Click here to listen on Spotify December has been a funny one for me for a few reasons but there still been some great music to get us through to the end of the year. Earlier in the month I discovered the great new band Wet Leg thanks to Lula & Gene and I’ve also... Continue Reading →
Click here to listen on Spotify Another month with lots to chose from that I’ve whittled down to ten tracks for you added to my ongoing playlist for the year. In new stuff there’s Rhumba Club, IDLES, Courtey Barnett, Monster Magnet, Violet & Dave Grohl and something a bit different from Kiya Ashton from the... Continue Reading →
While it has been a little over a year since the release of their last album, Ultra Mono, continuing events globally have made it feel like there’s barely been enough time for another, but nonetheless Bristolian post punk outfit IDLES are already back with their fourth full length studio album, Crawler. If Ultra Mono saw... Continue Reading →
A bumper crop this month for my playlist update as, I’m not sure why, I feel like I’ve found a lot of new stuff (both new to me and actually new)...
If you’ve been following my blog you’ll have seen my post a few weeks ago marking the 30th anniversary of Metallica’s landmark self titled album, aka The Black Album - for some reason the Bay Area thrash titans have chosen to wait until September 10th to officially mark this birthday, but boy have they’ve gone all out, with not just a multi-format reissue of the album with a tonne of extras but also this, a rather unique official and endorsed tribute compilation, The Metallica Blacklist...
Click here to listen to the full playlist on Spotify The final playlist of 2020 and it’s a bumper one as I have 15 additions to my main playlist and a bonus ‘best of’ list further down too. First the regular one and it’s a mix as ever but there a particularly large amount of... Continue Reading →
Click here to listen on Spotify This month I’ve had the chance to catch up on a few recent new releases both from at home and further afield as well as revisit some old favourites. Firstly with the newer stuff is my highlight from IDLES’ latest Ultra Mono, Bruce Springsteen’s Letter To You and The... Continue Reading →
The last few years have seen Bristol post punks IDLES’ reputation grow and grow from critically acclaimed albums to stand out sets at Glastonbury to feuds with other bands being escalated by the media in a manner reminiscent of the Britpop battles of the mid-90s (albeit with a musically harder edge). This has meant that... Continue Reading →
Click here to listen to my full 2020 playlist on Spotify Another strange month comes to an end but, at least where I'm living, on a more positive note as things start to reopen (though we await any kind of announcement about full scale gigs happening again). With that in mind I have another motley... Continue Reading →
I've put together a playlist on Spotify of all of this so if you just want to have a listen, click here With lockdown in full effect the top ten lists trend has returned to Facebook and, despite having done it before, when I got nominated for the albums one I thought I'd get involved... Continue Reading →