2014 has seen the return of many a thing that seemed dearly departed. Failure came back. Space Rock bands seem to be getting a good amount of love. Molly McGuire is back too. Yes! 18 years after the Ken Andrews’ produced monster Lime, Molly Mcguire release III, a brutal journey through the moors of Space Rock and Hard Rock. Joints might be creaky, there’s a few … Continue reading Review: Molly McGuire – III
We do love Seth Woods in his many faces in this Shithole of a Website (TM). As Sad Accordions, we have felt the past and present clashing, creating a wave of emotional songs that linger on like fine incense. As The Whiskey Priest, the melancholic lyrics ride on the upbeat music. It’s been a while since we’ve talked with Seth Woods, so when the … Continue reading Interview – The Whiskey Priest
So, a few months ago, Dating Myself released a cassette that might or might have not been recorded in the 90s. We reviewed it in short story form, based on an event that might or might have not happened.
The only certainties are: they released a lovely, grunge-perfect audio cassette and we managed to squeeze an interview out of them. So be thankful for that, because a good dose of 90s music is what sometimes you really need. Continue reading “Sloucher interviews….Dating Myself”
A long, long time ago, I met Oxo Foxo and her legal team at G2 Studios. It was a strange, long interview (42 minutes) that was abruptly interrupted when a sensitive question was asked. It wasn’t even about her real name (it might not be Oxo Foxo, this is still unconfirmed), but more about the current state of politics in the United Kingdom.
So, an editorial decision had to be made. After several meetings with Sloucher‘s investors (all belonging to a cult that worships cows) and long powerlunches between this site’s legal team and the legal team representing Oxo Foxo, a compromise was achieved. The interview could be posted online as long as it was transcribed verbatim. Continue reading “Interview – Oxo Foxo”
We love Castrovalva. The sheer madness of their songs, the never ending stream of pounding beats and that vocal approach that screams “Victorian Era mental patient treatment gone wrong”. Their first album was a right kick in the eardrums, the newest one, You are not in hell you are in purgatory my friend not only kicks yer eardrums, but goes to places you didn’t know could be kicked.
Yes, I’m a fan. So I relished this chance to send my silly questions to them and they were courteous enough to answer while on tour with Nine Black Alps: Continue reading “Interview – Castrovalva”
They said that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes, but considering how some people avoid paying them, I’m no longer sure about taxes. But, yeah, we will all leave this mortal coil, one day. What’s never certain is what we can do with our time on this greeny Earth. I never had the honour of meeting Jane Howden, but the amount of people her life changed is flabbergasting. Continue reading “Songs for Jane Howden”
Jason Noble once said “I like when lyrics exist with some freedom from the music – without describing it.” I think that pretty much describes the lyrics of Shipping News, a band that changed my life, with an album called One less heartless to fear pretty much being a regular soundtrack to my every day activities. It was hard to hear the news of Mr. Noble‘s passing. I never … Continue reading In Memoriam : Jason Noble
Tramlines 2012. It was a long experience as somehow I thought I could manage to get as many bands as I could if I did half-sets.
I probably shouldn’t plan gig attendances while surrounded by chemicals in the analytical lab.
In the spirit of inside jokes (I.e. the quest of the perfect name for a label), here’s my caffeine-fuelled review. Continue reading “Review: Tramlines 2012 (the whole weekend)”
It was pretty much the perfect way to spend a Saturday night. It was the Riverside, brimming with people and pints of Kraken Ale flowing, while DJs played blues and Martin Bedford sold some of his classic posters (while also peddling some of the music that was going to be released that night). It was Mudcats Blues Trio launch night for their album, The Tesla Sessions. It was a … Continue reading Review: Mudcats Blues Trio & Tom Attah @ The Riverside