First up in my catch-up is The Voices, hailing from Port Talbot in South Wales, whose new album The Sound of Young America was amongst a bunch of stuff I got from the fine Welsh label My Kung Fu. I’d never heard of them before, and this is actually their second album. Mind you, it’s [...]
Bear with me. One last baby-related post, before I get back onto proper bands and reviews and things. I sort of need to get all the pink out of my system.
You see, you get a lot of pink when you have a baby girl. And not all of it is desired either. Not that Mrs [...]
I’m back at work today after three and a half weeks off for Baby Growl-related duties. Suddenly life got a whole lot easier. No matter what gets thrown at me over the next few days, it’ll be a dawdle compared to looking after a tiny baby.
The other good thing about being back here, with [...]
The next one up in my trawl through my decaying collection of CD singles is a timely one, following as it does Bjork’s stunning performance at Glastonbury last week. I’ve been caning her albums at home ever since, and Volta hasn’t even popped through my letterbox yet. This single is another CD that Mrs Growl [...]
So, it seems that Friday was the best day at Glastonbury. On TV at least. Saturday and Sunday certainly gave slimmer pickings of quality – I mean, at one point last night there was a choice on BBCi between watching Mika, The Kaiser Chiefs and The Rakes. Come on BBC – surely there’s better stuff [...]
It’s Glastonbury this weekend. Or Glaston-berry as the Americans call it. I’m not there. But even if I didn’t have a new small baby, I still wouldn’t be there. In past years I clamoured to go, and was bitterly disappointed when I failed to get tickets. But for the past few years I haven’t bothered.
This gig was only three weeks ago, but it seems like a lifetime away now. There’s a hell of a lot happened to me since then. But even though it’s late, I though it was worth writing a bit about it because firstly it was my last gig as a childless (man and probably my [...]
Forgive me another baby-related post. It is my all-consuming preoccupation at the moment, so I’m sure you’ll understand. Anyway, amongst the many congratulatory emails we received after announcing the birth of The Baby Growl, one was from a friend who suggested that like her, we bought a copy of the number one single of the [...]
Not much time for proper blogging at the moment, but I’ve got an excuse for that. Instead enjoy a couple of film clips of two of The Daily Growl’s favorite artists playing songs in the back of London black cabs. These ‘black cab sessions’ are the work of the people at Hidden Fruit. Nice start [...]
Apologies for my lack of posts recently, and for lack of posts in the near future too. There’s a good reason for this though. On Tuesday morning at 7:06am we were introduced to The Baby Growl for the first time, when she was forcibly evicted from the dark warm place she has called home for [...]