A curious meld of artist interviews, blogs, critiques, features, album and gig reviews.
In this exclusive interview with pianist and composer Matthew Bourne he discusses the making of his celebrated Montauk Variations album.
After a stretched haitus following their untimely break-up in 1999, Ultrasound are back with a new album, Play For Today, that promises to remind all why they were destined to be biggest band in Britain during the closing scenes of Britpop.
On this, the tenth anniversary of Joe Strummer's untimely passing, members of his celebrated Mescaleros band reflect on their time with the man, his inspiration during the latter years and their shared experiences on being "Strummered".
Over the three years that produced as many albums and subsequent global tours, the Mescaleros were seen by many as Joe Strummer’s strongest solo persuit. On this, the tenth anniversary of his untimely passing, some of the band’s key players reflect on their time working with the former Clash man, his inspiration musically during the latter years, and their shared experience on being “Strummered”
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Speaking exclusively about the release of the forthcoming album by his new band Sons of Kemet, leading British saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings also lets slip his motivation for putting together this intense and edgy outfit, and how they will play alongside the BBC concert orchestra in a very special Radio 3-commissioned performance at this year’s London Jazz Festival.
Moments before their one-off show in London to promote their lastest album Think Positive, Chief Realies Chris and Tony Griffiths spoke to Mark Youll about the twenty-five year history of the group, and their influence on the countless bands that site them as the original makers and shakers of what later became Britpop.
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This recently recovered set, drawn from three festival shows in France, Berlin and Stockholm the previous summer, is a raw, must-hear document of Davis with a ‘working’ band that lasted just a matter of months, criminally never to make their …
Without giving too much away, without mentioning the fact it’s taken a mere three months for the Troubadours to travel from underground – a run of pale but credible acoustic slots featuring just Connett and Rogers at first (the first …
Besides the obvious here: stronger songs, a more direct sound, maybe a bigger production budget and therefore more free channels to play with in the studio, King of Spain fully recognise that indie rock music, in its proper guise (al …
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