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The Bees: ULU, London

Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 24 February 2004

YOU'D THINK THAT A STRANGER emerging from a backstage area with four of the headlining band's guitars would look suspicious, but evidently not suspicious enough. "Some piece of shit has nicked our guitars," seethes Bees frontman Paul Butler. Still, the show must go on, especially as this is the Isle of Wight band's first chance to road-test songs from the follow-up to 2002's Sunshine Hit Me.

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