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Album Review: Spitting Image – Full Sun

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Dealing With Damage – Use The Daylight

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Peter Gabriel Announces European Tour in 2023

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Birmingham based five piece Editors have just released their fourth album, The Weight of your love. Not a great deal to talk about then except for that their looking for their third consecutive number one album. The band, Tom Smith on lead vocals, guitar, piano, Russell Leetch on bass guitar, synthesizer, and backing vocals, Ed Lay …

Tonight I’m at the Purcell Room in London to see Tift Merritt and Simone Dinnerstein playing their 2013 album “Night” (plus some additional tracks that we were lucky enough to hear). I don’t know that there’s a duff arts venue in the whole of the Southbank Centre. The BFI quickly became the only place I …

It was pure luck really. I was browsing in my local record and cd emporium, The Left Legged Pineapple in Loughborough (R.I.P) and as I delved through the 12” I saw it. There was nothing remarkable about it, an old man on a one colour (like weak magnolia) sleeve, but I kept coming back to …

There’s never been a better duo than Morcambe and Wise. Or, as they started out, Earnest Wiseman and Eric Bartholemew. Pushed by Ernie’s mother and honing their skills extensively on the music hall circuit, before moving into tv, at first disasterously, then slowly, brilliantly they became the biggest comedy duo in British television history. A …

Technically it’s not new out, but it’s pretty new to us. Brooklyn quartet Dead Leaf Echo released Thought  and Language back in the spring, but we were only alerted to their brilliance a short time ago.  The group, Ana B. on Guitar, Keys and Vocals, LG on Guitar and Vocals, Bassist Steve S, and Kevin …

We all do things to make us happy. I like buying records, and hanging out with my family, playing with my children. Usual things, things that I guess a lot of people would list as being their among their favourite things to do. In my younger days, I used to visit football grounds. I specialised …

The Orb are very reminiscent of a time in my life when, it is fair to say, I did a lot of chillin’. I was a research student but, unlike most of my peers, used to get up very early and get my work done by lunchtime. I would then spend long afternoons listening to …

I thought I liked to invent genre’s. So far since I started this blog, only some seven months ago but sometimes it seems like a lifetime, the amount of time I (and the rest of the brilliant contributors we have here at the moment) spend keeping everyone updated with musical and artistic musings. I’ve sandwiched …

I’ve been sitting with this new Deerhunter record for well over a month now.  I thought like all of their past records there were layers that took time to reveal and that I shouldn’t jump the gun on some opinionated 500 word piece on it.  Much like the owl trying to get to the center …

My falling for Camera Obscura was a whirlwind romance, some years ago. I heard them on John Peel on the Tuesday (Disclaimer: before we go any further, these dates may be wrong in my head), went to see them at the Water Rats in London on the Wednesday, and popped into my local cd/record emporium …