Sunday, 27 October 2013, 15:32 | Category : Morrissey
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Inspired by Morrissey’s new autobiography, the Strange Brew picks choice tracks that shaped Morrissey’s formative years:  “we roar and rage through the 1960s, pinned together by pop music, and by the suspicious absence of money.” Millie Small – My Boy Lollipop (Single A-side, Fontana, 1964) Marianne Faithfull ‎– Come And Stay With Me (Single A-side, […]

Wille and The Bandits – Grow

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 20:48 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Mark Waters Do you remember “Play loud” printed on the inner sleeve of Let it Bleed, the Rolling Stones last album of the 1960’s? Here we have a trio whose album Grow needs to be played LOUD! The first track “Got to do Better”, the antithesis of Street Fighting Man is a plea for […]

The White Kites

Sunday, 13 October 2013, 16:34 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Important – great new band alert!! After receiving a link to The White Kites Bandcamp site I gave “Love Doctor” a spin. “Hmmm” I thought, a jaunty pop-sike number with a Kevin Ayers style vocal, harpsichord with an an instantly catchy chorus and psych effects. “Lovely stuff!” I thought but who are […]

Touchstone – Oceans Of Time

Saturday, 12 October 2013, 14:17 | Category : Reviews
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(Hear No Evil Recordings/Cherry Red Records) Review by Jason Barnard Whilst Touchstone have a modern rock sheen on their new album “Oceans Of Time” they produce ambitious music of a melodic and “proggy” nature that does share heritage with some of my favourite music at the Strange Brew. In fact band fonder and keyboardist, Rob Cottingham, recently […]

Simon K & The Meantimers

Monday, 7 October 2013, 21:21 | Category : Articles
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By Nick Warburton West London six-piece horn band Simon K & The Meantimers recorded a Hammond-drenched dance-floor classic called “Bring Your Love Back (To Me)”, which was coupled with “You Know I Do” for a UK single on the B&C label in November 1969.  Fronted by current Hot Chocolate lead singer Kenny Simon, the band […]