Living in Extraordinary Times – James (Pre-Review)

Living in Extraordinary Times – James (Pre-Review)

We are one week away from the release of the fifteenth studio album from James. Yup. Fifteenth. Let's put that into some sort of perspective before we go any further. The first of those albums was released in 1986...thirty two years ago. "Stutter" was a fragile, folky, flirtatious call from the fringes of the indie [...]

Apostasy

Apostasy

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." (Hebrews Chapter Eleven, Verse One) "Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil." (Isaiah Chapter One, Verse Sixteen) "Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the [...]

These Alarming Men – Flirtations with Fascism in British Pop

These Alarming Men – Flirtations with Fascism in British Pop

Phil Collins has voted Conservative. Ian Curtis voted Conservative. Geri Halliwell praised Margaret Thatcher. Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley is a Tory. Nobody cares. Not really. Nobody has ever suggested that you shouldn't listen to their music because of their political leanings...not real people in the real world, maybe a few of the more, um, [...]

Liam Gallagher, TRNSMT Festival Glasgow

Liam Gallagher, TRNSMT Festival Glasgow

***I didn't attend this show. This review is constructed entirely around the television broadcast. Unlike some "real" journalists I'm being honest!*** You know Liam Gallagher right? Lead singer with the biggest British band since...well, pick a date. Style icon. Mouth. Legend. Inspiration. His entrance to the stage here is familiar to those who have seen [...]