Until You Saved Me – Pavey Ark

Until You Saved Me – Pavey Ark

Hell may well be other people but Hull is real people. Forget, for a moment, that Philip Larkin was, initially, dismissive and even cruel about the town after he arrived in the 1950's, what is important is how the city soon began to work a strange magic on this rather dour man.  He came to [...]

Bobby, Don’t You Think They Know? – Morrissey

Bobby, Don’t You Think They Know? – Morrissey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOYPwMCd4fQ "We're fooled by first impressions, they're not always true..." Back in 1979 soul diva Thelma Houston released a single entitled "Saturday Night, Sunday Morning" which was, and remains, a genuinely thrilling disco classic.  It's the sort of song that should have been number one and that should be the only correct answer to the [...]

Lost Highways – The Wants, Motor

Lost Highways – The Wants, Motor

Home is where the art is. Start spreading the news because those of us a sensitive, maybe hyper-sensitive, disposition have a new home. That home is The Wants. Brooding, bold, belligerent ghouls who craft the sort of post-punk, new wave, indie-pop, electro soaked music that thrusts the grotesque and lonely, or the grotesquely lonely, onto [...]

Gimme More of Kiwi Jr.

Gimme More of Kiwi Jr.

Hold onto your hats because the debut album from Canadian pop 'n' rollers Kiwi Jr. is on its way.  This is good news.  I'll go further, this is really good news.  You know what, to Hell with it...this is fan-bloody-tastic news.  At least it is if you have even a passing interest in music that [...]

Sudden Death, Let it Go – ENGINE SUMMER

Sudden Death, Let it Go – ENGINE SUMMER

Malört Time, a series of (in)frequent videos charting the lives and times of Chicago indie-pop, lo-fi, melody makers Engine Summer is all the evidence one requires to support the hypothesis that here we are dealing with a band who are not, as one critic hailed the series, "peculiar" but are, instead and in fact, eccentrics, [...]

The Year in Britpop…2019

The Year in Britpop…2019

It all seems so long ago. It was a long time ago. We were younger then. We are older now. Look at you now. Don't look at me. Don't look back in anger. Look back with misty eyes and a quickening of the beat-beat-beat of your heart. Them was giddy days. 2019 has brought Britpop [...]