There’s Nothing On But Repeats

Haven’t done this for a while. Here’s the top 2 songs from February and March on the site. February’s most popular track was from Bob Mould: Bob Mould – Stupid Now (from ‘District Line’) [Buy it] [Download it] ‘District Line’ isn’t Bob’s best but there’s enough on there to keep us going. Bob tours the…

Digging A Grave In The Moonlight

Here’s a record which is hardly current but has been doggedly battling for my listening attention ever since the turn of the year. I’ve talked about Micah P Hinson before and have now caught up with his most recent offering ‘Micah P Hinson and the Opera Circuit’ from 2006. As with his debut LP, in…

The Long Light Dims and Fades

Let no-one ever accuse the Breeders of being prolific – ‘Mountain Battles’ is their first record since 2002. Whilst many bands would simply sink without trace after such a prolonged period out of the public eye, Kim Deal’s status guarantees that she will always manage to attract attention. ‘Mountain Battles’ almost seems to make a…

Murder He Cried

I admit to having had a fractured relationship with Black Francis/Frank Black since he split the Pixies. I probably own the majority of his solo albums (just about) but don’t buy every one by any means. It’s actually fairly unusual for me to dip in and out of an artist’s work in this way because…

Even People In Love Get Hit By Bullets

The second Triffids’ posting of the week. The remixed, remastered debut LP ‘Treeless Plain’ finally arrived through the letter box yesterday and it is unbelievably, fantastic. ‘Treeless Plain’ was the first Triffids record I ever bought on the back of seeing them support Echo & The Bunnymen twice on the same day. The live show…

Book Matters

I haven’t written much about books recently so I thought I’d round-up a couple of SF novels I’ve completed in the last few weeks. First up is Iain M Banks’ ‘Matter’. In common with much of Banks’ recent output ‘Matter’ is a joy to read. The author has tremendous fun with his characters throughout in…