Sunday, July 22, 2018
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YUM 1 & 2  –  S T F U (album review)

I tend to use the word soundscape a lot in reviews because when put together right, when suitably structured, when layered with intricate textures,...

Homeless – Fred Abong (ep review)

Anyone who shows up in the review pile with a CV that includes Throwing Muses and Belly, as Fred Abong does, is going to...

Plastic Alter Ego – Protocol:M  (album review)

Music has always been used as a vehicle to promote an idea of otherness, non-conformity, of escapism, of world’s within worlds and worlds beyond...

Machine – Djo Life  (single review)

Last time we checked in with Djo Life he was cosying up to an elegant French girl in the sumptuous surroundings of a Parisian...

Architecture –  Palm Ghosts (album review)

As a person who plays with words all day, inventing imaginary genres and often meaningless soundbites, I always appreciate a good turn of phrase,...

Three-Dimensional Living  –  Jim Johnston  (album review)

Time spent in Jim Johnston’s mercurial and beguiling musical world is never time wasted. We know by now that genres and other such journalistic...

The Blockheads announce local show

Starting out as the band behind Ian Dury, The Blockheads are a legendary outfit that has grown in stature from the early days of...

Grimm Grimm – Cliffhanger (album review)

In my experience the term “multi-instrumentalist” allows a musician to fall into one of two categories, there are those who become a ‘Jack of...

Thinking Sweet EP – Jübl (ep review)

People of a certain generation always claim to know where they were when they heard that Kennedy had been assassinated. Others recall the moment...

Try (Cross My Heart) – Social Station (single review)

There is an art to making music that is at once, dark, apocalyptic and edgy but also infectious, poppy and commercially viable. Joy Division...