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Black Kids: The Young and the Reckless

"I only do TV interviews nowadays," Ali Youngblood jokes backstage at Manchester University's Academy 3. A breathless monsoon of innuendo, wisecracks, and drawled chuckles, the…
Tim Chester / August 5, 2008

The Long Blondes

Something strange is going on in Hartlepool tonight. Through the freezing salty mist of this sedate British seaside town, a crowd of impeccably turned-out kids…
Tim Chester / April 23, 2008

These New Puritans

"I used to get night terrors," says These New Puritans' singer/guitarist Jack Barnett, backstage before a show in South London. "I once saw a ghost…
Tim Chester / March 26, 2008


Custom guitars are generally known as the twin-necked, coffin-shaped preserve of famous fret-wankers, not preschool kids from English seaside towns. But not many children were…
Tim Chester / February 24, 2008

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