Category Archives: Post-punk

Franz Ferdinand @ Somerset House

Franz Ferdinand were brilliant at Somerset House last night, There, I said it. Straight in to the top 5 gigs of 2014 for me, and good to see the chaps haven’t lost any of their lustre since the last time … Continue reading

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Glastonbury countdown – 16 days to go: The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing

Hell Stage and the Rocket Lounge, Thu Because festivals are all about stumbling across steampunk bands singing about 19th century industrialists.

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Optimo Top 10

Off to Optimo tonight for the first time in nearly 10 years. We won’t leave it so long next time, chaps. In celebration – a quick and dirty top 10 of Optimo classics I’m hankering to hear later this evening… … Continue reading

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Television, Marquee Moon

AWESOME live version of a truly glorious track. Hat tip Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy for the link.

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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Messages / Human League, Being Boiled / Tubeway Army, Down In The Park

I’m going home tonight to make the most of the new needle on my Majestic Stereogram and listen to my favourite classic vinyl that will sound better than ever. Well, better than it ever has on this Majestic Stereogram anyway. Kicking off the marath… Continue reading

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Talking Heads, Big Business / I Zimbra

So Stop Making Sense is arguably the best concert film of all time, though I’d counter it has some decent competition from The Last Waltz, although it’s clearly apples and oranges and not worth the argument at all. (And then there’s Wattstax, Wood… Continue reading

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Gang of Four, Powerstation

There are hardly any people when we arrive at the Powerstation 15 minutes before Gang Of Four are due on stage – the upstairs balcony is shut and only a couple of hundred people hang around the edges of the auditorium. It’s horrifying – a tiny cro… Continue reading

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Wire, Outdoor Miner

Can’t talk. Running late for WIRE. Continue reading

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Edwyn Collins, Do It Again

You don’t hear much about Edwyn Collins here in NZ unless you search him out. A few months before I left the UK back in 2005, I was gutted to hear he’d had a series of strokes, and for a while it seemed touch and go as to whether he’d ever perform… Continue reading

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Devo, Mongoloid

Came home the other day to find the chap blasting what has rapidly become my favourite radio station, Underground 80s on Soma FM. Terrifying and awe-inspiring in equal measure, DJ Rusty Hodge splices New Romantic Britpop with kraut electronica, ne… Continue reading

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