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It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything new here (over a year if I’m to take the date on that gig review below as an indicator). In between breaking my knee in February 2012 and moving to Berlin for … Continue reading
Let’s get something out in the open from the get go: the Grammys are not an indicator of musical talent. As most should have discovered by now, most awards ceremonies are dictated by a ferocious combination of bureaucracy and corruption, … Continue reading
It’s a symbol of the times that the first time I listened to The Horrors’ Primary Colours in full, it was via a free stream on NME.com. Now before everyone gets their panties in a bunch over mentioning that magazine, … Continue reading
I have a confession to make: I’m obsessed with the work of one Mike Patton. From Faith No More to Mr Bungle, solo albums and soundtracks, I’ve followed his career with the intense interest of a sniffer dog. To all … Continue reading
In the most sacrilegious of admissions, I got into Pulp through a greatest hits collection. Their Hits collection to be precise. It was after hearing Common People on ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ and realising I was missing a huge chunk … Continue reading
Letting Off The Happiness is gloriously shambolic, sonically courageous and lyrically stunning. The fact that it was created by a teenager is a mere footnote.
This seminal Scottish band’s second record recalls dozens of pleasant memories for me; everything from riding the train in the rain with April Skies blasting in my ears, to sitting in my bedroom on a humid afternoon listening to Deep One Perfect Morning. Continue reading