MUSIC

NO THROUGH ROAD – WINNER

If you haven’t heard No Through Road’s single Party to Survive then you need to adjust your radio dial. If it has become your creed, … Read more

VARIOUS ARTISTS – MAKING WAVES

“How can we relate if you can’t face my music?”, Wire MC and Sista Native sing; and in that line, you’ve got the whole philosophy … Read more

CHARLES SPEARIN – THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

So much can be said to describe this extraordinary project, it’s hard know where to begin. At face value, what we have here is essentially … Read more

NEIL YOUNG – FORK IN THE ROAD

The handwritten title and credits, the soft (out-of focus) picture of the artist ought to provide a clue; particularly when you look at the name. … Read more

J J CALE – ROLL ON

With a career as storied and well-regarded as J J Cale, there is potential for great excitement surrounding a new album from the ageing master. … Read more

LEE MEMORIAL – THE LIVES OF LEE MEMORIAL

Karl Smith (once the key figure of Melbournian indie-folksters Sodastream) hasn’t escaped Belle and Sebastian, not yet, but the first offering from his new project … Read more

WOLF & CUB – SCIENCE AND SOCERY

Ah, the difficult “second” album. Wolf & Cub burst out of Adelaide in 2007 with their debut Vessels, a distinct blend of stoner and prog … Read more

THE HOLD STEADY – A POSITIVE RAGE

The Hold Steady have always bucked trends. With little regard for fashion or favour they released three acclaimed albums of guitar-driven, passionate, old school rock’n’roll… Read more

THE PHANTOM BAND – CHECKMATE SAVAGE

Out of Glasgow comes the self-made “Proto-RoboFolk” of The Phantom Band: Checkmate Savage is their debut, but they’ve been dicking around for years, and you … Read more

BELL ORCHESTRE – AS SEEN THROUGH WINDOWS

Here is a very unusual birth for an indie band – a Canadian dance troupe enlist a bunch of experimental instrumentalists to workshop some fringe … Read more