February 28, 2017

Interpol – the kings of drone. I’ve been on a rediscovery of late with this band’s music, and am more blown away now...

February 23, 2017

What can you say about these guys? It’s embarrassing what they could do with 4 instruments, that current artists can’t match with a 16-piece backing band behind them.

February 16, 2017

Polly-Jean Harvey has forged a path very few artists can dream of, never mind follow. She oozes class, credibility, power, dominance, truth and most importantl

February 3, 2017

I love this band so bloody much. So so bloody much. I call them the Irish ‘James’; a band whose music is rooted in their home countries, and relatively unknown outside of it (in comparison).

Many an Irish person has told me that The Frames are bloody massive in Ireland; and it’s easy to understand wh...

August 2, 2016

Arguably, Portishead have never written a bad song in their careers. Albeit little output compared to the length of their career, but still an amazing feat.

Portishead are for me about one thing; Beth Gibbons: one of the greatest female singers the world has ever seen. On a tightrope between pain, su...

March 22, 2016

Let me set the scene. I was a 17-year old lad in Stoke-on-Trent, my friend lent me a CD called 'Live at Sin-é' by this guy called Jeff Buckley. I'd never heard of him but he said I'd like it, so I took it to my car, got in my piece of crap Renault Clio and popped the CD in. I browsed the tracklist a...

February 21, 2016

James are one of the most under-rated, and important, British bands to have ever lived. Their back catalogue spans decades and is nothing short of remarkable. Yet most people only know them for their tune ‘Sit Down’, which is a depressing thought.

 

Tim Booth is such an honest and beautiful lyricist;...

January 19, 2016

 

Whilst some of their stuff has been hit or miss, I want to focus purely on one album, ‘Hospice’. This goes beyond the realms of ‘good music’, but is actually an incredibly important album, not only for its narrative, but for the sounds it weaves together and the lyrical & musical contrasts througho...

January 10, 2016

More than any other vocalist in history, I believe Sarah Vaughan was the closest to ‘flawless’ there ever was. Every single recording and video I’ve heard from her, contains the most masterful, perfect and controlled vocal tone known to my ears. She truly was a Queen of her trade.

 

I only discovered...

December 6, 2015

Firstly, I’d like to state that he prefers to be addressed as “she”, so I’ll respectfully honour her wishes.

Lou Reed’s quote summed her up perfectly when he said, When I heard him, I knew that I was in the presence of an angel"; And she truly is. Holding one of the most important voices in musical...

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