Public Image Ltd. The Public Image is Rotten (Songs from the Heart) Virgin PiL hasn’t been on Virgin Records in a long-time, since the early 90s, before the official break occasioned by John Lydon returning to the Sex...Read More
Deafhaven Ordinary Corrupt Human Love Anti- Deafhaven ain’t your average metal band. They’re also hard to pin down, their albums all sound divergent from each other, which is unusual, really. Bands usually find a...Read More
Angélique Kidjo Remain in the Light Kravenworks In 1980, Talking Heads released their landmark Remain in the Light. Working, as usual, with Brian Eno, the band was attempting to prove it was a band and not just one talking head...Read More
Santigold I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions Downtown Records Santigold has always struck me as an exhaustive artist, meaning she is careful about the curation of her public self as viewed through her music. So it was a...Read More
Iggy Pop & Underworld Teatime Dub Encounters ep Caroline International Back in 1996, Iggy’s ‘Lust for Life’ opened up the absolutely brilliant Trainspotting soundtrack, whilst the other book end was...Read More
Noah Smith Long Run Gargonia Records Something interesting is happening in country/American music of late. Artists like Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson have clearly and purposely turned their backs on the Nashville industry,...Read More
Let’s Eat Grandma I’m All Ears Transgressive I love Let’s Eat Grandma’s name. I love even more that Let’s Eat Grandma are two teenage girls. First, the name. It’s a comment on the importance of punctuation, noting the...Read More
Container LP Spectrum Spools I’ve been digging on Container now for a few years, Ren Schofield, the man behind the name, makes some immediate, in-your-face, pounding electronic music. Schofield is from Providence, RI, but has...Read More
From the Vaults: The Charlatans – Tellin’ Stories The Charlatans have long been one of my favourite bands, if not my outright favourite. Though they’re not from Manchester, they burst onto the scene with the Madchester Sound in...Read More
Nine Inch Nails Bad Witch The Null Corporation Trent Reznor is 53 years old, a long-time removed from the viciousness, self-loathing and anger that drove his break through albums back in the early 90s. I have to confess that...Read More
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