Look at you Now – Elcka

Look at you Now – Elcka

***Harrold from Elcka joined me for a discussion about the bands beginnings, his influences, getting signed, Britpop, nostalgia, touring with Morrissey, the demise of Elcka and what the future might hold***   When Morrissey played Battersea Power Station in December 1997, two noteworthy events took place. The first of these occurred when, during the encore [...]

Show time

Show time

October 7th 1994 was quite the day for me and the legions of other Britpoppers across the UK because a major happening was going to be, well, happening in London that day.  This wasn’t just a happening, it was the happening.  It was going to be a moment that would confirm that we were right [...]

Desert Island Discs…

Desert Island Discs…

Here in dear old Blighty, home of the brash, outrageous and "free", we have a radio show where people of note (scientists, poets, politicians, celebrities, singers etc etc etc) discuss their lives, loves and achievements with the host while, at the same time, selecting 8 pieces of music that they would take with them to [...]

Set This Day Apart

Set This Day Apart

Scotland is a very small country. Five million people. It really only has one city worthy of the name and that's the sprawling, vibrant, mess and mass of contradictions that is Glasgow, which makes up over a fifth of the countries population on its own.  Out of that population has come more creativity, art, music, [...]

Oh K…

Oh K…

  Eastern mysticism, Sanskrit, mods, hippies, hip-cats, Deep Purple covers, Grateful Dead references, psychedelia, Knights and MLK, Kitchener and JFK...all of this, all of these, and so much more were the essence of Kula Shaker. A band who drew the ire of certain public school boys working for the likes of the NME by being [...]