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Features, essays and columns, for those looking for a bit of extra substance.

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A Beginners Guide to Courting the Crimson King: Five Recommended Albums of Earthbound Construkcted Beats Thraked and B’Boomed by King Crimson

King Crimson has always been a band of impeccable timing. Throughout their career they have managed to know when to strike at the right time, such as landing an opening gig for the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park only a few months into being a band that launched their career or when reforming at the right time in 1981 to usher in a new wave of influences into polyrhythmic music that has influenced a generation of math rock bands.
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FOCUS // Griffo: a Chinese take on math rock…

The name ‘GriffO’, which the band has said was taken from the word 'griffonage' or messy doctor-style scrawl, reflects their situations of creating music at first when they established, but also very fascinating with the meaning of unknown. They think their music still has possibilities to change with more features, and they need to be more mature,and will definitely come out in their future compositions.
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FOCUS // Coffee Break with Will Gardner of Black Peaks

Black Peaks have been on the road seemingly endlessly since Statues was released. Just a few hours before they would play to a packed out Moles, Bath, that they’d later describe on their Facebook page as “one of the most fun and intense shows we've ever played”, I grabbed a coffee with Will Gardner, the band’s vocalist.