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Adam Steiner

Sabotaging since 12 Dec 2011

Adam Steiner worked in the NHS for many years as a cleaner/driver/admin and now writes words for a living. He has just finished editing his first novel, Politics of the Asylum, which will be published by Silhouette Press in 2012 and won third prize for his short story Living through Saccharin, in the 2010 TLC/Literateur Literary Futures competition. His work has been featured on The Literateur, SquawkBack, Sabotage Times and the Erotic Review websites. To read more about PoTA go to: silhouettepress.co.uk/politicsoftheasylum or follow Adam on Twitter: @BurndtOutWard.

My Articles

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Three French Acts You Need To Hear (That Aren’t Daft Punk Or Phoenix)

From Gainsbourg to Air, our Gallic pals have a rich musical heritage. Here’s a handful of current bands and artists you might not know…

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Rock En Seine Reviewed: Talking To The French In English

With an enviable setting just outside Paris and line-up boasting some of the best rock and roll bands on the planet, could this festival justify its status as a calender mainstay?

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Yeezus Is Kanye West’s Hardest And Darkest Work Yet

The boy from Chicago’s latest album is a dark affair, and marks a new phase in his career from which there may be no return to the pop-happy days of old…

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People

Elizabeth Taylor: The Cultural Fallout Of A 20th Century Fox

As a sexual icon, Taylor walked a fine line between a body gorged on strong features and the potential to easily become bloated by pregnancy or the slightest weight gain but it was this straddling of the divide that made her so unique and enduring a figure

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Peace Off: Why The Latest Indie Darlings’ Debut Isn’t Much Cop

Much has been expected of the debut from the Brum boys, but they have done little to justify the hype…

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David Bowie & The Legend of The Berlin Trilogy

With David Bowie’s new album released today, we take a look at the belief that he recorded some of the greatest post-krautrock music in history behind the Berlin wall…

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs: The New Rock Revolution’s Great Survivors

Over a decade since their first album, Karen O have emerged as the enduring heroes of the last great music scene…

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The Weeknd: Hipster Poster-Boy or R&B Saviour?

The Canadian has been taken to the heart of the music press, but there’s still a jury out on whether he’s a true original…

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TV

Sent To Coventry: Can The New Reality Show Help A City Rebuild Itself?

The second round of auditions for a new reality show, Sent To Coventry, is now underway, and a pilot is expected in the coming months. What effect will it have on a city still showing the scars of World War II?

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Crystal Castles: Pissing Blood Through A Fuzzbox

The Canadian electro-noiseniks are just about to release their third album, here’s a guide to what’s gone before.

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Bat For Lashes-The Haunted Man Reviewed: Bold, Honest And British

Natasha Khan returns with her third album, and in it proves she is everything Rihanna, Minaj and Swift are not…

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This Many Boyfriends Reviewed: Indie Heart In The Age Of Autotune

The Leeds boys’ debut was produced by Ryan Jarman of The Cribs, and in the time-honoured style of the lo-fi legends they’ve come out with a collection of raucous punk tunes…

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Why Hollywood Will Never Capture The Magic Of Jeff Buckley

With three biopics in the pipeline, interest in the late singer-songwriter has never been greater, but it is impossible to see them truly eliciting the ethereal power of the nearly-legend….

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Muse – The 2nd Law Reviewed: Apocalyptically Sexy

Bellamy and his boys are back with a new record that has attracted controversy for its appropriation of dubstep; have the band finally given up their position as left-leaning megastars…?

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Grizzly Bear – Shields Reviewed: Alternative Psych-Blues For The 21st Century

The Brooklyn art-rockers return with their follow-up to the hugely popular Veckatimest, and they have succeeded in splicing a melange of genre’s into an accessible collection of retro jams…

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The XX – Coexist Reviewed: “A More Intimate And Mature Affair”

The Mercury-prize winners scored a smash with their eponymous debut album; is their follow-up an extension of the measured atmospherics of that first record?

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Rock en Seine Review: What The British Can Learn From French Festivals

Rock we Seine happens on the outskirts of Paris and is chock full of top names, but how does it shape up to it’s English cousins?

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Bloc Party-Four Review: Experimentation Without Alienation

They’ve been away a while and hope is of a return to form after their disappointing last album; but have Kele and the boys delivered?

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Why I Love Yeah Yeah Yeahs

With Blur and Pulp already having reunions, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are still going strong.

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