / 2 OUT OF 3 RULE / THE JACKPOT GOLDEN BOYS / FANTAPLASTIC / YONATAN NIV / INNER RAGE / NAVEL / FILTHY HABITS / LITTLE TROPHY / THE ORIENTALISTS

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NEW ALBUMS WE’RE LISTENING TO THIS WEEK
This week the best new things we’ve been listening to were... 

ALBUM OF THE WEEK
B FOR BANG – Across The Universe Of Language – B For Bang Rewires The Beatles (KML) -  Some serious avant music makers including acclaimed pianist Katia Lebeque, David Chalmin from the excellent Dimension X and contemporary composer Nicola Tescari along with guests like Patti Smith, Daniel Day Lewis and such. Across The Universe is not so much a tribute to the Fab Four, or indeed a set of covers, more interpretations using classic songs like Helter Skelter, Come Together, Lucy in The Sky as focus points and spring boards. Familiar lines and riffs cut in to all kinds of soothing, gentle, jarring composition. The Beatles, iconic figures that they are whoever you are or whatever your language, woven in to contemporary avant musical assembly and orchestral stabs and all manner of high-art spiky chamber jazz and other rock – the results are thrilling. Melancholic passages are disrupted as we go back to the bottom and up to the top, challenging piano outbursts, sinister impressionism, inventive focus and all pulled back in to shape by the familiar frame of Beatles songs – all kinds of energies and modern musical traditions colliding as one wonderfully stimulating whole. It works, it works on so many levels – most of all it just works as a rewarding piece of modern musical art to get lost in and enjoy.  Wonderfully good for you. 
www.bforbang.com or www.myspace.com/bforbang or www.kmlrecordings.com
 
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NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (Mute) - Now look, they don’t need our words, there should be words everywhere, we’re not needed here, we’ll keep it short... A new Nick Cave album is an event that rightly will be covered all over the music media and beyond. We like to use our time and space here on those that are ignored by most, but hey, new Bad Seeds album just landed... 
           Now I pretty much love everything he does, so straight to the front of the queue, rip open that cellophane and throw it on  - hey this is different and all that we have now here is not the same as we have ever had before and shun us from the greasy grind. This is different, still rosaries stuffed up noses and tubes clasped in hands and....  don’t ask me things, I don’t know where to start, ignite the powder trail and some slobbering dog thing. I feel like a vacuum cleaner, a complete sucker, I call upon the author to explain... look, I got to go, I’m late, I got to meet a train, I can’t stop this first listen and hey there’s dogs knocking on the door...  Hemingway and who? And they’ve published another volume of reconstructed rubbish...? Can we call upon the author to explain? “Finding new ways to be the Bad Seeds is an ongoing mission for Nick Cave and his confreres...” You don’t need a Nick Cave review from us, no gliding off dorsal fins or New Testament miracles or putting himself in the dock and being called to explain. The fourteenth Bad Seed album is as rewarding and intriguing as the previous thirteen – very much a Bad Seeds album, as challenging and unpredictable as ever, as full of mood swings and messing with your mood swings as ever. Lived with it for a good part of a week now (and I made that train) and you don’t need us to tell you this is another good one – the same old Bad Seeds, as different as ever and more news from nowhere and yes... dragging the inner working outside, a stand out even by Nick Cave standards... www.nickcaveandthebadseeds.com
 


FOOT VILLAGE – Friendship Village (Tome) - What a shout-and-yell-a-thon! Who are these people? Opens with a track that manages to sound like three different arguments going on in the same room at the time, second track sounds like they gave up arguing and all took on hitting drums (and screaming) instead. First track is called Urination, the second is called Crow Call - this second track would scare any passing crow right out of the sky. Rhythmic histrionics and chaotic scrums of noise and telling and yelling and.... These people are various LA heavyweight underground music-makers from cutting edge bands like Gang Wizard and Friends Forever, Tome Records meanwhile is run by Kevin from Pre. Is this how he spends his down time?! Foot Village make Pre sound like a relaxing bath of ambient bliss in comparison! There’s some serious rhythmic juggling going on here (along with addictive mixes from Big A Little a, Tussle, Silver Daggers, Robedoor). Electricity-free hardcore! No-electricity hardcore is what they’re attempting to make. Foot Village is the first nation built after the apocalypse! Serious experimental music living and shaving wherever they damn well want to – invigorating noisecore art attacks. Recommended, go investigate – www.myspace.com/footvillage or www.tomerecords.com

SINE STAR PROJECT - Building Humans (Blood Light Recordings) - Muse back-bred to Sparks and Queen to pup a progeny that concentrates good things from all these.  Openers Bleeding Like a Dog and Brown Bread is all the soaring-but-driving accessibility of Muse, complete with that band's phrasing and feel, but the tunes and arrangements are enticingly sophisticated, hinting that Sine Star Project are just getting warming up.  In a nutshell, after starting out with a couple of classical-influenced indie rock numbers they have enough sonic skill to be able to make the out-and-out prog that Muse would have liked to. A rather human sort of late 70s poppy prog, the orchestral, ambitious Concerto For A Rainy Day double-album extravaganza thing.  This being the days of post rock and lost inhibitions, Building Humans is subtler and possessing a rich delicacy that is all its own.  Singer/composer Peter J Croissant (whose project this is) has a sweet, soft falsetto voice that holds a core unique identity against the comparisons that come to mind - Jeff Buckley, Antony and the Johnsons, Freddy Mercury - a fragile, honeyed voice that goes down very easily, layered into confections of bright, bittersweet harmonies.  The whole is enriched by swathes of strings and brass, a body count of over 30 musicians guesting around the gigging five-piece core. Based in the south of England,  Sine Star Project have few peers here in the UK; the more freeform, orchestrated songs showing more in common with some of the more melodic avant-prog outfits of the US, such as Time Of Orchids and Kayo Dot. Where they rock out,  then things are complex, reined-in tense heavyness, holding back to a release of sweeping emotion. 
  Flowing, confidently classical arrangements weaving into a wide-ranging whole, Building Humans remains deft and elegant where others would arrive at cheesy bombast.  Evidently the product of a pretty special imagination, Sine Star Project is uniquely refined rock, darkly romantic at heart, and not a little brave.
www.myspace.com/sinestarproject or www.sinestarproject.com

HEADCHARGER – Watch The Sun (Customcore) – A second album from the French outfit, seems a little more straight forward and direct this time. Relentless grunge flavoured driving abrasive aggressive edgy rock delivered with a slicing in your face noised-up punk as F attitude. No time to mess around, no time to be subtle, no time for anything much other than getting to where they need to go and getting there fast – foot to the floor early Soundgarden/Nirvana for Melvins/Black Flag/Motorhead fans – www.myspace.com/customcorerecords or www.headcharger.com

SAHG – II (Regain) – Very much a late period Ozzy’s Sabbath flavoured thing – Never Say Die period. Second album from the Norwegian band, melodic heavy rock with a great big clean cut psychedelic harmonised stoner sound. Riders of thunders and star crossed escapes from the crimson sun and cosmic doom – they do it extremely/authentically well – www.regainrecords.com

BLACK CROWES – Warpaint (Silver Arrow) - So is it their best album? Well let’s say this is an album good enough to put up an argument that says it is. What the Black Crowes have done here is returned (after some seven years) with some very fine, rather mellow, stimulating, refined and somewhat sophisticated Southern rock – kind of like The Stones at their Southern best, only the Crowes have far more right to be doing this than some band from West London. Eleven easy on the ear, inviting, impressive, classic Southern rock tracks delivered with a good soul, the right attitude and a just hint of things not being quite right in their homelands right – you know what, I think it is their best album. Recommended. www.blackcrowes.com

MINUS –  The Great Northern Whale Kill (One Little Indian) - Another album from the forceful band from Reykjavik (Iceland) and more of that big sounding alternative middle ground rock for people who like the kind of things Queens Of The Stone Age or Foo Fighters get up to these days – www.indian.co.uk or www.myspace.com/minus

THE ERUPTORS – Bad Time To Be Having A Good Time (Manic Squat) – Some kind of raw messy garage punk Stooge-out of a sci-fi concept album. If you’re in to your raw garage rock and bands like The Masons and you like your sci-fi and battlestar eruptica and lo-fi scuzz and comic book artwork then go investigate... www.myspace.com/eruptors

TANK 86 – Behold (self release) – Five track debut mini album from the Dutch band – solid riff based instrumental stoner flavoured alternative heavy rock. They have a complex edge to their seemingly effortless easy to listen to flow. Tight, and without really breaking any new ground or doing anything you haven’t heard before, rather satisfying. www.tank86.com

GRENOUER – Try (Casket) - High tempo industrial metal from St Petersburg, Russia – relentless, cookie monster yapping vocals, relentless machine driven aggression - relentless everything - relentless riffs, relentless noise, relentless computer game industrial metal – they have a little extra twist in there, a hint of something that keeps things a little more interesting than your average slice of modern industrial metal... www.grenouer.com

THE NOTORIOUS HI-FI KILLERS – Which Side Are You On? (Rocket) – They do just what you’d expect a band called The Notorious Hi-Fi Killers to do – or do they? What would you expect anyway? Who expects what? Who are these notorious people? People from Joeyfat, Princess Headbutt, people who’ve been around London in various bands doing various things for a while now.  Moody smouldering edgy raw moody garage blues that’s nailed on and direct when it wants to be, psychedelia that goes right out (beyond) there when it has a mind to. They’re timeless, they could be from anytime in the last thirty or so years - no, that’s wrong, they sound like now, like the musical melting pot that is right now. They’re not afraid of a fifteen minute smouldering mindwarp down the river behind the lines (where Charlie don’t surf). There’s Beefeaters on the back cover, who knows why? Dirty filthy guitars, dirty filthy acid blues, who knows which side they’re on, who went in to the DMZ? North London? Which side are you on? www.myspace.com/hifikillers

ETERNAL DEFORMITY – Frozen Circus (Code666) – From Poland with a rather intriguing mix of circus metal and slightly grotesque industrial/gothic onslaught – grotesque in a positive manner though, kind of circus freak show waiting for the trapeze artist to fall on the share slicing guitar riffs and the euro-prog atmosphere. They lull you with their moody atmospheres then stomp you again just as you’re letting your guard down. Think early Marillion go death/goth metal and thrash about with cod-classical onslaughts and the kitchen sink and the gates of hell and eternal deformity indeed. www.eternal-deformity.com

OCTOBER ALL OVER – Vital Organs (Unlabel) – Whatever happened to London’s October All Over?  Two or three years ago it was all rather blustery and busy and it all looked positively exciting (see copies of Organ from 2005/6, we had lots of good things to say). October All Over were, for a moment or two back there, a vital part of the ever evolving London DIY/underground scene. And then they just dropped off the radar, as bands do. Thought they’d given up completely until this CD turned up – very little info with it, one of those advance CDs that labels like to send out without any of the artwork, information or anything (like the artwork isn’t part of it or something?). Did they split? Is this album coming out as an after though for those who cared? No sign of any gigs, no much sign of life over on their My Space page – not very hopeful then seeing as this album is officially released on March 10th and they’re not even mentioning it? Guess they moved on and the people at Unlabel care enough to not let it go unreleased? Who knows? This is a fine album, an edgy urgent abrasive album. October All Over were (are?) a ball of fast edgy angular energy – positive energy that came laced with clever strong structure and a post-hardcore alternative thrust. Well looks like they did ground to a halt back in 2007 when Sophie Haines left, her leaving was the last sign of activity on their abandoned official website. Sophie was bass player and one of the vocalists. Urgent tense post-hardcore imagination is what they dealt out - Unwound flavours, Pixies flavours, abrasive pop, Unseen, Fudge Tunnel, tougher side of Sonic Youth – male/female vocals, barbed riffs, a positively awkward punk rock edge and a fine album from a band who were brimming with possibilities. Yes, Vital Organs is a fine album, they could well have become vital. Good that this has come out then, good that it exists, not sure how vital without the functioning live band and the experience that went with it, good to have though, good good good. www.myspace.com/octoberallover or www.unlabel.net
 
 
Last week's album of the week - VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR

Previous album's of the week - SON LUX / SURROUNDED / ALEC K REDFEARN & THE EYESORES / CHRIS SCHLARB / DANAVA / NADA SURF / HARLOTS / TIME OF ORCHIDS / DIEBOLD / HOLLER, WILD ROSE! / BLACK MOUNTAIN
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BUNCH OF HUNTS

THREE YEARS ON - SCHNEWS REVIEWS THE UK 'BAN' ON HUNTING

"It's pretty much business as usual hunt sabbing in the fields of rural England, three years after the hunting ban came into force - if you can call it a ban; week in week out we see hunts chasing and killing foxes in direct violation of the ban." - H.S.A. Press Officer

"Finally - seven years after Neo-Labour promised to ban hunting with dogs, the law's been passed. Foxes can relax and hunt sabs can hang up their balaclavas. Or can they?" - SchNEWS 486

Three years since the ban on hunting with hounds was passed through parliament, has it made a blind bit of difference to the bloody fate of persecuted British wildlife? No - but it has provided an invaluable lesson on how people with cash and influence can buck the law with impunity. Not only that, but those trying to curb their illegal activities face police harassment and hunt thuggery.

When the Criminal Justice Act 1994 was first introduced, one of its main targets was the Hunt Saboteurs movement, denounced as "Thugs, wreckers and bullies" by the then Home Secretary Michael Howard. Within hours of the bill receiving royal assent, police moved in and began arresting those disrupting bloodsports under the new offence of 'aggravated trespass'. At one point, Sussex police were fielding nearly eighty officers every weekend to arrest and harass hunt saboteurs.

Contrast this with the Hunting Act 2005. Pretty unequivocal in its terms, it made hunting with hounds a criminal offence. The more naïve might have expected a similar police effort made to clamp down on those now in breach of the law. What actually happened was that David 'there's none so blind as those who will not see' Blunkett announced a 'softly-softly' approach, letting the police off the hook. In a  backstairs deal, hunting became an offence - but not one for which details of those arrested would be recorded, or one which would count towards national crime enforcement statistics. The same police forces which had deployed vast resources to harass anti-bloodsports activists now simply ignored the hunting issue.

Bloodsports enthusiasts carried on their merry way, initially using the flimsy legal camouflage of 'exempt' hunting. What this meant in fact was that some hunts took to having a bird of prey on hand (falconry isn't banned), others a few bumpkins with shotguns (because it's allowed to use two hounds to flush prey towards guns) and others still took to dragging smelly rags around miles from the action in attempt to pretend they were drag-hunting. Once it became apparent that across the country police were not about to take any action anyway even these pantomimes were dropped. For example on Saturday 5th January, the Surrey Union foxhunt chased and killed a fox on the village green at Ockley, Surrey. This was photographed by sabs. Efforts to interest police in the footage were met with the thin blue line of complete indifference.

Of course there have been a handful of prosecutions across the country - twenty-five to be exact. Almost all of those prosecuted by the CPS have been targeted for 'low-level' hunting - using lurcher dogs to hunt rabbits and hares. While just as cruel as yer redcoated, stirrup cup drinkin' landownin' variety, the setting of dogs on wildlife isn't protected by that most vital exemption in the Hunting Act – the defence of being a toff. When huntsmen from the more prestigious hunts find themselves in court, always as a result of footage taken by the League against Cruel Sports and often as a result of private prosecutions taken out by them, they are equipped with the best legal advice money can buy. As a result they can afford to pay for continual appeals and, like Premiership footballers charged with speeding, find themselves able to wriggle through the smallest of courtroom loopholes.

We are now nearing the end of the third fox-hunting season since the introduction of the ban. Sab groups, committed to taking direct action against bloodsports, have gathered hours of footage of hunts breaking the ban. In response, the hunts have upped the level of violence and intimidation - especially against those carrying cameras. This season has seen a rise in violence targeted at sabs, with vehicles attacked and people hospitalised. And it is usually the camera operators they go for first.

When police do turn up, naturally they haven't developed a sudden sympathy for the anarchists in their (t)rusty black Land Rovers. In November last year, sabs out with the notorious Old Surrey and Burstow fox hunt, filmed huntsman Mark Bycroft blatantly urging his hounds on to a fox.

One sab told us, "They were on to their third fox of the day - it broke out of some woodland and we were standing there filming. Police arrived and told the sabs, "You lot move away or you'll be arrested." When we asked what for, we were told aggravated trespass. Pointing out that we were disrupting a unlawful activity didn't do any good as at that point Bycroft rode up and told the police, "You lot sort 'em out or we will." The cops then immediately jumped on one cameraman and wrestled him to the ground, putting him in handcuffs. Minutes later they arrested me."All charges have since been dropped.

Of course it's not surprising that the boys in blue line up with the chinless in pink - some of them ride with the hunt! On Saturday 9th February 2008, Sabs on the South Downs and Eridge hunt were bemused to have an off-duty WPC from Surrey ride up to them flashing her warrant card. Strangely enough two sabs were later arrested and held for 22 hours. "Basically our vehicle had been blocked in by hunt thugs. After one female hunt sab had been ridden down we'd asked for police assistance and been told that the matter 'had already been dealt with' - i.e. they'd asked the WPC if everything was OK. To try and get out I rolled forward with the Land Rover and cracked a brake light on the 4x4 blocking the road. When the police eventually did turn up I was nicked for criminal damage!"

And the courts take a lenient view of hunt violence. One hunt supporter, convicted of GBH in November for breaking a woman's arm in two places, merely received an eight month suspended sentence. You can easily imagine what would have happened if the offence had been the other way round.

As one greying veteran of the anti-bloodsports battles told SchNEWS, "Screw this monitoring lark: no more standing around with cameras while still getting attacked by the huntscum and arrested by the plod - let's get back to old fashioned sabbing..."

With the law still an ass, all kinds of anti-hunt action continues - and help and support is still needed. See www.huntsabs.org.uk
 

Live previously - DR SLAGGLEBERRY / AIRBOURNE / SPIT LIKE THIS / MOUSE / GRANTURA / TO THE BONES /DäLEK / DESTRUCTO STORMBOTS / GUAPO / MOLLOY / CREEDLE

LIVE REVIEW ARCHIVES

  SINGLES
Single time...

SINGLE OF THE WEEK
WHAT WOULD JESUS DRIVE?  - We Made This EP (Split) – Well f me, time to take offence! Around here we give a great big f about What Jesus Would Drive and we never did nuffin’, No let down here, no offence taken and far better than watching lots of TV and getting nothing done, OK dreadful Grease cover thing, third track, what a let down, sweet dreaming gone sour, no, come back, inspired Grease cover thing. They sound like Art Brut having an argument with Dustin’s Bhamitzvah outside the chippy over the Carter records they stole off their dad’s mate – no, that’s an awful Grease thing, not the one that you want. What would Jesus drive anyway? He’d drive us all bleedin’ mad with his preaching and shouting and we wouldn’t give an f about his band and oi! You! Come back here and turn that bloody wine back in to water again and get off my fish and sharing it our with all them scrounging god-bothers, your dad means nothing to be and I don’t care what you drive – he’d be like bloody Bob Geldof, Boomtown bloody twat. Three tracks, two people, feisty shouty sweary girl/boy combination and wired and nuffin! Never again - round here all of us give an f about your band, well the first track anyway and the second song – the second song is a stressfully sweet new wave pop band with their heads lost in the clouds and rushing in to things – we like it, maybe even the Grease thing. – www.myspace.com/whatwouldjesusdrive or www.splitrecords.co.uk

SINGLE OF THE WEEK 2

FRIGHTENED RABBIT – Head Rolls Off (Fat Cat) – Single from the forthcoming Midnight Organ Fight album and more of the Glasgow band’s sublime to the point of perfection uplifting heart-warming beauty. Gorgeous song-writers and they just get better and better. Refined uplifting beautiful-voiced alt.rock. Oh look, just hit the link and go hear how stylishly right this wonderful band are – www.myspace.com/frightenedrabbit or www.frightenedrabbit.com

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FROM PLAN TO PROGRESS – A Look Over (Lime) – Decent enough American sounding melodic hardcore punk from Brighton. They do a rather familiar thing rather well, they have an energy and a positive attitude that carries them through – well worth checking out. www.fromplantoprogress.com or www.limerecords.com

I CONCUR – Lucky Jack (Brew) – New single from the Leeds based band and some ambitious anthemic atmospheric indie rock that bases Sigur Ros style guitar drama around some understated Northern English indieness. – www.myspace.cmo/iconcurband or www.myspace.com/brewrecords

THE KISSAWAY TRAIL – Smother + Evil = Hurt (Bella Union) – More of that wonderously dreamy Mercury Rev style uplifting spine-tingling indie pop from Denmark’s Kissaway Trail – comes with some previously unreleased b-sides – www.thekissawaytrail.com

Last week's single of the week - CAVALERA CONSPIRACY

Previously - SILVERY / PICTURES / STE McCABE / THE DEATH SET / KUNK / DR SLAGGLEBERRY / HERZOGA / THE DROPKICK MURPHYS / ONE MORE GRAIN / PLAAYDOH / HELLO WEMBLEY / UNDERWORLD

SINGLE REVIEW ARCHIVES

'RE-ISSUE/best of OF THE WEEK
Can you give us a moment here? 

PREVIOUSLY - CANDLEMASS / MORVISCOUS / CURRENT 93 / TYPE O NEGATIVE / N.W.A  / STRIBORG / THE WEIRDOS / THE MOB / ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS / THE VERVE / KHAYA / GREASY TRUCKERS PARTY / HERE AND NOW

  MEDIA, VIDEO, PRINT AND....
SPIRITWO videoeyesCan you give us another moment here? comeback later today
 

PREVIOUSLY -  PELICAN / GIANT PAW / AURAL INNOVATIONS  / PARALLEL WORLDS, PARALLEL LIVES TV documentary / NEVER MIND THE SEX PISTOLS: AN ALTERNATIVE HISTORY – DVD / THE ZINE DIRECTORY / BATH BOMB / NEMESIS TO GO #4 / DVD: MIGHTY ROBOT: SLEEP WHEN YOU ARE DEAD

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RHUBARB & CUSTODY

Met Cops hit a new low this week - targeting a soup kitchen handing out food to the homeless. The 'Reclaim your food' collective were handing out free soup near The Oval, London (as they do every Sunday). Twenty cops in two vans - plus a CCTV crew - turned up to ensure that this act of flagrant charity did not go unpunished. Enraged by the free organic bread, skipped soup and insurrectionary rhubarb crumble on offer, the plod had no choice but to act. Two of the servers were arrested, while everyone else was held in a kettle and photographed. All this because they were causing alarm, harassment and distress to the local 'community' and apparently 'attracting crack dealers' (well we all know how much they love a good crumble with the cops!). SchNEWS's man on the scene has made a short film – see here

Schhhhhneeeeew - What's that - go see - www.schnews.org.uk

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PAST ISSUES....

ORGAN 246 - Out in print right now, March  2008 edition

ORGAN 245 - VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, YOU SLUT!, LAST HARBOUR, JENNY HUYSTON, HATE ETERNAL DR SLAGGLEBERRY, AIRBOURNE, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, CRY PARROT, PRE ...

ORGAN 244 - SON LUX, TALK, THE HIGH WIRE , SPIT LIKE THIS, DENNIS HOPPER CHOPPERS , SILVERY, MOUSE, BIRDBATH, FUNERAL CRASHERS, THE HAROLD WARTOOTH, COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND, KIDNAPPER BELL, THE DIVINE BAZE ORCHESTRA , GRAND ARCHIVES, PITCHBLEND, ACHENAR, FAMILY MACHINE, TO-MERA, CITIZEN KEYNE, OPEN THE SKIES, FAVEZ, HELP GEORGE TABB, DON AIREY, STATE RADIO,  MAGNUM. STIGMA, ANDRE MATOS, LES SAVY FAV, MENOMENA, CANDLEMASS...

ORGAN 243 - SURROUNDED, BALTIC FLEET, PICTURES, LIGHT PUPIL DILATE, RAFTER, RICHARD SWIFT, EFTERKLANG, STE McCABE, EATEN BY TIGERS, AUTOCOIL, SEEDS OF DOUBT, STAGECOACH, ALEC K REDFEARN, CHANGING MODES, JUNKBOY, THE ALPS, FLESH EATING FOUNDATION, EBONY ARK, PORCUPINE TREE, SUICIDAL WINDS, THE CROW CLUB, GRANTURA, THE DeRELLAS, ALICE AND THE MAJESTY, MORVISCOUS...

ORGAN 242 - CHRIS SCHLARB, DANAVA, BAUHAUS, THE DEAL WAS FOR THE DIAMOND, FIGHTING WITH WIRE, THE DICKIES, TUSK. PELICAN, ORCHARD TRIP, COBWEB, THE LOVED ONES, AVERSE SEFIRA, ATLANTIS, THE HUGUENOTS, FACEBREAKER, ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS, THE DEATH SET. KUNK, THE BLAKES, YOUNG HOLLYWOOD, CURRENT 93... 

ORGAN 241 - Out in print right now, FEB 2008 edition 

ORGAN 240 - NADA SURF, HARLOTS, THIS IS HELL, DYNAMITE 8, TO THE BONES, HERZOGA, LOS, DR SLAGGLEBERRY, THE $HIT, MOLLOY, CHALOU SAINT JUDE, FABONACCI, AGES OF STONES, THE SOUND OF THE CATACOMBS, TYPE O NEGATIVE...

ORGAN 239 - TIME OF ORCHIDS, ATLAS SOUND, PLASTIC TOYS, EVANGELICALS, DRIVE BY TRUCKERS, ROTTEN SOUND, LOS SALVADORES, THE ATROCITY EXHIBIT, THE HYENAS, ENDORPHINS, BEYOND THE VOID, DäLEK, DESTRUCTO STORMBOTS, GUAPO, THE DROPKICK MURPHYS, INTERVURT....
 

 
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