Tommy (BFI Musicals! Season)

As musicals go The Who's Tommy is one that is somewhat special for me as it is the first professional musical I saw live when it was staged in London in the mid to late 1990s (featuring Kim Wilde as Mrs Walker aka Nora in the film). While I enjoyed that version of course the... Continue Reading →

Playlist – November 2019

Another mix of things from doom to jazz to 'Madchester' this month. In brand new things there's music from The Other World's debut EP The Silver Tree, the debut single from the brilliantly named Those Fucking Snowflakes, the title track from the new Byzanthian Neckbeard album, a preview of the new record from Mura Masa... Continue Reading →

Brunt – Ataraxy

By their own admission, and fitting of much of their music, instrumental psychedelic doom three-piece Brunt aren't a band to rush things, being (in a positive way) something of the musical version of JRR Tolkien's Ents. Now, three years on from the release of three track EP Blackbeard comes their latest offering, the enigmatically titled... Continue Reading →

The Crown: Season 3

I had thought about writing about The Crown after season two but, as I came to it rather late I didn't — now though season three has landed on Netflix so the timing seems more fitting. If you'd told me even two years ago that I'd be gripped by a TV show focussing on the... Continue Reading →

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