Despite the sheer, brazen obviousness of this LP, it’s damned brave and in yer face; cocksure and, well, exciting.
Continue reading “Joensuu 1685 – S/T”
I flipped it over and there was Loveless by My Bloody Valentine on the other side and I was just “what the FUCK is this?” – it’s my favourite start to an album ever, those four drumbeats and then everything just goes whooooaaaah, you know?
Continue reading “Incendiary interview Daniel Land And The Modern Painters – part one”
The whole point of Sonic Cathedral is that although it comes from a shoegaze background it does try to cultivate an open music policy; you don’t just hear shoegaze, you hear its inspirations and the things it turned into.
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Before we take a trip it would be utterly remiss of me not to mention the pioneering work from the early ’80s of Echo & the Bunnymen’s guitarist, Will Sergeant.
Continue reading “Shoegaze – a quick trip abroad.”
Imagine Guided by Voices and Ergo Phizzmizz hanging out for a pint of mild and you’re not far off.
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There’s a lightness of touch on acerbic rants like Little Fucker and that keep things incredibly appealing, dare I say it funny?
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…it’s a lot of fun if you’re prepared to listen to impersonations of early motor car sounds…
Continue reading “Sprigs of Time – 78s From the EMI Archive”
As usual singer John threw himself into the spirit of the night, bouncing around like some demented Gulag inmate out on day-release. Oh the fun you can have if you really try.
Continue reading “Calvin Party, Cradle, TamsinA, The Taverna Niewerkerk a/d Ijssel, nr. Rotterdam”
I’d recommend you have a Campari & Soda and stick this on at your next fondue party, swingers.
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