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Malcolm Jack, The List, 18 October 2007 [4/5]

Named after Maradona’s infamous goal against England in the ‘86 World Cup, East Lothian lo-fi shamblers Northern Alliance’s fourth LP might seem like a jingoistic poke southwards, but in substance it’s an inward looking affair.<br /> Between slow clicking drum … Continue reading

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Malcolm Jack, The List, 01.10.06 [4/5]

Recorded in a loft in East Lothian, this has been a slow burner of a third album for Northern Alliance, taking two years to finish, largely because members were variously doing real stuff: writing a novel, travelling, studying – having … Continue reading

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Stuart McHugh, The List, 10.6.04 [4/5]

Perhaps ‘celebrating’ the halcyon era of Scottish football, when humiliation was unexpected and ignominious rather than matter-of-fact; Northern Alliance make suitably downbeat alt.folk of a kind rather suited to Anstruther’s celebrated Fence label. In the mid-90s you’d have called it … Continue reading

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Mark Robertson, The List, 10.4.03 [4/5]

It’s not where you are, it’s where you’re at. So, fittingly, Northern Alliance belie their east coast (Edinburgh, East Lothian) roots for some distinctly mid-west (Louisville, Kentucky) action. Many of the right buttons are pushed here as they invoke the … Continue reading

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