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Dumb Poets – EP review “English Americana from the South Coast”"
EP Review Dumb Poets – 3 song EP (Blessings In Disguise / Blind / Arthur’s War) CD / DL Out now A new band from Bournemouth who describe themselves somewhat strangely as “English Americana”. Many years ago there was a band who caused quite a stir in their hometown of Bournemouth called The Spoons. They […]
Andy Blade interviewed : “It’s the world that’s fucked up, not me. I am probably a genius”"
ANDY BLADE interviewed: “It’s the world that’s fucked up, not me. I am probably a genius” Andy Blade Interviewed by Ged Babey about ‘marketing suicide’, exclusivity, being the ‘Chris Morris of Rock’, and his trilogy of provocative albums. And how post-breakdown, divorce and bankruptcy his only asset is himself. For many, Andy Blade is frozen […]
Charivari / Iceman Furniss Quintet: Purge / 18.07.16 – single review"
Charivari / Iceman Furniss Quintet: Purge / 18.07.16 (Noctone) 12″ Available now! 8/10 The debut release by the feldgling Noctone label (which like a lot of the best things is based in Bristol) is a split 12″ single between Charivari and Iceman Furniss Quintet. Simon Tucker reviews. The music on offer here could not be […]
A Winged Victory For The Sullen: Iris – soundtrack review"
A Winged Victory For The Sullen: Iris (Erased Tapes) LP/CD/DL Available 14/01/2017 7.5/10 Modern classical duo return with soundtrack to French Thriller. Simon Tucker finds a band finding new nuances in their established sound. A Winged Victory For The Sullen are, with other artists such as Nils Frahm, at the vanguard of the modern classical […]
Writers As Rockstars – Top 10 Bands To Feature Music Journalists"
We’ve all heard of rock stars playing at being writers. From Nick Cave’s dark forays into gothic Americana, Mark Manning (AKA Zodiac Mindwarp) and his disturbingly depraved Hunter S.Thompson meets Marquis De Sade gonzo memoirs, that bloke from My Chemical Romance’s graphic novels and Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden’s bawdy volumes on Lord Iffy Boatrace, […]