Automatic for the People

Automatic for the People

Electronic. Electronica. Synthpop. Electroclash. New Wave. New Order. Le Tigre. Riot grrrl. Pet Shop Boys. The Faint. Style. Form. Function. If that isn't enough to have your appetite for destruction whetted beyond wet then I don't know what you want from a band. Automatic are cool. I don't care if you don't like that or [...]

Break a Leg

Break a Leg

February 4th 1995 Motherwell Civic Hall Half way through their support slot Marion singer Jaime Harding leans into the microphone to reprimand the audience who have been chanting "Morrissey" throughout the duration of his bands set. "You lot will be paying £20 to see us headlining in six months" he says. I happen to believe [...]

Maybe, Definitely

Maybe, Definitely

I had just turned twenty-one. I was a student. I was convinced that what had started as a couple of great albums by blur and Suede was now a full blown cultural phenomenom on a par with the Mods in the sixties. I was entering the second year of my degree course at the “University” [...]

From the wreck and the rubble…

There are none so blind as those who will not see. The creative worth of Morrissey since 2004's "You Are The Quarry" has been, increasingly, worth less...and less...and less.  Only the most ardent of his disciples could argue that point and argue it they will, hailing every whimper or belch that he releases as further [...]

The Cure, Glastonbury 2019

The Cure, Glastonbury 2019

Where do you start? How do you finish? What can you say about perfection? Which song made you cry with joy first? Why didn't you know before this that you loved them? Who didn't enjoy this? When will we see something like this again? The Cure have been around for as long as I have [...]