2022

RIP Wilko Johnson (Dr Feelgood, Ian Dury & The Blockheads, The Solid Senders) 1947-2022. Gone but never forgotten.

(more…)

The hot summer night Pulp and Leftfield played in an outdoor amphitheatre in Barcelona. And I was there.

(more…)

Lolahol – Cuntradiction

12th November 2022 · 2020s, 2022, Music

Like mother like daughter… this is Madonna’s daughter Lolahol slavishly coping the methods that brought her mother to public attention more than 40 years earlier.

(more…)

RIP Mimi Parker (Low)

7th November 2022 · 2020s, 2022, Music

I came late to the party with Low; I missed their whispery slowcore beginnings and my engagement was limited largely to their magnificent Christmas album, which should be a staple of every home in December. It certainly is in mine.

(more…)

Suede: Electric Ballroom, London – live review

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).

(more…)

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…)

Queen Of Glory – film review

7th September 2022 · 2022, Film

Queen Of Glory – film review

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.
(more…)