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Going, Going...
Going, Going...
Price: £7.99

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, brilliant and up there with their very best work...., 17 Sept. 2016
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With an unusual and unexpected opening, at first you could be forgiven for assuming Gedge and the band have wandered off into a new post-rock phase. But enjoyable as this surprise is, when the first chords of 'Two Bridges' kick in you could be listening to George Best or Bizarro; this also goes for for 'Birdsnest' and the blistering and funny 'Secretary'. Unlike some bands that sound contrived when echoing their earlier selves, this just sounds natural and brilliant and fresh. Maybe it's Gedge's voice - it sounds like he still loves his craft and his job and being in this band. 'Rachel' might be one of the best pop songs the band have ever written.
On 'Bear' 'Broken Bow' and 'Lead' strains of the Albini infused Seamonsters creep in too; showcasing their slower, more menacing side but still uniquely them. The final track 'Santa Monica' may be one of the best final tracks of any album; building a simple arpeggio and lovely bass line into a trademark Wedding Present loud section as good as anything they have ever released and I can't wait to see it live. Lyrically it's simply beautiful, and the same heartfelt phrases that resonated with me when I was 20 still do so now I'm nearing 50; maybe even more so given the twist to Gedge's usual pathos. Vocally it gives a clear nod to 'Suck' from Seamonsters, and I can't help wondering if it's supposed to be a follow on to that track.
It's also worth buying the release with the DVD - 20 hypnotic pieces of film that complement the music well, and make for a mesmerising watch. The more experimental tracks in particular really shine with the visual accompaniment.
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Korg nanoPAD2 - Slimline USB MIDI 16-Pad Controller (Black)
Korg nanoPAD2 - Slimline USB MIDI 16-Pad Controller (Black)
Offered by Sound Affects
Price: £41.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 25 April 2016
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Can be tricky setting up with Ableton but perseverance and google helps. Cheap as chips too.


Cable Mountain 1m Gold Plated 3.5mm Jack to 2x Phono Plugs Cable
Cable Mountain 1m Gold Plated 3.5mm Jack to 2x Phono Plugs Cable
Price: £3.63

5.0 out of 5 stars Good kit, 25 April 2016
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Nice cable, well made.


Microsoft Lightweight Hard Wearing Protective Book Cover Case with Card Holder for Lumia 640 - Black
Microsoft Lightweight Hard Wearing Protective Book Cover Case with Card Holder for Lumia 640 - Black
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 25 April 2016
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Works really well. Worth swapping cases.


Anker® 60W 7-Port USB 3.0 Data Hub with 3 PowerIQ Charging Ports for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Motorola, HTC, and More
Anker® 60W 7-Port USB 3.0 Data Hub with 3 PowerIQ Charging Ports for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Motorola, HTC, and More
Offered by AnkerDirect
Price: £35.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended., 25 April 2016
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Works perfectly. Recommended.


Boston Spring Loaded Trigger Capo for Acoustic/Electric Guitar (Black)
Boston Spring Loaded Trigger Capo for Acoustic/Electric Guitar (Black)
Offered by supermusic57
Price: £10.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Capo, 24 April 2016
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Nice and solid, just the job on my Tele and cheap too.


UGREEN 6.35 to 3.5, 6.35mm 1/4 inch to 3.5 1/8 inch Audio Cable 3m with Nylon Braid and Zinc Alloy Housing Connector for iPod, Laptop,Home Theater Devices, and Amplifiers
UGREEN 6.35 to 3.5, 6.35mm 1/4 inch to 3.5 1/8 inch Audio Cable 3m with Nylon Braid and Zinc Alloy Housing Connector for iPod, Laptop,Home Theater Devices, and Amplifiers
Offered by UGREEN GROUP LIMITED UK
Price: £35.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good quality and exactly as described, 19 Dec. 2015
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Very good quality and exactly as described. I'm using this to connect an audio interface with some powered speakers that only have a mini-jack line in, and this cable does it perfectly.


Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface
Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Dec. 2015
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Works beautifully with my guitar using the dedicated line in. Really simple to set up too. Recommended.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Removed the whine from my pedal board...., 17 Dec. 2015
Really impressed with this power supply. Incredible for the price; eradicated all the noise I was getting from my old daisy chain set up. Also, it came with an adapter that fits an old DOD pedal I had, so I've added an extra pedal to my board. You can also turn the lights off if you don't like all the blue leds, though personally I quite like them.


I Wasn't Born To Lose You
I Wasn't Born To Lose You
Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: £7.99

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never Lose That Feeling...., 4 Mar. 2015
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With the surprise release of the Deep Wound single in Dec '13 it was clear that Swervedriver still had that early 90's vibe nailed, and this album continues that magical return to a time when guitars shimmered and roared, feedback and wahwah swooped and sored, and we all had hair. It's amazing that this is the first album released since '98 and it really is as good as anything from the Raise & Mezcal Head period, and stands strong in it's on right. Whereas some of the later material started to explore more straightforward structures and styles, I Wasn't Born To Lose you mines that reach seam of heavy shoegazey guitar magic that made them such an important band last time around.
With Ride touring and Swervedriver relaeasing new material and touring also, it's a great time to be an old indie kid.
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