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Record Store Day: Brainiac 5 + Steve Mason + Frank Turner + Matthew E. White + Smoke Fairies + Gabrielle Aplin + Wire
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Brainiac 5 play a quirky mix of psychedelic guitar-based original tunes with influences ranging from the Yardbirds to Little Feat via Sun Ra & Quicksilver Messenger Service.
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As the former Beta Band front man, he has performed using many monikers. Now working with Richard X on 'Boy's Own', released in April 2010, this is an album which merges multiple genres and styles to typically thrilling effect.
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Former singer for hardcore outfit Million Dead turned folk troubador, Frank Turner has seen his fame flourish through, essentially, the old fashioned route - hard work, continuous gigging and word of mouth. His singer-songwriter solo career steadily grew from cult status to an arena filler, eventually playing London's O2 and Wembley Stadium.
It has been an eventful decade for the troubadour from Winchester who now resides in Holloway, North London. Turner released his debut album, “Sleep is For The Week”, in 2007 and has been on a stunning upward curve ever since. He is now one of the country’s most cherished songwriters, a man who plays the biggest venues in the land and whose records reach the higher echelons of the charts but who has never lost sight of his original MO: write, record, tour, repeat.
His blend of folk-punk-rock and powerful lyrics has seen him continue playing to an already devoted fanbase, but he picks up new fans with every festival appearance and tour.
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Virgina's Matthew E. White has wowed the critics with his debut album 'Big Inner', a collection of smooth modern-day soul and funk with a 70's vibe, Brazilian tropicalia and country rock combined with the hallmarks of classic singer-songwriters like Randy Newman (White's personal musical hero).
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London based duo of Jessica Davies and Katherine Blamire, who together hauntingly fuse together elements of English folk, Deep South blues and Appalachian ballads into a beautiful cohesive whole.
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Talented Wiltshire singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin became something of an internet sensation, notching up over 3 million plays on You Tube with her gentle acoustic cover versions of songs by Paramore and You Me At Six. She then went on to reach no.1 in the UK singles chart in 2012 with her haunting cover of Frankie's 'The Power Of Love', thanks to heavy exposure through that year's John Lewis Christmas commercial.
Not wishing to be labelled as a mere covers girl, she went on to release her own self-penned or co-written material, with two hit albums, 'English Rain' and 'Light Up The Dark', along with a string of EPs.
Her breathtaking combination of beautiful vocals and self-taught piano and guitar musicianship draws influences from Damien Rice, Jamie Cullum, James Morrison to Paramore and Joni Mitchell.
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Wire are the undisputed originators of experimental postrock. Since their formation in London in 1976, Wire have maintained and advanced a musical project which treats the creative potential of a rock band as a fluid, amorphous medium. As removed from self-conscious intellectualism as they are from the inherent conservatism of much rock music, Wire employ their unique, endlessly restless and risk-taking creativity to question every aspect of songwriting, recording and performance. They delight and disturb in equal measure, troubleshooting the circuitry of perfect pop, or patrolling the limits of focused experimentalism.
Having virtually drawn the map of modern guitar effects, they are cited as heroes by such diverse acts as Fugazi, My Bloody Valentine, Black Flag, Guided By Voices, and Blur.
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