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The Auteurs: Dingwalls, London

Ian Watson, Melody Maker, September 1996

PITY POOR Luke Haines, a man weighed down by the burden of talent. It's odd to think that this sneering bundle of cynical intelligence was once expected to follow in the pop-star footsteps of Suede (the words "thank heavens for small mercies" spring instantly to mind – my words, not the journos), but then you can see the result of that in the frown lines of his forehead. 

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