RIP Trish Keenan

Friday, 14 January 2011, 23:59 | Category : RIP
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Lunchtime Twitter today brought a real shock. Rife tweets about the death of Broadcast singer Trish Keenan and althout it was still unconfirmed, what little hope there was of it not being true was quashed early afternoon with the announcement on the Warp website, the grim confirmation that nobody wanted to hear.
It is with great [...]

Phosphorescent interview

Wednesday, 12 January 2011, 8:47 | Category : Interviews
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It’s been a good twelve months for Phosphorescent. As the end of year polls came flooding in towards the end of 2010, a whole load of praise was heaped on Here’s to Taking it Easy (No.25 in the TLOBF 2010 list, No. 5 in the Rough Trade Shops list). In the eight months since it [...]

New year, new Danielson

Tuesday, 11 January 2011, 18:17 | Category : Good new stuff
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The other old favourite that I’m hugely looking forward to seeing return this year is Danielson. Towards the end of last year, news came out about Daniel Smith’s new album The Best of Gloucester County; last week brought the exciting unveiling of the first available track from the record.
The song ‘Grow Up’ continues pretty much [...]

Candy sprays

Monday, 10 January 2011, 13:46 | Category : Video
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I know that at this time of the year, everyone’s eyes are on the hot new things of the year ahead, but I’ve been more excited about the oldies. When you heard that Norman ‘Teenage Fanclub’ Blake and Euros ‘Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci’ Childs were teaming up, you could probably have guessed how it might sound. [...]