His glorious 2018 solo debut is reviewed ahead of its 2021 re-release and some new insights from my interview with Tara in 2020. In one of my favourite interviews last year I got to speak to Tara Milton from Five Thirty about his reflections on their debut, and only album, Bed, nearly 30 years on. … Continue reading Tara Milton | Serpentine Waltz →
Here’s my new music playlist for March – great pickings this month, from all directions Afrobeat leads the way – particularly loving the Tony Allen single and Nubyian Twist (great on Jools Holland this week). A track from the thought provoking and moving album from The Anchoress, Catherine Anne Davies. Deep sweeping synths, orchestration and … Continue reading March 2021- new music springs forth →
Interview | Pete Paphides talks about Broken Greek, the three records he’d save from a burning house and more
“The music is the ante-room you have go through to get the measure of someone.” It was great to grab some time with Pete last week, he was incredibly generous with his time, and the unique and deep answers he gave across a range of musical topics. He also has a great way of putting … Continue reading Interview | Pete Paphides talks about Broken Greek, the three records he’d save from a burning house and more →
A quick a look the music that will be coming our way in 2021 and here’s hoping the industry can stay afloat with the revenue that can still be provided via services like BandCamp and hopefully the green shoots for tours and gigs start to appear in the Spring and summer. There are some good … Continue reading 2021 music preview →
In February of this year, David Crosby’s 1971 album, If I Could Only Remember My Name, will reach its 50th anniversary. Over the years it has found its way into many people’s hearts, an album that you soak up and always return to again. It has become one of those albums in my collection that … Continue reading Lost classic #3 David Crosby’s If I Could Only Remember My Name →
Following on from my Top 50 albums of the year last week, here’s a list of the favourite things I’ve read this year. No Top 50 though as I don’t read at the same pace as I listen! A lot of music books in here but also spans across other non fiction and fiction books … Continue reading My books of 2020 →
Hold your end of year album lists – there needs to be space for one more… I’ve been listening to this gem of an album a lot over the last few weeks following the review in Shindig! Magazine. The Bandcamp blurb also had my ears pricking up: “what you hear within its seven tracks is … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW | Little Barrie & Malcom Catto – Quatermass Seven →
Well, the end of 2020 is nearly upon, this sod of a year, but at least we’ve had music as a constant to steer us through. There is always great music every year if you keep your ears open but for me this year has at least afforded more time than I’ve had for years … Continue reading Albums of 2020 – my top 50 →
Interview with Tommy Scott – talking about his new album, Space, musical influences and Eric’s. Plus album review.
The Thomas Scott Quintet release their new album, Marionette, on 22 November. With a pre sale for the white vinyl and CD starting on 24 October. More details here. I caught up with Tommy to talk about the new album and also his time in 90’s pop mavericks, Space, and further back in time to … Continue reading Interview with Tommy Scott – talking about his new album, Space, musical influences and Eric’s. Plus album review. →
A few weeks ago we were having an Italian meal out and I attracted questioning from the family as to why I was pocketing a number of toothpicks from the table as we left. Ah, well.. I explained, I’m reading a book by this guy called Steve Carr and he explains how you can mend … Continue reading Book review | Every record tells a story – a vinyl handbook by Steve Carr →
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