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The Jesus And Mary Chain

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The founding fathers of fuzz-pop return to the London stage, still grumpily black-clad and led as ever by the taciturn Reid brothers. Initially a one-off London show, but now with a second date announced for the following week, the Mary Chain will be going back to their roots for a full performance of their 1985 debut album 'Psychocandy', which established the 'sweet melodies plus searing noise' template adopted by countless bands in the year since. When the band first played these songs live in London, their set lasted 20 minutes and famously sparked a riot at North London Polytechnic. These new sets should last a little longer and be a bit less violent, but hopefully the volume will be set as high as ever.

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