A Seat At The Table / Withdrawn Traces – Book reviews

Amy Raphael, A Seat At The Table. Interviews with Women on the Frontline of Music (Virago) Sarah Hawys Roberts & Leon Noakes, Withdrawn Traces. Searching for the Truth About Richey Manic (Virgin Books) These are two very different books (writes Andy Wood). Amy Raphael’s book is a collection of interviews with female musicians, writers, producers…

Song of the Week #26 – The Cathode Ray

Ahead of the release of their third LP on Friday, this week’s tune comes from the latest LP from Edinburgh’s the Cathode Ray. ‘Heightened Senses’ is the title track of the record and, whilst it’s not the whole story, it is a fair representation of what is contained therein: Two things strike me about the…

Mojo, Uncut and the Comics – The Dream Syndicate live

The Dream Syndicate / Emma Tricca – Scala, London – Monday 21st October 2019 It’s funny, once upon a time I went to relatively few gigs so that they all felt special. These days, in a year when I might see sixty shows, it’s only possible for a few to generate that same sense of…

Song of the Week #25 – Wire

News today of a new single from Wire ahead of a new album early next year. ‘Cactused’ is taken from ‘Hive Mind’ which the band will release on 24th January 2020 through their own Pink Flag label.  You can pre-order the album on vinyl or CD here. The band have also announced a short run…