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Leeds Festival 2013

British Bank Holiday weekends are notoriously very wet and muddy but nothing could have prepared me for the torrential downfall of Leeds festival 2013. The first night I was just praying that my pop up tent would survive the biblical downpour and that my Hunter wellies were actually waterproof. Both prevailed! The infamous Silent Disco tent collapsed due to the downpour on Friday night and the Relentless Stage was flooded but despite the mudslides, Bramham Park had 80,000 to entertain and they did not disappoint.» >

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Album Review: Queens Of The Stoneage, ‘Like Clockwork’.

It feels like it’s been years since Queens of the Stone Age have released anything decent, though that’s probably because it has.  2007’s Era Vulgaris was a disappointment to most, especially after the superb Lullabies To Paralyze LP in 2005. But in between raising children and ruining the Arctic Monkeys it seems that frontman Josh Homme has had some time to write some good songs… with some great people.  Nine Inch Nails’ virtuoso Trent Reznor lends his Midas touch to the production, Alex Turner co-writes the track ‘Kalopsia’ and the piano tinkle on ‘Fairweather Friends’ is played by none other than Sir Elton John. » >

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