OH SEES “SMOTE REVERSER” REVIEW
Aug03

OH SEES “SMOTE REVERSER” REVIEW

OH SEES “Smote Reverser” (Castle Face) Oh Sees / Thee Oh Sees (or one of their many other alter egos) are a band that could be your life. Much like The Fall, you could sustain yourself on their music alone such is the extent of their multifarious back catalogue, full of tangential variance and always familiar like your best buddy. And when they’re on a groove they really lock in tight. I’d been recommended to see them...

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THURSTON MOORE NEW SINGLE RELEASED ON PRESIDENT’S DAY
Feb19

THURSTON MOORE NEW SINGLE RELEASED ON PRESIDENT’S DAY

NEW SINGLE by THURSTON MOORE for NOT MY PRESIDENT DAY Thurston Moore, Sonic Youth ledge has released a special edition limited single “Mx Liberty / Panik” on London Hackney’s own Blank Editions label, today February 19th in time for President’s Day, or as he unsurprisingly styles it “Not My President Day”. Hooray for Thurston, who if there was any justice would have his own boat-race carved in stone...

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QUEEN ZEE – Nottingham Rescue Rooms Live Review, 08-02-2018
Feb15

QUEEN ZEE – Nottingham Rescue Rooms Live Review, 08-02-2018

QUEEN ZEE REVIEW – Nottingham Rescue Rooms, Live, 08-02-2018 Queen Zee hit the stage like they’re headlining Wembley Stadium, unleashing their anthemic don’t-give-a-f*ck-punk on Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms. Like that bastard child of Johnny Rotten and Brian Molko, who had an affair with David Bowie, held hands with Kurt Cobain, flirted with Billy Corgan then copped off with Joan Jett, Queen Zee boast a set of beautifully...

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ELVANA – Nottingham Rescue Rooms Live Review, 15-09-2017
Sep19

ELVANA – Nottingham Rescue Rooms Live Review, 15-09-2017

ELVANA – Nottingham Rescue Rooms Live Review, 15-09-2017 Fresh from the bowels of Disgraceland, the moment Elvana walk on stage it hits you, this is a work of genius. A self aware mix of musical brilliance, the timing of a standup comic and a man who loves his burgers. Love buzzing as the band hit the stage at the sold out Rescue Rooms, the first thing you notice is the guitar sound, it’s phenomenal not to mention...

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BAND OF HOLY JOY “FUNAMBULIST WE LOVE YOU” REVIEW & GIG NEWS
Sep12

BAND OF HOLY JOY “FUNAMBULIST WE LOVE YOU” REVIEW & GIG NEWS

BAND OF HOLY JOY “Funambulist We Love You” (Tiny Global) I don’t need much of an excuse to write about Band of Holy Joy. When I first saw Johny Brown in action at one of the first ever gigs I flew solo at (early 90s), where they featured on a bill with Terminal Cheesecake, he was a mixture between town cryer, evangelist lyricist and wild man of Borneo. You couldn’t take your eyes off him. Coming off stage,...

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CAN “THE SINGLES” REVIEW – HOLGER CZUKAY RIP
Sep06

CAN “THE SINGLES” REVIEW – HOLGER CZUKAY RIP

HOLGER CZUKAY, RIP CAN ‘The Singles’ (Mute) I was lucky enough to meet the legendary Holger Czukay and Irmin Schmidt of Can while I was at MTV Europe in the mid 90s. Toby Amies had just left to measure Long Island and find his fortune while not cutting his hair in MTV NY and so the show I worked on MTV Alternative Nation was without its captain. Behind the scenes I was desperately trying to get John Robb of The Membranes to present it...

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