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The Rifles interview – Maturing… but not quite ready for their geriatric train set

December 30, 2011
The Rifles

One particularly cold and Christmassy night last week in the village of Highgate in North London, Gerry O’Boyle’s famed public house, “The Boogaloo”, had a queue that went out the door and all the way down the otherwise empty street. There was a buzz of excitement in the air and if...
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Interview: Gianni Luminati’s Fairytale in New York with Sarah Blackwood

December 22, 2011
Gianna Luminati in the studio

Gianni Luminati, the music impresario best known for fronting reggae/ska band Walk Off The Earth recently caught up with Music Vice for a chat about the year so far. We spoke about his creative collaborations; and the “online game” that is such a vital piece of the music industry these days....
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The Special Ks Interview – Electro dance boys from Brighton, Made in Chelsea

December 18, 2011
The Special Ks with Caggie Dunlop

The Special Ks have featured a number of times on the soundtrack to UK soap Made in Chelsea and have gigged heavily over the summer circuits this year.  Music Vice reporter Ngawara Madison recently caught up with the boys at their London launch party at The Bowery for their new single,...
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Say Hello To… Dirty Hands

December 7, 2011
Dirty Hands singer Johnny - photo Rob Getaway

Say Hello To is a shiny new ‘Introducing’ series on Music Vice, spotlighting upcoming independent artists who we feel you should know about. As ever, we’ll be sticking to the editor’s mandate of “quality, not quantity”. To kick off, we invite you to say hello to London, UK band Dirty Hands…...
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Rebel Emergency interview *and album contest!* – On their new record, touring and opening for Snoop Dogg

November 3, 2011
Rebel Emergency

Toronto based band Rebel Emergency have come a long way since being declared Toronto radio station 102.1 The Edge’s ‘Next Big Thing’ back in 2008. Skip forward to 2011, as this year saw the band release their third studio album Aphrodisiology,  support Snoop Dogg, and tour across the country to glowing...
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The Lines interview – Robert Plant endorsed Midlands band talk touring North America and eating their greens

October 27, 2011
The Lines - photo by Farid Singh, Music Vice

Midlands, UK band The Lines hit the headlines after Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant was quoted as saying “There aren’t many good bands coming out of Wolverhampton, just one great band called The Lines”. The Lines recently finished a touring stint with the notorious Pete Doherty and are gearing up for what...
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The Flatliners interview: From Russia with Love

October 23, 2011
The Flatliners - photo credit Shannon O Toole

Music Vice recently caught up Ontario Punk Band The Flatliners during their busy European Tour. MV reporter Ngawara caught a show in London and then chatted to singer Chris Cresswell when the guys were in Russia. The bands had a whirlwind of a summer, with shows across Europe and North America....
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