If you’d ever wondered what Lou Reed might have sounded like if he’d chosen a career in country music* Garrett T. Capps provides the answer. (more…)

Dance duo Sofi Tukker’s banger Good Time Girl is the soundtrack to Paolo Sorrentino’s brilliant TV drama The New Pope. (more…)

Céline Sciamma’s Portrait Of A Lady On Fire is not just a film about love and desire, but a film about art – and the symbiosis between subject and painter. (more…)

Three Billboards

Forget the fabricated controversy: everything about Martin McDonagh’s film is amazing – especially Frances McDormand. (more…)

Mash-ups. They often sound great on paper – but more often disappoint after repeated listenings. Not this one. It’s perfect.


This Stones performance had passed me by completely, perhaps because I had long ago mentally dismissed the past half a century of their work. (more…)

Sometimes a bassline just hits the spot – right there in the gut – and carries the whole song. (more…)

Woman Of The Ghetto is the song that just keeps giving. This one mixes Marlena Shaw ino its squelchy summer breakbeats.


Marlena Shaw’s soul classic Woman Of The Ghetto gets a  summery makeover fusing mellow dance grooves with jazzy sax by Akshin Alizadeh. (more…)

About 20 years ago I was at a loose end in Los Angeles and decided I’d track down Lemmy from Motorhead for his first interview since a health scare. (more…)