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The Gaslight Anthem: Manchester Academy

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 27 June 2010

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S GUEST APPEARANCE with the Gaslight Anthem at last year's Glastonbury cemented the UK's continuing relationship with sweat-soaked Americana and further propelled New Jersey's rising Springsteenophiles. The Gaslights' third album, American Slang, is now a transatlantic top 20 hit and they are playing the kind of venues fellow Boss fans the Hold Steady can only dream about, attracting delirious check-shirted audiences who are presumably already practising calling each other "Buddy".

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