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The New Pornographers: Koko, London

Nick Hasted, The Independent, 18 September 2011

ARCADE FIRE ANNOUNCED Canada's pop renaissance to the world this year, but Vancouver's New Pornographers helped begin it a full decade back. One of the loosely affiliated pop communes that their country specialises in (Broken Social Scene and the ultimate underground collective, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, share the model), their most famous member, the alt-country siren Neko Case, rarely appears with them now. Chief Pornographer, A C Newman's niece Kathryn Calder, fills Case's role when not with her own band Immaculate Machine, one of five groups the band members moonlight in.

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