John Hancock's Antenna Death
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The end of 2010 again belonged toAwesome New Republic
. On the strength of its latest full-length,Stay Kids
, the duo of Brian Robertson and Michael John Hancock took London by storm, playing packed live gigs, appearing on BBC radio, and getting their album featured at the legendaryRough Trade
That was all well-deserved and long overdue. And while both ANR and commercial songwriting for Honor Roll Studios keeps them busy enough for most mortals, Hancock is a nearly compulsive songwriter. And so it was that some two years back, he began writing yet another new, distinct body of work. But as it took shape, it didn't fit into ANR's more dance-oriented framework.
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