This local band (really a clever young chap called Sam Perry) builds lovely dreamy soundscapes with a big, swooshy, layered sound that manages to be dead modern and sweetly, sentimentally referential at the same time.Read More
If albums were drinks then Absolute Truth (Flying Nun), the new one from the local singer/songwriter with the exotic name would be a smoothie, quite a frothy smoothie. And sweet, but in a good way.Read More
Brix meets singer Mark E. Smith when The Fall play a Chicago gig in 1983. She’s 18 and Smith falls for her and invites her to come and live with him in his squalid Prestwick, Manchester, flat. Then she joins The Fall.Read More
My memoir hits the shops Wednesday June 1. A lot of my writing revolved around thinking about my relationship with my friend Chris Knox.
Here's an extract from my book about meeting Chris in 1978.Read More
It has to be a generation or more since Jordan Luck last released a whole album of new songs, and then it was with the Exponents, who’d started life in Christchurch more years before that as the Dance Exponents, of course.Read More
This book essentially revolves around the much loved and hated and supremely powerful music business personality of the man who made Dylan a very successful and wealthy star as well as guiding (or is it misguiding) the careers of The Band, Janis Joplin and Todd Rundgren, along with an army of others for 20 odd years from the mid 1960s.Read More