Napoleon IIIrd - The Unknown Unknown

Tuesday, 28 September 2010, 16:29 | Category : Good new stuff, Songs
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One tasty treat that was waiting for me when I returned from holiday a couple of weeks ago was a new song from Napoleon IIIrd. I’ve hugely enjoyed this oddball Leeds artist’s willfully eclectic output in the past, and this new tune is a appetite-whetting sampler for his second full-length album Christiania, out on 8 [...]

Another month…

Tuesday, 28 September 2010, 13:42 | Category : Video
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Well, so much for the resolve to return to blogging in September. So far there are even less posts than July’s all-time low, but I have a few up my sleeve, including an overdue review of End of the Road Festival. Before then, something that I was reminded again of this week. There’s a lot [...]

Caitlin Rose @ The Slaughtered Lamb, 1 September 2010

Friday, 3 September 2010, 22:36 | Category : Live reviews
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Caitlin Rose is on a roll, and clearly enjoying herself. She’s in the middle of a UK tour which has already seen her playing venues that are way too small to meet demand following a slew of excellent reviews for her debut full-length Own Side Now. Tonight in the lovely venue under the Slaughtered Lamb [...]

A quick word with… The Young Republic

Wednesday, 1 September 2010, 12:26 | Category : A quick word with...
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It’s been a good eight months since there’s been any mention of The Young Republic on here, which must be some sort of record. So it’s time for an update. They’ve been busy - trying to crack their home country, recording not one, but two albums, changing line-ups (bye Nate and Bob, hello Wes) and [...]