Treasure hunting at Amcorp Mall Flea Market

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Amongst Malaysia’s multitude of mega malls, Petaling Jaya’s Amcorp Mall is fairly unremarkable.

There’s no sign of the designer chains that fill the ultra-slick, ultra-modern, super air-conditioned centres you’ll find in most parts of Kuala Lumpur and surrounds. Nor is there an entire level devoted to food stalls offering delicacies from all part of the region and from around the world.

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New Order

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In late 2011, New Order reformed to play two benefit shows for long-time friend and collaborator Michael Shamberg.

It came as a surprise to many who believed the influential Mancunians to be well and truly over following a very public split with bass player Peter Hook in 2007. All the more surprising was the announcement that original member Gillian Gilbert, who’d left in 2001, was back after a decade outside the group.

It came as a surprise to many who believed the influential Mancunians to be well and truly over following a very public split with bass player Peter Hook in 2007. All the more surprising was the announcement that original member Gillian Gilbert, who’d left in 2001, was back after a decade outside the group.

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Suede

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Having reformed in 2010, UK indie legends Suede are traversing uncharted territory.

While a lot of reunited acts barely make it through the first burst of hype and nostalgia a reunion brings, let alone the recording and release of a new album, Suede have now progressed to another phase: the release of their second post-reformation album, Night Thoughts. For Suede’s bass player, Mat Osman, the group’s follow-up to 2013’s Bloodsports comes out of a combination of hard graft and the need to push themselves artistically.

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Fookin’ hell! Oasis’ (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? is 20 years old

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It was 20 years ago this month that OASIS released their world-concurring second album, (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? To mark the anniversary of one of the ’90s most era-defining albums, MICHAEL HARTT spoke to some Aussie acts – You Am I’s Davey Lane, Emma Swift and members of The Preatures, The Laurels and Alpine – who found inspiration in the Gallagher brothers’ magnum opus.

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