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, [...]

Under the Covers with Britpop – Part #1, BLUR

Under the Covers with Britpop – Part #1, BLUR

The cover version...an opportunity for a band, or artist, to pay homage to an inspiration or an easy way to get radio plays as you plough your way, note for note, through a rendition of a song that people already like but, and this is where you can prove you really are a creative artist [...]

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 [...]

Da-da-da-daist: Cut Out and Keep Me, David Devant and His Spirit Wife

Da-da-da-daist: Cut Out and Keep Me, David Devant and His Spirit Wife

"Dada is like your hopes: nothing like your paradise: nothing like your idols: nothing like your heroes: nothing like your artists: nothing like your religions: nothing." (Francis Picabia, 1879-1953) "Thought is made in the mouth" (Tristan Tzara, 1896-1963) Dadaism is, at the most basic level, a celebration of the absurd, a means by which an [...]