The announcement came at the very end of last week that the novelist Alan Garner has written the third instalment of a story he began in 1960 with The Weirdstone Of Brisingamen. To anyone raised in the Seventies like me, the news might have prompted a sudden, sharp reconnection with their childhood; The Weirdstone, and its 1963 sequel The Moon Of Gomrath, were touchstones of my adolescent reading.


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Rousing fifth solo LP from peripatetic US maverick...


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Okkervil River lifeboat sails into rockier waters...


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Paul Schrader’s long unavailable ‘70s Viet vet revenge thriller now on DVD...


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Edited highlights: a new 7CD/DVD 'Immersion' box set includes 64 demos from the archives...


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Five works by Will Oldham's first persona, reissued. No extras, some weirdness...


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The 44th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


To Cargo, earlier this week, for what I think might have been one of my favourite gigs of the year. I wrote about Xylouris White and their "Goats" album a few weeks...