I have not closely followed the career of foodie rapper Loyle Carner but I’ve got time for anyone who makes his stage name a spoonerism of his real name (Benjamin Coyle-Larner).


Sun Ra Arkestra – Chopin

23rd September 2022 · 2020s, 2022, Jazz, Music

This has properly blown my mind. Not just listening to it, but because it is surely the first – and only – record I have ever heard to be recorded by a 98-year-old man. (more…)

My favourite album last year was Greentea Peng’s debut, Man Made. Here’s a tune from her next collection, a mixtape called Greenzone 108, and she hasn’t lost her touch. (more…)

I’ve been a big fan of Caitlin Rose from the start. Although not the very start of her singing career, because that was when she provided the vocals on the demos of the songs her mother wrote that went on to appear on Taylor Swift’s first album.

Danger Mouse and Black Thought collaborate on the album Cheat Codes. This is one of its many standout tracks, featuring Michael Kiwanuka. (more…)

Pole – Grauer Sand

17th August 2022 · 2020s, 2022, Music

I love a bit of glitchy ambient electronica, me. And this track by Pole – aka innovative German electronic artist Stefan Betke – is exactly that. (more…)

The Killers – boy

15th August 2022 · 2020s, 2022

I can’t say I’ve followed The Killers’ career closely but I’ve liked what I’ve heard, which is mainly the hit singles, without delving deeper. (more…)

RIP Lamont Dozier – Motown songwriting legend, one-third of the hitmaking trio Holland-Dozier-Holland. (more…)

Here’s a sweet slice of classic country heartbreak from a brand new band called Plains – a duo of Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson. (more…)

Is this a song? It’s more like spoken word hip hop – a commentary on our times set against a house backing. (more…)