Tuesday Ten: 238: Dead on “TV”

This week, time for a Tuesday Ten I’ve been thinking about and working on, gradually, for a few months. I was set a challenge, you see: to come up with a Tuesday Ten where deaths occur “on camera” (i.e. are described or happen in the songs). However, I could not rely on some of the usual suspects – particularly Cave, Cash and Dylan. Some interesting suggestions were originally made, I thought of a few more, and then opened it up to my readers for some other ideas, and the result is the ten below. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 238: Dead on “TV””

Talk Show Host: 016: Cocksure

Another interview this week – all coming at once, eh? This time, with a project from two veterans of the industrial scene, who burst out last year to great acclaim, and return very soon with a second album. That band is Cocksure, whose members have a long and storied history in the scene – Jason Novak with Acumen Nation, Acucrack, and of course the label Cracknation; and Chris Connelly’s work with Revolting Cocks, Ministry, The Damage Manual, his own solo work and other bands besides. Read more “Talk Show Host: 016: Cocksure”

Talk Show Host: 014: Dead When I Found Her

For the latest in my series of interviews with artists I’ve been writing about in the last few years, I’m ecstatic to be able to bring you what became a lengthy and fascinating exchange with an artist I’ve been writing about for a good few years, since his debut arrived, and is about to release his third album.

Michael Holloway of Dead When I Found Her opens up about his new album, his inspirations, and thoughts on industrial music and how he sees it taking the style forward.
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Tuesday Ten: 237: (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang

In a time where far-right sentiment is ever more in the news again – see this disturbing story from Liverpool this week, the sentencing of a fourteen-year-old boy for a racist knife attack on a teacher in Bradford, demonising of immigrants, apparent revisionism over Golden Dawn in Greece, or upvoting of Nazi propaganda on the Daily Mail website – I realised recently that I’ve never actually covered this subject directly for a Tuesday Ten. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 237: (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang”

Tuesday Ten: 236: Tracks of the Month (July 2015)

As we hurtle headlong through the summer – it’s my birthday next weekend, and Infest just three short weeks after that – it is time already for another roundup of the tracks of the month, and I have to admit I’m already starting to consider what might be making the end of year lists – although there is loads of interesting releases to come yet. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 236: Tracks of the Month (July 2015)”