Have You Ever Been This Low? Coming Up with Suede

Have You Ever Been This Low?  Coming Up with Suede

When I attended the Edinburgh International Book Festival appearance from Brett Anderson a few weeks ago he discussed the early, formative moments of Suede and how they had placed an ad in the music press looking for a guitarist...an advert that brought two applicants, one from Ken and another from Bernard Butler. I wonder what [...]

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 [...]