LEG UP

  Amid the continuing barrage of new releases, here’s two more that I’ve been slightly obsessed with over the past few days: one of which has pulled off the unthinkable (joining my…

SELF CONTROL

As you can see the promised deluge of posts, threatened last time didn’t happen. Firstly, the music ‘industry’ is still mad. Robbed of live music, artists have taken to throwing new music…

Credit Where It’s DU

Following on from the last post (the music industry and why it’s payment system is knackered – Ed), it’s probably time for a return of some fanboy ravings. WARNING: there may be…

IF IT’S BROKEN….FIX IT

  It’s been a long time. So long since posting here, I honestly don’t know where to start. So much has happened in music – and not happened – that its hard…

#SaveOurVenues

Well this IS odd: it is now nearly eight weeks since I’ve been to a gig. In the general landscape of awfulness and heartbreak, I realise that this fact is not only…

Why? Corona

As Nadine Shah was beginning, what she jokingly described as her “6Music Festival residency” in Camden Town, SXSW, the massive showcase festival in Austin, Texas – due to reach its musical climax…

25 Year Stretch

Helpfully reminded by @BritpopMemories on Twitter, that last week marked the 25th anniversary of the release of Elastica’s Waking Up (the single that very nearly wasn’t! The debates between whether it was…

BAMBARA Stray

FACT: as mentioned before Bambara saved my SXSW last year, with a stop you in your tracks late set at a venue called (brilliantly? ironically?) Cheer Up Charlies. They stalked on stage,…

MORRIS LANCING

ODD MORRIS: Dalston Victoria:   The oddest, or at least most out of the blue, thing about Odd Morris to date is that one of their uncles is a former Colchester United…

LOVE IS THE TOUR

It’s been neglected, this website of late, but we’re back: in fact just recently back from our 6Music Independent Venue Week Homecoming tour, a week on the road living and broadcasting from…

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