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Murray Into Shanghai Quarter-Final

October 11, 2012

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written by Rob Pollard for the Huffington Post Andy Murray moved into the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Rolex Masters after sweeping past Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2 6-2 in just under an hour. Murray was scarcely troubled by Dolgopolov who struggled to cope with the variety in the British player’s game. Murray has still never lost a […]

Murray Must Turn Olympic Gold Into a Grand Slam

August 8, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard Olympic Gold should act as springboard to greater success With the expectation of an entire nation on your shoulders, it would easy to fold under the pressure. That’s what Andy Murray had to deal with going into Sunday’s match with Roger Federer yet he produced a truly magnificent performance in the […]

Morrissey – Manchester Arena – 28th July 2012

July 29, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard ‘When Morrissey’s playing you fucking know about it’. Never has Noel Gallagher, one half of Manchester’s most overrated band, made so much sense. Last night was the latest proof that Noel was onto something when, during an interview for the documentary The Importance of Being Morrissey, he attempted to articulate the […]

Yeasayer on The Word Arena, Latitude Festival

July 27, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard for Festival Republic Very few bands attempt dramatic shifts in sound from album to album but between their debut and their follow-up Yeasayer certainly did. Their folky, acoustic beginnings on ‘All Hour Cymbals’ were suddenly superseded by elements of pop and 90’s dance on ‘Odd Blood’. Both albums are brilliant but […]

First Aid Kit on the Obelisk Arena, Latitude Festival

July 27, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard for Festival Republic Great Swedish bands don’t roll readily off the tongue but First Aid Kit are really making their mark. This performance on the main Latitude stage was excellent, with swooping vocal harmonies and beautiful acoustic guitar central to their sound. The country with a five-star National Health Service now […]

John McCarthy in the Literary Arena, Latitude Festival

July 27, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard for Festival Republic It’s this kind of event that makes Latitude such a special festival. In amongst the vast array of musical talent sits an arena dedicated to literature; a platform for detailed discussion of a writer’s latest work. This morning, British journalist John McCarthy gave further insight into his recently […]

Deap Vally interview, Latitude Festival

July 27, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard for Festival Republic Deap Vally talk all things Zeppelin, magic potions and pedals Deap Vally are a blues-rock outfit from the San Fernando Valley in southern California. Comprised of guitarist and vocalist Lindsey Troy and drummer Julie Edwards, Deap Vally make a big sound that is garnering attention. We caught up […]