What little this album might have dropped in terms of pure adrenalin, it more than makes up for in ideas, tunes, cleverness and, sod it, fun. Which is why it’s great.
Continue reading “Future of the Left – The Plot Against Common Sense”
Slightly easier on the ear than their earlier efforts, but still full of piss and vinegar – this is a thoroughly great album.
Continue reading “The Leg – An Eagle to Saturn”
a mixed bag of Curtis Mayfield vocals, Carlos Santana guitar solos, Mariachi band trumpets, disco bass lines and more, so much more besides
Continue reading “Morningbell – Basso Profundo”
There’s a more loveable, syrupy feel to Lindsay’s own offering; but Cheek Mountain Thief aren’t worlds away from Tunng. Let’s say, approximately 1,100 miles instead, or two and a half hours if you must know.
Continue reading “Cheek Mountain Thief- Cheek Mountain Thief”
Newly nestled between fellow Sub Pop artists like Fleet Foxes and Iron and Wine, Husky are hardly outcasts on the label, they’re the weird kids, but I’m pretty sure they’ll get invited to more parties.
Continue reading “Husky – Forever So”
Volcano! make music that is unpredictable and by all stretches of the imagination explosive; listening to the LP is most likely to leave you with a feeling of; ‘it was good but I can’t remember why’.
Continue reading “Volcano! – Piñata”
Unfortunately, I tended to hit record. When I next played the tape, I’d discover that More Specials now comprised three minutes of a pissed bloke desperately trying to coax some life out of the old chap, followed by 17 minutes of snoring.
Continue reading “Playlist one: The King of Infinite Space 2012”
I don’t wanna be hearing someone singing words all the time on stage I want abstract and I want noise, and I realised I could do that. When I was writing I was changed by that thinking. I mean I like Throbbing Gristle and I’d say “let’s put a little gristle on the twee”
Continue reading “Incendiary lunch with Simone White”
Wymer from Vox Von Braun (also happily present in the room), whispers to me that “Frank’s got his guitar”. This is akin to Mercury passing on the orders of Zeus, and we are duly excited.
Continue reading “Lepel Concerts Groningen – Space Siren, Accadians, April Sweet Release of Death – 2/06/2012”
..we just wish we could have seen more: Franz Ferdinand, Josh T Pearson, Mayhem, The Olivia Tremor Control, more of St Etienne, Wild Beasts – nowhere else does the list of what you missed because you were watching something else look quite like this.
Continue reading “Primavera Sound 2012 Part 6 03/06/2012”