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Strictly Rock (vol.1)
Jan22

Strictly Rock (vol.1)

Tom Forster debuts Strictly Rock this week, offering an alternate view on the Chase & Status announcement, presenting a more moderate take on Enter Shikari, and unveiling his very first album of the week.

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The Top 100 Reading Bands Of The 2000s No. 57: Sonic Boom Six
Oct17

The Top 100 Reading Bands Of The 2000s No. 57: Sonic Boom Six

One of the biggest marmite bands around today, Sonic Boom Six might not be loved by all, but they do represent a genuine Reading success story, proving that a challenging young band can rise from the Lock Up to the Main Stage.

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Why The Cure Should Not Headline In 2012
Oct09

Why The Cure Should Not Headline In 2012

Tom Forster fires off the counter argument, his message is clear; The Cure may be great, but Reading has changed, The Cure haven’t, and the two simply don’t fit together anymore.

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The Top 100 Reading Bands Of The 2000s No. 93: Rolo Tomassi
Sep28

The Top 100 Reading Bands Of The 2000s No. 93: Rolo Tomassi

Brutal batterings and careful constructed art-rock odysseys, Rolo Tomassi are full of surprises, and it only took one performance for this band to go down in history, but then again, turning the NME Tent into on giant Wall of Death tends to do that for you.

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The Top 100 Reading Bands Of The 2000s No. 94: The Raconteurs
Sep28

The Top 100 Reading Bands Of The 2000s No. 94: The Raconteurs

Supergroups, what a terrible concept, Travelling Wilburys aside they’re never really all that super, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t utterly awesome, and The Raconteurs have certainly cemented their place in Reading history with two memorable performances.

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