I was saving this review for the magazine, but I’ll land on the moon before the magazine comes out, so here it is. In full. My latest discovery. At the top of a futuristic tower a corporate Master of the Universe, armed with a couple of androgynous secretaries gets his comeuppance, courtesy of our pale … More The Perfect Cult – Deathstars
If I mentioned the phrase folk music, you might think of bearded men with one finger stuck in their ear singing songs about wassailing, with lyrics like ‘Oi ‘ad one lassy in the dewsoaked ‘ay, and we went with a way and a hay ninny nonny…’ Jake Thackray wasn’t like that. Unbearded, fingers focussed on … More Jake Thackray
Yes, the greatest band you might never have heard of. But if you have, well, that’s all right then, you can go and read Eric Robson’s tweets for the next ten minutes while I tell these no marks all about them.
Before I continue drawing my map of the Lake District I want to tell you about a fantastic album by a fantastic band from Canada. The album is And Down Goes the Sky, the band Au4. It’s strange how you come across bands and songs. Earlier this year I was watching one of the final … More And Down Goes The Sky – Au4
If you ever want to see a verbal conflict on Youtube, don’t go to any Balkan slanging matches, look for recent arguments involving the Nightwish Vocalist Wars. The amount of bile exchanged between Tarja Turunen fans and Anette Olzon fans could have raised sea levels by several metres. And ever since, I’ve swung this way … More Endless Forms Most Beautiful – Nightwish
It’s no use. I’ve held my tongue long enough. I’m going to write about Giuffria’s self titled debut album that rumbled down Public Street back in 1984. To many, Giuffria were probably the pomp rock equivalent of the black death. Arrangements wafting about like a giant pair of flared trousers, hairstyles held aloft by Californian … More Giuffria by . . . Giuffria