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Rival Joustas

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Since their last recording, the Rival Joustas have been busy touring the country, recording a new demo, and may even have found the time to take their first tentative steps into the world of the wet-shave. Armed with one of the most electrifying performances on the live circuit, their latest recording is actually incredibly important. […]

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  2. Live Reviews

Tonight The Joiners was all about writhing, swearing, and reluctant audience participation. With the stage in darkness, Southampton four-piece Sarah Jane Smith launched straight in with heavy guitars, loud drums, and barely audible shouted lyrics. Looking a bit like a foreign band, possibly German, SJS’s mid-song references to current affairs went down like the C-word […]

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  2. Single Reviews

With a reputation that includes energetic live performances, hooky disco-rock tunes, and jeans that are tight on the legs but pulled half-way down the arse, the Rival Joustas have finally decided to grace us with a demo. Well, better late than never says I. So, what can we glean from this dusty tome that someone’s […]

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Kicking off the penultimate Southampton heat of the Emergenza battle of the bands and hoping for a slot in the semi-finals, Stanxa got off to a musically good start. The guitars and bass were commendable. The two guitarists played off each other well, with solid rhythms and picky hooks. Sadly, the drums lost their way […]