Louder Than Words Festival

Louder Than Words Festival

Just think about this for a second. There is a place where you can listen to post-punk, pop 'n' roll, soul boy and survivor Edwyn Collins discuss his life and work as well as hear him perform a song or two. There is a place where you can hear Dr Beate Peter (Lapsed Clubber Project), [...]

Signal – Automatic

Signal – Automatic

Bend the knee. Bow your head. Give thanks. The best album of 2019 has arrived. After the thrills, spills and dizzy delights of "Calling It", "Too Much Money" and"Mind Your Own Business" earlier this year the Holy Trinity of electro-pop/art who are, collectively, Automatic now present their debut long player and, to be blunt with [...]

Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out

Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out

It's so easy to laugh It's so easy to hate It takes guts to be gentle and kind ("I Know It's Over", Morrissey/Marr) ...thou shalt love one another (Matthew 22:39, King James Bible) "The fat one is repulsive" "Go kill yourself" "Fat singing whale" (Anonymous, Twitter)   Let's start with this; the world is full [...]

Strange One

Strange One

This is the sound of youth. Frantic. Frenetic. Furious. Frenzied. Fast. Flirtatious. Fabulous. I know. You are just like me and your youth was rarely, if ever, any of those things...at least not for any extended period of time.  In truth my own adolescence was a messy blend of acne, angst, anxiety and self-loathing.  These [...]

Automatic – Too Much Money

Automatic – Too Much Money

One of the most exciting new bands of 2019 are Automatic. Boys with Liam Gallaghers old haircut and a mistaken belief that only music played by four geezers in parkas is any good will disagree. Good. Their brooding, yet euphoric, blend of electro-pop, film scores (specifically the work of John Carpenter) and achingly cool retro [...]

World Citizen – My Life Story

World Citizen – My Life Story

It is nearly twenty years since the last album from My Life Story. A lot has happened since the year 2000. Even more has changed. Kevin Spacey won the best actor award at the 72nd Academy Awards. I doubt there will be a comeback for Kevin this year. The best selling single of the year [...]