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Kosheen: Shepherds Bush Empire, London

John Aizlewood, The Guardian, 2 May 2002

THE BRISTOL REVOLUTION of Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky seems almost a fiction of folk memory in these backwards-looking days of the Strokes and the Hives. Yet, a major sea-change usually produces a second wave and Bristol-based Kosheen, led by erstwhile Portishead acolyte Darren "Decoder" Beale, have taken their forebears' work a further step forward.

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