MODERATE REBELS – Beyond Hidden Words

Marvellously and hauntingly, a song that does virtually nothing; an “unsung” as they describe it. ‘They’ being the mysterious “anti-music collective” Moderate Rebels, who among other things released a jolly good album…

I KNOW YOU GOT SCROLL

Festivals and touring have kept us apart for weeks, but here I am, still banging on about BODEGA. Even more so, with the delayed, but still imminent arrival of their debut album…

Gone West

  Just back from SXSW, the massive showcase festival in Austin, Texas, which features something daft like 2000 bands in five days, in scores of venues across the city. Well, I say,…

Mono-Pat-Appear

  I don’t mind a bit hyperbole, me (quelle surprise!). But bugger me the Bloggers Guide to SXSW 2018 is hard work. It’s like being at a party full car dealers, or…

CAR SEAT HEADREST Twin Fantasy (Face To Face)

    In some ways, and for most bands, going backwards at a time when you’re already, definitely, moving forwards would make little sense. But there is a wilfulness to our Will.…

LONELY TOURIST Remuneration

  The concept album is something that’s always made my heart sink, ever since my youth standing in Parrot Records in Colchester listening to other kids older brothers discussing records which appeared…

Have We Got Venues For You

Mal Campbell moved to Hebden Bridge having previously stayed with friends in the area. Priced out of London and looking for a new family home he turfed up in West Yorkshire, unaware…

GIANT PARTY White Ink

If we had a record of the week, then this week it would be this strutting beast from GIANT PARTY. They look like the sort of men who are about to have…

Re-DRESS-ed

Found these yesterday in my drawers of demo tapes and early-doors cassettes (there’s a bewildering collection of stuff from over the years as you can imagine – a rogues gallery that even…

FIGHT MILK: Dalston Victoria

By sheer coincidence, in the week which saw us playing Great Records From The 90s You Never Hear On The Radio Anymore, my first gig of 2018 turns out to include a…

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