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The Monochrome Set: 1979-1985: The Complete Recordings – Album Review

The Monochrome Set  1979-1985: The Complete Recordings (Tapete Records) 6 CD/LP Box Set Released: 9 February, 2018 10/10 6 disc retrospective of the Monochrome Set’s first six years. Way back in the murky depths and quagmire of a music scene barely recovering from the spit and snarl of punk, a band emerged with great riffs,… Continue reading The Monochrome Set: 1979-1985: The Complete Recordings – Album Review

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The Monochrome Set: Cosmonaut Album Review

The Monochrome Set: Cosmonaut Released September 9th, 2016 (Tapete Records) 08/10 The Monochrome Set release their fourth album in five years. Are standards maintained?  Since The Monochrome Set’s reformation in 2012, following singer Bid’s brush with death, they have not only been prolific, but released records of high standards. Cosmonaut marks the fourth album since… Continue reading The Monochrome Set: Cosmonaut Album Review

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The Monochrome Set: Volume, Contrast, Brilliance … Unreleased & Rare Vol. 2

CD/Vinyl/DL Released March 25, 2016 09/10 The Monochrome Set release Volume 2 of the classic Volume, Contrast, Brilliance. Does it lives up to its mighty ancestor.    For a band eternally on the fringes of success, The Monochrome Set have had a disproportionate number of compilations. The greatest of all the compilations, however, was the… Continue reading The Monochrome Set: Volume, Contrast, Brilliance … Unreleased & Rare Vol. 2

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Peat Moss: Moustache Vending Machine

Peat Moss: Moustache Vending Machine (Red Velvet Records)  CD/DL Out Now 07/10 Formed in 1987 by a band of brothers and friends, Peat Moss release their third album, Moustache Vending Machine, with a little help from a sprinkling of guests. Louder Than War’s Mark Ray discovers if the moustache tickles or prickles. The main core… Continue reading Peat Moss: Moustache Vending Machine

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The Monochrome Set – Spaces Everywhere

The Monochrome Set: Spaces Everywhere (Tapete Records) CD/Vinyl/DL Out 13/03/2015 08/10 The rejuvenated Monochrome Set release their third album in four years. Is there room in your music collection for Spaces Everywhere? After a near ten years of silence from The Monochrome Set, the band have been busy in the past four years, touring and… Continue reading The Monochrome Set – Spaces Everywhere

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The Monochrome Set – Platinum Coils

To paraphrase Jane Austin, it is a truth universally acknowledged that The Monochrome Set are the most undervalued of all British pop/rock bands. They emerged at the end of the ‘70s, born from The B-Sides (their twin brother running off to a rise and fall and rise again as Adam Ant) and released a slew… Continue reading The Monochrome Set – Platinum Coils