Paul Pledger
Paul Pledger

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I have been collecting records since 1979. First records bought were Gene Chandler "Get Down" and Jean Michel Jarre "Equinoxe" but don't let that put you off! I have thousands of albums and singles, mainly of an eclectic nature - XTC, Dubstep, Durutti Column, Factory, 4AD, Crepuscule, Talk Talk and Reggae - the list goes on really.

I enjoy gigs and a decent pot of beer. See you there!!

Articles

 
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The Week Ahead: Michael Buble, Bastille, Skepta, Dido, The Darkness, Razorlight, Only Men Aloud, Idles and more
  • Also from monday 25th november onwards: john barrowman, the wildhearts, the courteeners, ride, aldous harding, skream, kate rusby, beth rowley, chris difford, bell x1, tiger army, skid row, queensrÿch ...
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The Week Ahead from Monday 4th November: Liam Gallagher, Bombay Bicycle Club, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Snarky Puppy, Christina Aguilera, Lizzo, The Lighthouse Family, Ben Fogle and more
  • Also taking place: adam ant, wildwood kin, scouting for girls, vampire weekend, dashboard confessional, reel big fish, kodaline, metronomy, the lightning seeds, simon phillips, hawkwind, billy bragg, ...
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The Week Ahead with Jools Holland and his Rhythm 'n Blues Orchestra, The Rolling Stones - Havana Moon, Squeeze, Kate Tempest, Paul Carrack, Miles Kane, John Newman, Alan Carr and more
  • Other events from monday 7th october 2019: the animals, from the jam, black star riders, new model army, lissie, ludovico einaudi, stephen duffy, lucy spraggan, martin stephenson, kiefer sutherland, u ...
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The Week Ahead with Little Mix, Fatboy Slim, Will Young, James Arthur, Beverley Knight, Alice Cooper, Two Door Cinema Club, Neil Tennant and more
  • Also from monday 30th september 2019: midge ure, turin brakes, the wildhearts, jamie lawson, lloyd cole, john power, the psychedelic furs, acid mothers temple, black flag, kano, the divine comedy, tem ...
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The Week Ahead with George Ezra, Annie Lennox, Keane, Temples, Nitin Sawhney, Wilco, Richard Hawley, Stewart Francis, Jonathan Pie, Archive and more
  • Also happening from monday 23rd september 2019: frank turner, wet wet wet, pete tong, john cooper clarke, bob mould, thunder, penguin cafe, mystery jets, static-x, joe, mk, the monochrome set, bill ca ...
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Fat Friday with Snow Patrol, Gregory Porter, James Blunt, Jack Dee, Agnes Obel, Kano and more
  • Also on sale this week: devendra banhart, j.i.d., a boogie wit da hoodie, wstrn, geowulf, hozier, toni braxton, omar souleyman, the red hot chilli pipers, cigarettes after sex, the telescopes, ocean w ...
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Fat Friday: Slipknot, Jack Whitehall, Rob Beckett, Primal Scream, Van Morrison, Krept & Konan, Emeli Sandé, Giggs and more
  • Also on sale this week: jack savoretti, julian cope, richard marx, john newman, frank carter and the rattlesnakes, pharoahe monch, jimmy carr, assassin's creed symphony, khruangbin, roni size, dimitri ...
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The Fortnight Ahead with Foo Fighters, Blossoms, Eels, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Creamfields, Edwyn Collins and more
  • Other bank holiday events include south west four, don mclean, badly drawn boy, scouting for girls, 2 many djs, dj greg wilson, four tet, anna calvi, georgie fame and the blue flames, yellowman, sharo ...
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The Week Ahead: Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Alice Cooper, Kaiser Chiefs, Feeder, Skunk Anansie, Eels, Green Man Festival and more
  • Other events from monday 12th august 2019: rewind south, james, beautiful days, half man half biscuit, aidan john moffat, wand, she makes war, mallory knox, gentleman's dub club, kathryn joseph, battl ...
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The Week Ahead: Sam Fender, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Royal Blood, Feeder, Russell Brand, Boardmasters Festival, Gerry Cinnamon and more
  • Also taking place from monday 5th august 2019: matthew bourne's romeo and juliet, bloodstock, summer sessions, echo and the bunnymen, the bluetones, airbourne, seth lakeman, the national, killing joke ...
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Reviews:

The Durutti Column - Short Stories for Pauline Album Review
The Wake - A Light Far Out Album Review The Wake - A Light Far Out Album Review
  • Formed in 1981 by former Altered Images guitarist Gerard (aka Caesar), Steven Allen and future Primal Scream icon Bobby Gillespie, theres enough pedigree here to earn The Wake some...
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Gabby Young & Other Animals - The Band Called Out For More Album Review Gabby Young & Other Animals - The Band Called Out For More Album Review
  • From the opening rousing moments of new single and lead-track In Your Head, you get the feeling that youre in for a special forty minutes by sprightly self-proclaimed circus-swinge...
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Otis Gibbs - Hard As Hammered Hell Album Review Otis Gibbs - Hard As Hammered Hell Album Review
  • Theres a song on Gibbs 6th album entitled Big Whiskers which, after glancing at PR pictures of the gravel-voiced blues-peddlin bushwhackin fifth-grade yo-yo champion (it says here)...
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Kevin Hewick - All Was Numbered Album Review Kevin Hewick - All Was Numbered Album Review
  • This year marks the 30th anniversary of the well-documented opening of Manchesters world-renowned nightclub (and financial albatross) The Hacienda. As you might have expected, ther...
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Project Trio - Random Roads Collection Album Review Project Trio - Random Roads Collection Album Review
  • For those unfamiliar with this Cleveland-born jazz-funk-beatboxing trio, where have you been since 2005? Probably the same place that I have, seeing as The Project Trio are a relat...
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The Hut People - Picnic Album Review The Hut People - Picnic Album Review
  • They say you should never judge a CD by its sleeve, but taking one look at the humorous pair of chaps on the front of Picnic, armed with jolly grins and a picnic basket, provided m...
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Tom Williams and the Boat - Teenage Blood Album Review Tom Williams and the Boat - Teenage Blood Album Review
  • Within sixty seconds of the opening title-track, Im reminded of Broken Records, The Waterboys and Shearwater, three exponents of folk-rock who seem set to be joined by Kent-based W...
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Singles round-up featuring The Ghosts, Theme Park, The Mars Volta, Ane brun, The Milk and more... Singles Review Singles round-up featuring The Ghosts, Theme Park, The Mars Volta, Ane brun, The Milk and more... Singles Review
  • Release schedules have gone a bit crazy of late, so lets dive into what promises to be the greatest selection of singles I have ever been presented with. Except that straight from ...
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The Ghosts - The End Album Review The Ghosts - The End Album Review
  • Not to be confused with the BBC Sound of 2007 nominees of almost the same name, THE Ghosts were formed a few years later by Ou Est Le Swimming Pools occasional contributor Alex Sta...
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