Midlake's Late Night Tales album review →
The Midlake LateNightTales comp is blimming, blooming marvellous assuming you like a bit of the auld folky dolky, and who doesn’t eh? Have a read of this review, which is suitably enthusiastic and on the money.
ATP Nightmare Before Christmas curated by Battles... →
Another year, another ATP. It’s just got to be done. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about ATP, it’s that, between now and December, this line up will grow and grow until, finally, my head nearly explodes. Bring. It. On.
The Burns Unit | Emma Pollock | Future Pilot AKA |... →
I’m a bit late to the party with The Burns Unit (Scottish versh) but, thanks to their session on Marc Riley on 19 Jan 2011, it’s a case of better late than never. What a wonderful band. ‘Side Show’ is well worth purchasing. I tracked down some of their sessions HERE. Heartily recommended.
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine -... →
It’s another dream collaboration. I would never have paired these two mavericks together - and yet - first impressions are very positive.
OIB News 020: KURT VILE / DIE! DIE! DIE! / WAVE... →
Lots of great stuff coming up in Brighton and Hove courtesy of One Inch Badge.
Johann Hari: Budget ignores all we learnt from the... →
I don’t pretend to know much about economics but this piece by Johann Hari, about yesterday’s UK budget, seems to hit the nail on the head. “This is a budget that takes wealth from the middle class and poor, and hands it to the super-rich”. “Since the election of Margaret Thatcher the value of wages has declined from 65 per cent of GDP to 55 per cent. Where did...
Hannah Peel supported by Peter & Kerry, Brighton... →
The wonderful Hannah Peel supported by the hugely enjoyable Peter and Kerry, and Flake Brown at the Brighton Ballroom (formerly The Hanbury) in Brighton’s Kemp Town. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Peter and Kerry make a wonderful noise. Here’s their website: www.peterandkerry.co.uk Hannah Peel is a total delight. Her album is wonderful and she’s completely charming and...
Kate Bush Returns! →
Let joy be unconfined…Kate Bush is back. The legendary pop siren will release her new albumDirector’s Cut on May 16. And it looks set to be no ordinary record… Director’s Cut sees Kate revisit tracks from 1989’s The Sensual World and 1993’s The Red Shoes. Some elements have been re-recorded for 2011 and a new version of Deeper Understanding will be released...
BBC - Adam Curtis Blog: RUPERT MURDOCH - A... →
Like you need me to tell you that Adam Curtis is a man worth listening to. It’s taken me a while, too long in fact, to work through an entry on Rupert Murdoch that was posted by Adam on 30 Jan 2011.