Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Melua: Exactly, I mean it’s obviously not taking itself too seriously but it’s only because she can’t afford to. I mean, that’s part of the MySpace world — everyones frontin so you never get caught out because you never divulge your true personality.

Digital: I know what you mean. But Lily Allen despite this, does seems to have this charismatic personality on record and off that seems to attract people — even if it isn’t a very original one.

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Star Chamber

Star Chamber are hoping 2006 will be a major year in its long yet history after the band took some time out to concentrate on new material and recording. Now the indie-rock band are on the road again with gigs lined up in London and a new EP under their belt. Will it be their break through year?

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Malcfest 2005

Four years ago, a man named Malcolm had a vision — that he could put on a festival in his Catford flat, with all his mates’ bands playing in his living room. Now in its fourth year, Malcfest continued to grow, surpassing all previous expectations.

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Ashton Court Festival

The giants of Bristol’s recent musical past have all played here, but Kosheen are shit, Massive Attack have become shit and Portishead and Tricky have just gone. How will the city’s new breed live up to their (mostly) glorious history?

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