Part four of my monthly rundown this year of tracks from 1996 that broadly, I still love now.
Read more “Tuesday Ten: 260: Tracks of the Month (May 1996)”
I have no idea how this one came up. A particular song was mentioned in the pub on the Monday night of Whitby last month, and all of a sudden five or six of us were coming up with a long, long list of songs along the same lines.
Read more “Tuesday Ten: 259: Age of Consent”
Time for another interview on amodelofcontrol.com, and this time I’m talking to a band who’ve somewhat unexpectedly reformed. There have been an awful lot of reunions of late, particularly of bands from the nineties, and frankly some have not been particularly worthwhile returning.
Read more “Talk Show Host: 021: Misery Loves Co.”
For a country with a population of 330,000 – and a total area of 102,000km2 (in comparison, England has a total area of 130,000km2 and a population of 54 million) – Iceland has a remarkable musical heritage. Obviously it goes back a long way, Iceland having a well-recorded history going back into the first millenium BC, and some of that folk music developed over a long period is covered at the exceptional Skógar Museum in the south of the island (founded by Þórður Tómasson, now well into his nineties and I believe still going strong).
Read more “Tuesday Ten: 258: That’s why múm has gone to Ísland”
Lesley Rankine’s career in music now spans a few decades, and more than a few styles. She first came to prominence in the vicious, no-wave influenced punkish-rock of Silverfish, a fixture of the Camden scene in the early 90s and unusual in their strident politics and just how confrontational they were. The band toured with Pigface, which drew Rankine into that loose collective, resulting in a couple of Pigface’s most memorable moments (in particular, the rampaging Silverfish track Big Bad Baby Pig Squeal became the iconic Hips, Tits, Lips, Power!).
Read more “Into the Pit: 193: Ruby – Live at Servant Jazz Quarters: London N16”
For the second of the double-bill today, back to the normal programming with the best tracks of the past month.
Read more “Tuesday Ten: 257: Tracks of the Month (April 2016)”
Already, we’re onto the third month of this run-down of 1996, and the avalanche of great new music that appeared that year.
Read more “Tuesday Ten: 256: Tracks of the Month (April 1996)”