Come Alive – The Phantom Band videos

Got a job application to finish before I can finish the Mitchell Museum live review but to get me through the former I made up a 15 tracks Phantom Band playlist. These songs are on the playlist: What a band. Hopefully the odd hint of a reunion turn into something concrete, before too long. Finally…

When We Were Young – Ben Vendetta book reviews

When we were young Nobody died And nobody got older They toughest kid in the street Could always be bought over And the first time that you loved You had all your love to give At least that’s what you said. Whipping Boy, ‘When We Were Young’ Looking back on Whipping Boy’s landmark second album…

I Can’t Tell You – The Bellybuttons E.P. preview

The Bellybuttons are a fairly new band to me (writes Andy Wood). Based in Glasgow, the quartet have been together since 2012 but only came to my attention through their superb 5 song E.P. ‘Nostalgia Factory’. Released in June 2016 on the legendary Fuzzkill Records label on cassette and as a digital download, the songs…

Wozniak English tour dates

  Been neglecting this place a lot recently but frankly I haven’t had the energy to do much at all and blogging hasn’t featured on the ‘To Do list’. So here’s a newsy thing to tide me over. One of the big regrets of the recent frantic weeks was missing the Wozniak album show at the…

Make A Run For It – 2015 Album of the Year Revisited

Not much time for blogging at the moment, so let’s make this a good song at least. I spent the tail end of 2015 agonising over my choice for album of the year. It was a toss-up between Low ‘Ones and Sixes’ and the Chills’ ‘Silver Bullets’ and, in the end, I plumped for the…