For the latest in my series of interviews, I turn my attention closer to home to talk to an artist who has been making waves in the industrial scene for some years now. Read more “Talk Show Host: 017: ESA”
This week’s Ten has been long-planned to have this subject, but how it was going to work was the bit I didn’t really know. So, I chose to open it up. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 242: Front 242”
This week marks the end of an era in Music Journalism: the NME as we know it goes, replaced with a free music paper/magazine every Friday, ending 63 years of it’s weekly, paid-for existence – and maybe it’s place at the heart of the British Music Industry as it has evolved. Maybe the printed music press is now a dinosaur – but some of us still like it, and indeed for many my age or older, it was our route into all kinds of music pre-internet. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 241: Long Live The UK Music Scene”
A few months ago, Tuesday Ten #226 howled about dogs. But in the meantime, Elin – among a few others – was unimpressed that I did songs about dogs, but not cats. So time to redress the balance, with some songs to mewl along to. Bring your kitten heels to dance. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 240: A Purr-fect Ten – Songs about Cats”
Christ almighty, this year has passed really fucking quickly – we’re already heading back into autumn, which means I’ve enjoyed my fifteenth Infest. While perhaps not a lineup with too many “marquee” names this year, it was certainly one that had some treasures in it, and away from the bands was one of the maddest and most fun Infests in some years – a festival revitalised.
Read more “Memory of a Festival: 024: Infest 2015”
Even with Infest taking up much of my time in the past few days, I’ve still been able to get ten more tracks written up. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 239: Tracks of the Month (August 2015)”