“Imagine Byrne as a child at a supermarket. He’s at the till with mother and she has said he can’t have any of the sweets on offer. He wails and cries and moans. That gives you some idea of how Alec Ounsworth sounds. ”
Continue reading “Clap Your Hands Say Yeah”
The only thing missing is a video showing Wotjek – he was their dancer. Pre-Bez he ‘interpreted’ the songs by flailing his arms and jumping up and down. Or that’s how I remember it.
Continue reading “Blue Aeroplanes – Swagger Deluxe”
“Stewart sings of the insipid voice of his lover, wonders if he can hear their glass heart clinking, and then finally cuddles up at their “disgusting feet”. Really, you can only laugh.
Continue reading “Xiu Xiu – La Foret”
I find it ridiculous to eat in a (normally) overpriced restaurant with your hands. Eating foodstuffs with your hands in a public place normally involves such hearty fare as fish and chips, pies, burgers and fried chicken; foodstuffs that are often of dubious quality.
Continue reading “Editors Rant – Bloody tapas.”
A cartoon hybrid of an incredibly stupid Fall, a incredibly sloppy Beastie Boys and a dreadfully undercooked UK Subs, they charmed yours truly.”
Continue reading “Test Icicles – For Screening Purposes Only”
Last up, Spookrijden op het Fietspad is a demented Can, EFS-style work out with bags of charm, though a crazy sax part keeps the sonic aggravation levels at the maximum.
Continue reading “Omar Rodriguez – Omar Rodriguez”
With this album – and the last one for that matter – she’s earned her place high up the list that is Great Lost Pop Albums. And that is something I suppose.
Continue reading “Sissy Wish – Tuning In”
As a sure-fire way of getting the last drunks out of your house, I’ve found that Heart Beeps was unbeaten this Christmas past. ”
Continue reading “The Mae Shi – Heart Beeps”
“Although we’re not sure if even NME readers can really believe that the Arctic Monkeys album is better than Revolver, which came in at 9th place. Also a little bit uncertain that pound for pound it is better than the White Album (again NME readers, what are you thinking?)”
Continue reading “Letter from London – February 2006”
I particularly like the line, “You’ll soon get sick of micro-waving low fat meals for one.” Ahhhh, the perks of being in a relationship, especially one that involve girlfriends who can and do cook. Reminding me that I should really be getting dinner ready!
Continue reading “Arab Strap -The Last Romance”