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The Bevis Frond is not a name widely known outside of the lucky few who have followed his remarkable career or indeed purchased any of the thirty odd albums he has released on his own Woronzow record label since his completely self-made debut Miasma recorded back in 1987 (using the compensation he received, following a motorbike accident that almost curtailed his musical career, to set up a basic four-track home portastudio). Since then he has continued to record and release remarkable albums regardless of sales his, entirely original, conflation of British psychedelia, classic rock, folk, pop and all points between helping create a back catalogue that is as astonishing as it is eclectic, and with much of this back catalogue finally getting the, well overdue, expanded re-release treatment we tracked the man down to find out how Julien Temple, Adam Ant and his new record shop feature in the ongoing soap opera that is The Bevis frond...
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Track Of The Year

Lars and Martin Horntvedt and Mathias Eick. It's not often that one single track bonds the entire TM-Towers team into a homogenous whole rather than a group of bickering duffers obsessed with 'their' music, but Jaga Jazzist actually managed such a feat this year with the utterly gobsmacking prog-jazz breakbeat lunacy of 'Starfire' (from the album of the same name), and then went one stage further and recreated it better live for a radio broadcast in the US - just watch the grin-inducing wired intensity of drummer Martin Horntvedt as he hammers buggery out of a tiny kit...
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Mexrrissey

El Gato In El Sombrero OK, so it's not the most 'out there' idea we've ever heard (Hayseed Dixie's bluegrass metal covers and Dread Zeppelin's skanking makeover of the rock behemoths back catalogue for two) but a Mexican Morrissey covers band is right up there with those ideas that scream 'really?' Moz fans will already be aware of the almost mythical regard the be-quiffed one is held in Mexico so it's not quite as mad as it sounds and what makes it worthy of attention is that it is done with such gusto, check this cover of 'Suedehead' ('Estuvo Bien')
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Best of 2015

top twenty albums 2015 Another year another avalanche of repackaged old record company goods (some of 'em pretty good to be scrupulously fair), but in amongst the re-masters and re-releases there are still plenty of 'new' releases to entice and excite (plus depress and disappoint, but we have no interest in those), and so we come to that time of year once again where we look back over the year and then cherry pick the 20 best new releases just for you so that you know what to listen to without wading through the dross.
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