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Bobbie Johnson on hip-hop, production and her jokey stage

Hip-hop artist Bobbie Johnson went through stages of writing political lyrics and she also had an angry phase. But what is she focusing on at the moment? “To be honest,” she begins, “I’m at a jokey stage right now ‘cause I’m happy. [laughs]” And you can tell. Bobbie laughs and jokes throughout our interview, even asking if she can list ...

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And Antarctica 2015 Year Roundup

The team here at And Antarctica give their rundown of 2015. Take a look and see which albums we’ve chosen as our favourites this year along with much more insight into how we feel the last 12 months have been. Enjoy! James McIntosh, And Antarctica Contributor TOP THREE ALBUMS OF THE YEAR: 1, Public Service Broadcasting – The Race For ...

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The debut interview – Fierce Friend frontman Alan Grice

Alan Grice’s songs sat unfinished for over a decade. During that time, he was a sideman in various Brighton bands, including the Electric Soft Parade. “I didn’t even have the guts to play these songs to anybody for many years, just kept them to myself,” he says. He’d tried to get his own band together a few times, but it ...

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Electric 6: Don’t let the fire die out

The story so far: Whenever someone tells their friends one of their favourite bands is Electric Six, the usual response is “the guys that did ‘Gay Bar’, right?” This is a fair enough response, and there are plenty of other bands that continue making music long after being abandoned by major labels or fading from the public consciousness. Most people ...

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Ellie Ford on her hotly anticipated debut album

Growing up in York Minster, a young Ellie Ford started off recording a capella songs on an old tape player. Always writing her own music, she developed into a captivating songwriter penning ethereal and intoxicating folk music on the guitar, piano, and harp. She is now settled in Brighton and is on the brink of releasing her debut album The ...

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Live Review: Keith Jarrett at Royal Festival Hall, Nov 20

“Here’s why I do what I do…” said the pianist Keith Jarrett, part-way through a rare UK appearance. What he does is improvised solo concerts which, if they’re good, are released as albums. “A) No-one else is doing it,” he said, and talked about that for a bit. I don’t think he got round to the ‘B)’. I wish he ...

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EP Review: The Barefoot Bandit – Call Me A Liar

Hailing from Exmouth, The Barefoot Bandit have had a productive year headlining small stages at Glastonbury, main stages at other festivals including Glass Butter Beach, and playing alongside or in support of some well renowned artists including Dreadzone, Less Than Jake, Backbeat Soundsystem and more. And to top off a busy year, the boys from Devon have put out their ...

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Surprises, nice and nasty

What is the best album of all time? It is a question that many people have been attempting to answer for decades. Here at And Antarctica we thought about asking our team of writers and music lovers about their favourite albums. But then we stopped and decided that a more interesting (two part) question would be the following… What is the ...

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Live Review: Songhoy Blues at Concorde 2

Desert blues is a genre that has taken many a turn over the years and has been closely linked to the nomadic Tuareg people thanks to fantastic acts like Tinariwen. In 2013 Tuareg guitarist Bombino released Nomad, a brilliant album produced by Black Keys wizard Dan Auerbach. At that time it felt like the genre had reached its ultimate level of groove. Fast ...

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Live Review: Octopuses at the Green Door Store

Brighton’s bubbly indie-pop heroes album launch preview proves to be a real splash Words by James McIntosh The best laid schemes of mice, men and octopuses often go awry. Thursday’s gig at the Green Door Store was scheduled to be a launch event for Octopuses’ debut album Yes Please, but due to delays with the printers, the physical copies had ...

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