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Robin Bresnark

Robin Bresnark

Robin Bresnark found himself interning (or was it "being interned"?) at Melody Maker in 1996 after accosting the then editor in a public toilet in Leeds. A bit of filing led to a bit of writing, which led to a lot of writing, which led to a fair dose of editing, which led to nothing. Along the way, he was the person responsible for breaking the likes of Coldplay, Travis, Muse and Embrace. You know: all the bands you hated but everyone else in the world loved. Fleeing like the rat bastard he is just before the MM ship sank, he went on to work in TV, DVD and other abbreviated arts, before taking a series of desk jobs for everyone from HMV to Cancer Research to the UK Government (squandering your hard-earned tax money). He's currently reinventing the way you shop. Thanks for asking.

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Blink 182: Enema Of The State (MCA) *****

Review by Robin Bresnark, Melody Maker, October 1999

BOTTOMS aren't supposed to have hot shots of water blasted up them. They're not really supposed to dribble toxic effluent into a pool of bowel-cleansed ...

Coldplay

Profile and Interview by Robin Bresnark, Melody Maker, October 1999

Passionate angst rock ...

Elliott Smith: Alas Smith And Moans

Interview by Robin Bresnark, Melody Maker, May 1999

On the road in the US, we find the unassuming ELLIOTT SMITH still likes a drink, has put drugs behind him, but can't manage a ...

Embrace: Psychobabble: Embrace

Interview by Robin Bresnark, Melody Maker, October 1999

One wants to be microwaved, the other's ready to shoot a cow. Get on the couch, EMBRACE fellas! ...

Gomez: Barrowlands, Glasgow ****

Live Review by Robin Bresnark, Melody Maker, October 1999

IT ALWAYS happens like this. You send your wee boys off to college, or indeed to war, and they come back big, strapping men. Yeah, ...

The Jesus & Mary Chain: The Jesus And Mary Chain: Snaps Crack-Ups and Strop!

Interview by Robin Bresnark, Melody Maker, April 1998

To find out if THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN are really "cracking up", we meet them in a pub with three photos from the past ...

Radiohead: Creep Show: Radiohead: The Tramshed, London

Live Review by Robin Bresnark, Melody Maker, October 1996

IN THE CORNER of this wretched party for the beautiful people hangs a photograph of Thom Yorke, pointing an accusing finger around the room; he's ...

Robbie Williams: Life Thru A Lens (Chrysalis)

Review by Robin Bresnark, Melody Maker, October 1997

"WHAT'S HE ever done that's actually been any good?" ...

Elliott Smith: Elliott Gold: Elliott Smith: Dingwalls, London

Live Review by Robin Bresnark, Melody Maker, September 1998

WE'RE A sad bunch of buggers, us lovers of soothing, emotional country rock. ...

Sparklehorse: LA2, London

Live Review by Robin Bresnark, Melody Maker, December 1996

REIN STORM ...

Super Furry Animals: "I like the idea of creating cultural havoc"

Interview by Robin Bresnark, Melody Maker, January 2000

Wide open spaces, mountains and free-thinking cultural revolutionaries — no wonder SUPER FURRY ANIMALS love Spain's Basque country. What's more, the feeling's mutual. ...

The White Stripes: London Loves Us: The White Stripes

Report and Interview by Robin Bresnark, Detroit Metro Times, August 2001

DETROIT, YOU HAVE a secret admirer. Admittedly, we're not terribly local, not all of us are single, and you certainly wouldn't want to come round ...

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