MUSIC

1990’s – KICKS

This Glasgow outfit are really quite the proponents of sweaty-faced pop hits; their glitzy, sizzling guitar hooks and yelping oh oh oh’s echo the behaviour … Read more

ROKIA – TCHAMANTCHE

If you know what a n’goni is then perhaps you already know who Rokia Traore is, perhaps you have already heard Tchamantché. If not, prepare … Read more

TROY CASSAR-DALY – I LOVE THIS PLACE

Recently I had the pleasure of seeing Troy Cassar-Daly play at a small country and folk festival called the Foggy Mountain Jam – and I … Read more

ATTACK IN BLACK – YEARS (by one thousand fingertips)

Canada’s Attack In Black begun life as a post-hardcore outfit, but you would be hard-pressed to hear that from their third album Years (by one … Read more

THE FUMES – SUNDANCER

The Fumes are a hard-boiled addition to the increasing global army of two-piece bands – their hard-rock approach to the minimalist blues is potent and … Read more

BLACKCHORDS – BLACKCHORDS

From the opening strains, this debut from Victorian troupe Blackchords offers up an intriguing bent. Their epic alternative folk rock sounds emanate from somewhere East … Read more

PETER, BJORN AND JOHN – LIVING THING

These lovable Swedes deliver another rousing collection of songs. But first things first, let’s clear the air – there is nothing as obviously catchy as… Read more

ELVIS PERKINS – ELVIS PERKINS IN DEARLAND

“Black is the colour of my true love’s arrow, just the colour of a human’s blood,” stutters Elvis Perkins, opening this his second album with … Read more

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS – LOST CHANNELS

You’d be forgiven for thinking  this album’s opening strains belong to The Smiths – Palmistry chimes its way in with lilting Rickenbackers and bittersweet chord … Read more

BOOKER T JONES – POTATO HOLE

Okay, so the opening Pound It Out does very much as it’s title suggests; and one could be forgiven for thinking this was a Jon … Read more