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We’re sponsoring Valient Himself’s Rocknowledgy for the next 12 months

November 3rd, 2013

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About 18 months ago we posted about Valient Himself’s Rocknowledgy – the quite frankly brilliant music podcast from the Valient Thorr frontman. Rocknowledgy is a (now) monthly show where Valient Himself takes a John Peel-esque approach to music, playing music from across the spectrum – you’re as likely to hear old soul jams on an episode as you are hardcore punk. We bloody love it – and that’s why we’re sponsoring Rocknowledgy for the next 12 months.

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Walls looking a bit bare? Then go buy yourself a painting by Valient Himself

October 8th, 2012

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Valient Himself is a man of many talents. Obviously, as the frontman of Valient Thorr, he’s a kick-ass musician. If you’re a subscriber to his awesome Rocknowledgy podcast (which we’ve told you about before), then you’ll be aware the man used to (and indeed, still is!) a damn good radio DJ. And it also turns out that’s he’s a dab hand when it comes of wielding a pen and paintbrush.

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Sunday Slaylist: DesertFest 2012

April 8th, 2012

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With all the brouhaha regarding summer outdoor festivals, we somewhat neglected a springtime indoor one that’s taking place on our very doorstep – DesertFest. Today is the third and final day of the first London incarnation of the festival, where more than 50 stoner, doom, spacerock and sludge bands have been giving the foundations of Camden Town a solid shake-up. If – like us – you had to miss this year’s festival, you can at least console yourself with the Spotify Slaylist we’ve made in the festival’s honour.

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Live & Photos: Mastodon @ Glasgow ABC – 07 June 2009

June 11th, 2009

Before embarking upon a range of dates upon the European mainland, Mastodon popped over to the UK for a mini-tour of smaller venues. Chris Cope was there in Glasgow to watch a Crack The Skye extravaganza

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This is loud stuff. Reaching Motorhead-esque volume levels, Mastodon seem to have laced their guitar leads with dynamite, and after a couple of songs in, the crowd’s ears are both pricking excitedly but also curling over to try and protect themselves from impending deafness.

But hey, that’s what it’s all about isn’t it?

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Interview: Valient Thorr on Planet Earth, Barack Obama and redheads in green tshirts

May 5th, 2009

California-based psychedelic rockers Valient Thorr are landing in the UK as support to Mastodon at their tiny club shows. Valient Himself answered these questions with an elegance clearly unattributable to real Earthlings.

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How’s it working out for you guys on Planet Earth right now?
“Finally, rays of light are popping through the glooming, murky cloud that has been hanging in our atmosphere for eight years or so. I feel as though personally we are still fighting for time with loved ones – that’s how it goes – but as a band, things couldn’t be better. Well I guess they could actually, but we are on an ever-changing plane, looking upward.”

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