World Citizen – My Life Story

World Citizen – My Life Story

It is nearly twenty years since the last album from My Life Story. A lot has happened since the year 2000. Even more has changed. Kevin Spacey won the best actor award at the 72nd Academy Awards. I doubt there will be a comeback for Kevin this year. The best selling single of the year [...]

The Salad Way – Album Review

The Salad Way – Album Review

Are you ready to be heartbroken? Or at least ready to have your heart broken and then pieced back together again? Of course not, how could you be? A new Salad album is on its way. Butterflies in your stomach? Of course you do. You're excited. Who wouldn't be. "I love Salad" you are thinking. [...]

Tenement & Temple

Tenement & Temple

Sacred hearts. It is 1993. I am twenty years old. Pressed against the barrier in front of the stage at the now defunct Plaza Ballroom in Glasgow waiting for Suede to arrive. First is the support act. Nobody really cares about the support act. Why would we? Why should we? How could we? Then she [...]

Well Well – Nigel Thomas

A piano plays in an empty room. Shimmering shadows. Then a mass, a mess, of drums and harmonica. Delta blues from the Home Counties. Southern comforts. This is the opening to "Well Well", the new album from Nigel Thomas who sings and writes songs; like Gerry Cinnamon or Ed Sheeran but, you know, good. The [...]