Tindersticks – The Hungry Saw

The Hungry Saw – Tindersticks By Chris Peken Five years is a long time between albums (and an even longer time between drinks). Once the … Read more

The Hands – Everything is Wonderful

Everything is Wonderful – The Hands By Chris Peken If I mentioned two brothers playing together on the same instrument you might think the Emmanuel … Read more

Be Your Own Pet – Get Awkward

Get Awkward – Be Your Own Pet By Chris Peken This little quartet may hail from Nashville but don’t start thinking Johnny Cash and June … Read more

Jesse Younan – A Good Day For a Migraine

A Good Day For a Migraine – Jesse Younan By Chris Peken Jesse Younan sets himself apart from the “another man, another guitar, another singer/songwriter” … Read more

The Teenagers – Reality Check

Reality Check – The Teenagers By Chris Peken Name three great French bands of the last decade. No, Plastic Bertrand doesn’t count. Paris may be … Read more

Malcolm Middleton – Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand –¬†Malcolm Middleton By Chris Peken Following the amicable split of Arab Strap a couple of years ago, Malcolm Middleton has continued … Read more

Nostalgia 77 – One Offs, Remixes & B-Sides

One Offs, Remixes & B-Sides – Nostalgia 77 By Chris Peken A double CD clean-up of things left lying around the Nostalgia 77 studio, down … Read more

Neon Neon – Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel – Neon Neon By Chris Peken Neon Neon’s world is one of hard walls, ninety degree corners, harsh (neon) lighting and (as the … Read more

The Black Keys – Attack & Release

Attack & Release – The Black Keys By Chris Peken The tracks that have become Attack & Release had their beginnings as a collaboration between … Read more

The Black Hollies – Casting Shadows

Casting Shadows ‘ The Black Hollies BY CHRIS PEKEN There is a particular fuzz guitar that first came to the wider public’s attention via John … Read more