Marion – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh, 16/11/18

Marion – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh, 16/11/18

It seems like a long time ago now. All of it. "Violent Men" for the first time. The Melody Maker tour at the Garage on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow. Supporting Morrissey, specifically at the Civic Hall in Motherwell. Buying "This World and Body" from Sleeves in Kirkcaldy. Somehow getting a promo copy of "Miyako Hideaway". [...]

Let your light so SHINE…

Let your light so SHINE…

"Now That's What I Call Music..." reached its centenary this year. Nobody really cared. In the era of Spotify, Deezer, iTunes and YouTube the compilation album is largely redundant...I'm not sure that anyone other than sales reps and desperate middle-aged children on Father's Day morning actually buys them any longer. I say this, of course, [...]

Lose Himself, Lose Himself in London – Star Shaped, Brixton Academy, 29/9/18

Lose Himself, Lose Himself in London – Star Shaped, Brixton Academy, 29/9/18

I've been inside the famous Brixton Academy for less than three minutes before I meet Nick and Statto, legends (in their own ways), of the Britpop Revival Show on Phonic FM.  Nick, of course, is the host of the show...spinning Britpop classic after Britpop classic every week while Statto is the Raymond Babbitt-esque Twitter star [...]