MUSIC

GOD HELP THE GIRL

The realm of sweet pop nostalgia is a fervent pursuit for Belle & Sebastian front-man Stuart Murdoch. This is his pet project, a musical of … Read more

I WAS A KING – I WAS A KING

Supergroups are always a two-way street; when distilling the unique talents of a collective of well-respected indie icons in the one melting pot to create … Read more

PHOENIX – WOLFGANG AMADAEUS PHOENIX

Phoenix are basically a pop rock band, but after listening to Wolfgang Amadaeus Phoenix it comes as no surprise to me that Phoenix guitarist Laurent … Read more

RINGO STARR – LIVE AT SOUNDSTAGE

Richard Starkey, a.k.a Ringo “not even the best drummer in the Beatles” Starr, has always been something of an anomaly. The other three went on … Read more

MY LATEST NOVEL – DEATHS AND ENTRANCES

“Let’s freeze a few old friends / We can rebel”, that certainly would qualify as  The Greatest Shakedown. Scottish outfit My Latest Novel have … Read more

THE SMITHEREENS – TOMMY

Following on from an album of Beatles B-sides, The Smithereens continue their transformation into the worlds oldest cover band by recording 13 tracks from The … Read more

SILVERSUN PICKUPS – SWOON

Don’t be fooled by the big names in the production list, or the fancy artwork, or the radio hype surrounding this new album from Silversun … Read more

AU REVOIR SIMONE – STILL NIGHT, STILL LIGHT

Their name says it, their lyrics reiterate it: “I’m moving on / Hope your coming with me”. Beneath the layers of smooth synths and antique … Read more

JONATHAN KANE – JET EAR PARTY

Jonanthan Kane – formerly a drummer in the New York band Swans – has released in to the world an instrumental album that will defy … Read more

ST VINCENT – ACTOR

St. Vincent’s Actor is a beautifully crafted album – perhaps too crafted and controlled – but it exudes some stunning poise. “Just as I’m about … Read more