It’s so sad they split, they were so much fun. But we have this, and in time they’ll be seen as a special band, no doubt about that.
Continue reading “Super Adventure Club – Straight from the Dick”
You may laugh when I suggest that it’s a poppy record but I really think it is; you can get into this and dance to it, it’s Iron Maiden, served up for Kafka fans.
Continue reading “Katadreuffe – Malconfort”
Deutschland, Deutsche –California, and now, Deutsche-Ormskirk. And nowt wrong with that!
Continue reading “Glide – Assemblage One and Two”
What does mark the album out is a demented energy, it often feels like a twisted soundtrack to an old black and white slapstick short.
Continue reading “The Leg – Oozing A Crepuscular Light”
Leaping off very high structures seems the only sensible course of action for JLS fans, although, as Stephen Watt found out, it’s less enjoyable when it involves a relative.
Continue reading “Goodbye cruel world”
In a city where takeaways are the front line in a turf war, our epicurean chronicler is forced to seek sustenance in an unforgivable place.
Continue reading “Fear and Loving in Heaton Park – Home is the Hero”
Dark thought this record is, it’s not depressing, and it doesn’t bring you down. Cathartic maybe, listenable definitely. Loveable? Very probably.
Continue reading “Gary Numan Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)”
Rather Copeland reminds me of one of those outsider artists like Ferdinand Cheval or Henry Darger, people who mindmap and create huge, mystifyinig edifices of work; stuffed full of weird curlicues and cul de sacs.
Continue reading “Le Guess Who? Utrecht, Sunday, 1/12/13”
Haines has this very expressive way of playing keys too; he hammers through the notes, pressing the keys like he’s battering through some Mozart concerto, using his playing to signal changes of mood and pace.
Continue reading “Le Guess Who? Utrecht, Saturday, 30/11/13”
So imagine me drawing a shiny sun and a green field getting ploughed up by a bloody great big tank with “heavy metal groove” written on the side. Katadreuffe were that good. Savvy?
Continue reading “Le Mini Who? Utrecht, Saturday, 30/11/13”