Tag Archives: The Smiths

Classic Artist Profile: The Smiths

by James Sloan Band Members: Steven Patrick Morrissey (1982-1987), Johnny Maher (1982-1987), Andy Rourke (1982-1987) and Mike Joyce (1982-1987). Top Tracks: ‘How Soon Is Now?’, ‘Panic’, ‘This Charming Man’, ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’, ‘Heaven Knows I’m … Continue reading

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Track Review: Johnny Marr – New Town Velocity

by Sam Skilton “It’s autobiographical,” Johnny Marr tells NME Magazine. “It’s about reconnecting with the feelings I had growing up, the ones that shape you. It was the last thing I did for the record (‘The Messenger’), and I wanted … Continue reading

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Album Review: Johnny Marr – The Messenger

by James Sloan Remember Johhny Marr? Initially one half of a mesmerising Marr-Morrissey partnership that produced some of the greatest British indie rock music of the 1980s he then moved on, playing with The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs … Continue reading

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Music News: Johnny Marr steals the show at the NME Awards

Godlike Genius Johnny Marr took the centre stage at this year’s NME Awards as he performed a six-song set which featured Ronnie Wood and Justin Young of The Vaccines. Kicking off with his new single ‘Upstarts’, the man who masterminded … Continue reading

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Track Review: Davis Fetter – Born

by Sam Skilton Los Angeles has a rich history musically. During the 1960s the Sunset Strip produced the likes of The Byrds and The Doors, while the city branded as the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’ has more recently seen … Continue reading

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Track Review: Merchandise – Time

by Sam Skilton Here at National Brit Rock we mainly focus on British music, but sometimes it is simply impossible to ignore bands from overseas. The latest group we have been intrigued by are called Merchandise and hail from Tampa, … Continue reading

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Top 40 Songs of 2012: Johnny Marr – The Messenger

#Top40Songs2012 by Sam Skilton At the start of the 1980s, the word ‘Marr’ would perhaps have conjured up thoughts of a village in South Yorkshire, or a Scottish committee area, or even a former British racing driver. Nowadays though, it … Continue reading

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