Daryl Easlea updates his in depth biography that analyses the life and music of Peter Gabriel.
Greg Healey: Not in Front of the Children: Hidden Histories in Kids’ TV
Stubbs' other great achievement is his complete lack of musical snobbery which can be apparent in many a book about a specific genre. He writes as lovingly and precisely about the works of Miles Davis as he does Fatboy Slim never comparing their inherent, or lack of, "greatness" instead just placing them as pieces in the giant puzzle that is the story of electronic music and one which has pieces being added every second of every day. Essential reading.
All Gates Open: The Story of Can is the book this most inspiring of groups has long deserved. It is an in-depth look at a group forged via the one simple desire to create a musical art form unlike any other never shying away from influences but instead of taking and copying them they absorbed them and transformed them into a new musical language.
Painting SnailsPainting Snails, A Rock & Roll Doctor’s Tale by Stephen John Hartley. Dave Jennings reviews, "often hilarious and at times inspirational".
James Rhodes documents his concert tour at the back end of 2016, its music, and the management of his insurgent, pyromaniac subconscious.
What can a poor boy (girl) do in these chaotic and filthy times but be a street cleaning, non plastic, pretty sober, eco conscious man...’
Big, gritty, alternative rock compared to the likes of Dream Wife and Wolf Alice,...
his death represents a further conclusion of the spirit of rebellion, musical anarchy and socially conscious satire that blossomed in the hippy era and crystallised in punk a decade later.
To coincide with the release of GUO4 (out today via Mute) GUO (Daniel Blumberg...