earthings! World Cup of Music: Group G

earthings! World Cup of MusicSo we’ve finally reached Group G in our earthings! World cup of Music, a group quite frankly that I’ve been dreading because I have to pick a track – just one track – from my home country England. I say England, but I feel more European than English, and more British than English, and more Devonian than English, but I maybe should stick to writing about the music before I completely lose everyone…? [AW]

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earthings! World Cup of Music: Group F

earthings! World Cup of MusicIn every World Cup the media pundits call out “the group of death”, where one highly rated country will get inevitably get knocked out early, and I’m calling out Group F as the earthings! World Cup of Music group of death, with four countries all with some pretty amazing indie bands to consider. [AW]

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earthings! World Cup of Music: Group E

earthings! World Cup of MusicIt appears we’re past half way through the Group Stages of the earthings! World Cup of Music, and after receiving a Yellow Card for my Group D introduction, I’ll stick to the facts for Group E, where surely Brazil will finish top, but it looks pretty open for second place. Musically I think this is the most open of the lot, but let us have a glimpse inside the alternative indie band worlds of each participating country. [AW]

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earthings! World Cup of Music: Group D

earthings! World Cup of MusicWe’ve reached Group D of our World Cup of Music and due to the unyielding and might I suggest authoritarian controls of the earthings! editorial team who insist we make submissions months, sometimes years in advance, I clearly have no idea what actually might be happening in the early games of the actual World Cup itself. But as I look out through my ice frozen window on to a snowy landscape in the midst of a harsh English winter, I’m reminded of Iceland and tentatively suggest that they will hold Argentina to a brave 1-1 draw in their opening game, and who knows Messi might be frozen with fear and miss a penalty too… [AW]

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