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Tuesday 12th September 2006

Leeds-based The Austin Francis Connection release first CD

ONE OF the lynch pins of fondly remembered Psalmistry, rapper Edi Johnston, is one of the members of Midlands/West Country-based The Austin Francis Connection, a new aggregation which with rappers Mark and Hobbit attempt to deconstruct hip-hop with a "turn up, plug in and play" aesthetic. Their six-song EP 'A Bit Of A Shambles' has songs covering topics like cookery and weather forecasting, funerals and self harm and was one of the best selling independent CDs at Greenbelt. CR

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Posted by Krispy Sixthline in coventry @ 23:43 on Sep 27 2006

Just caught the AFC live in Coventry. Absolutly brilliant, one of the most entertaining acts you will see. Check them out, Hobbit is a phenomenon. Nice bunch of guys too.

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