Category Archives: Rock / pop

Public Service Broadcasting, Brixton Academy

Breaking this long blog fast to briefly wax lyrical about Sunday’s gig action, Public Service Broadcasting at Brixton Academy. For the uninitiated, PSB take audio (and, when playing live, visuals) from old newsreels and archive footage and set it to music. They’ve released two … Continue reading

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Love Do Me Right, Rockin’ Horse

Discovered this tucked away in the S Memo app (who knew?) on my battered old Samsung phone. No recollection whatsoever of where I might have heard it or indeed how I managed to type it, but it’s a cracker all the way … Continue reading

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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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The annual Glastonbury review (part 3)

Finally! We’ve reached the end! No more talk of the Great Big Festival that obsesses me and half the British population each June! (Until next year, that is, when it all starts all over again.) I mentioned in the last … Continue reading

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The annual Glastonbury review (part 2)

Festivals are always a triumph of the human spirit. Where else can you party from midday til the sun comes up, then get up and do it all over again, five days in a row, always with a smile on … Continue reading

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The annual Glastonbury review (part 1)

Once again I’m writing this on the saddest, snivelliest day since returning from that muddy old homestead known as Worthy Farm. This evening saw me leap on completely the wrong bus because my eyes were full of tears brought on by … Continue reading

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Glastonbury countdown – 17 days to go: John Wizards

Stonebridge Bar Fri (DJ set), West Holts Sat  Heavenly music from Cape Town: singer Emmanuel Nzaramba has the voice of an angel and the Guardian rightly called the group’s eponymous debut “the year’s most magical album” and named it one of their top 10 albums of  2013. It … Continue reading

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Glastonbury countdown – 18 days to go: Arcade Fire

Pyramid Stage, Fri I’m writing this a day late because yesterday was all about getting ready to go to Arcade Fire and now today is all about reliving last night at Arcade Fire… Anyway, it matters not. All that matters … Continue reading

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Glastonbury countdown – 20 days to go: The War On Drugs

Pyramid Stage, Fri  I was truly privileged to see The War On Drugs last week at Koko and it stands out as one of the best gigs I’ve ever been to – even beating Prince last night and that’s saying … Continue reading

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Fleetwood Mac, That’s All For Everyone

Yes, Tame Impala covered it and did a very nice job, but Fleetwood Mac did it better, three decades earlier. All hail Lindsey Buckingham and the mighty Tusk.

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