Interview // The Monroe Transfer

Wednesday, 30 June 2010, 23:53 | Category : Interviews
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When I meet Nick Gill in a back street in Aldgate, he’s in remarkably fine form for someone who’s been up ill the previous night. It’s impressive enough that he’s made it in for work and I would have understood if he’d cancelled, but spurred on by a love for his job (old-style printing), he’s [...]

Meursault - All Creatures Will Make Merry

Thursday, 17 June 2010, 13:29 | Category : Reviews
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It’s about bloody time I got round to writing my review for this album. On the other hand, I’ve had it for long enough now to have given it enough listens to be clear that it’s one of the best albums of the year. I’ve gone on long enough about how Meursault are one of [...]

The Great Escape: 15 May 2010

This is another horrendously late live review, but please bear with me. It’s been hanging around in my drafts for weeks now and I don’t want to delete it. Plus, I saw some good stuff the other weekend in Brighton and I’d like to share it with you.
Our day at The Great Escape started mid-afternoon [...]

Where you been?

Is there anyone out there still reading this blog? You’d be forgiven if not, because I’ve hardly been prolific in recent weeks. I never seem to get time to write stuff, things get backed up and it just ends up being frustrating. But here are some new things to kick-start what’s hopefully going to be [...]

Konono No.1 - Assume Crash Position

Wednesday, 9 June 2010, 22:49 | Category : Reviews
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Here’s my review of the new Konono No.1 album, which first appeared on Bearded. Speaking of which, have you seen their new website? It’s good.
The tale of Konono No.1 makes a pleasant change from the usual band formation story. You can guess what that is: something like “we met at uni, found we were all [...]

Pavement @ Brixton Academy, 11 May 2010

Wednesday, 2 June 2010, 23:20 | Category : Live reviews
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It was appropriate that Pavement’s first UK date on their reunion tour was in Glasgow, still the only non-festival gig in this country outsite London. Back in mid-90’s Glasgow it seemed like every other band in the city was trying to be Pavement, but despite being there in the midst of it all, I never [...]