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Peter Byrchmore (Membranes/Goldblade) top 10 favourite albums : part 2"
6. Words For The Dying – John Cale Conceived around the time of the Falklands War, this is essentially some Dylan Thomas poems set to music and recorded with an orchestra. Considering the elegiac words there’s an enormous optimism to the songs and it’s a hugely moving piece of work. 7. A Salty Dog – […]
GoGo Penguin / ShobaLeader One: Sage Gateshead – live review"
An epic double bill featuring two very different bands who both put on an epic show with their very individual styles.
Reg Meuross: Green Note, London – live review"
Reg Meuross Green Note, London 29th March 2017 Reg Meuross retuns to the Green Note to preview songs from his forthcoming LP “Faraway People”. Louder Than War’s Craig Chaligne reviews. This show at The Green Note was the first occasion for Reg Meuross fans to hear the songs from his next LP scheduled to be […]
New band of the day : Touts : ‘brilliant teenage Derry band who sound like SLF crossed with Undertones’ brilliant band"
Brilliant debut single… Touts gives me that spine tingling rush that SLF and The Undertones debut 7 inches gave me all those years ago but the band is about the here and the now – they sound urgent and they sound 2017 and they sound damn brilliant.
Rob Lloyd’s top 10 favourite albums part 2"
ROBERT WYATT – ROCKBOTTOM (Virgin 1974) This is a really wonderful and wonder filled record. For my money Robert is one of the greats of modern music. SLAPPHAPPY & HENRY COW – DESPERATE STRAIGHTS (Virgin 1975) Two top bands and a bunch of rockin’ songs. Dagmar Krause is one of my favourite singers and this […]