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 [...]

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 [...]

Liam Gallagher, Glastonbury 2019

  He looks great. Parka. Of course. Confident. Purposeful. No longer trying to reclaim his place but, instead, reminding everyone why he was able to reclaim it in the first place. "Rock 'n' Star" would be a cliche for anyone else but for Liam it is both calling card and statement of fact. He sounds...good. [...]