Unsung heroes; Alan Hawkshaw (musician) 20th October 2021
What’s your favourite TV Theme tune? And why are they so damned catchy??
GA-20; Does Hound Dog Taylor (2021) 27th September 2021
I mostly buy records without listening to them first, but this is unusual for me. I hadn't heard of the band or the artist they were covering.
Squid; Bright Green Field (2021) 22nd September 2021
When Squid described their music to NME as being “the Coronation Street theme tune played on flutes by angry children” I was naturally curious. Are you?
Human League; Travelogue (1980) 25th August 2021
Why having a singular vision matters in both branding and music, and what we can learn from Phil Oakey about changing the vision when the time is right.
South; From Here On In (2001, re 2021) 6th April 2021
They weren’t called North. They didn’t come from Manchester.
They’re called South. They came from London.
Kings of Leon; Only By The Night (2008) 16th March 2021
“Double-pack with a photograph. Extra track and a tacky badge.” How about a non-fungible token instead.
The Smiths, The Smiths (1984) 24th February 2021
This week an ad caught my eye. “No record collection is complete without the classics. Shop essentials”; Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and The Smiths. Is this true???
Black Country New Road;
For the first time (2021) 10th February 2021
What’s the ideal length for an album? As artists continue to game Spotify by releasing Super-Deluxe extended versions, this clocks in at a reassuring 40 minutes.
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