Grant Hart (1961-2017)

Given that the blog has been going for over 10 years it’s something of a surprise that, in that time, I’ve not had to document the loss of one of my musical heroes. Until today. A quick nip online with my morning cuppa brought the sad news that Grant Hart, best known for his time…

Song of the Week (1) – Tom Hickox

I must admit that this probably isn’t the sort of thing that I’d normally go for. But when you see someone new and they are a pleasant surprise, you can get a little invested. So it was with Tom Hickox when he supported Julian Cope earlier in the year at La Belle Angele.  On the…

We Need To Pick Our Fights – Spare Snare LP review

Spare Snare – Unicorn (Chute) Even though they’re into their third decade as a band, a new record from Spare Snare is always welcome. ‘Unicorn’, their 11th album (depending on how you’re counting – it may be more), seems to be the culmination of a renewed enthusiasm which has been building over the last couple…

Technical Difficulties – British Sea Power live

British Sea Power / Foreignfox – P.J. Molloy’s, Dunfermline – Thursday 31st August 2017 Prepping MPK2 for his first British Sea Power gig, I compiled a play list of some of the hits and some of the highlights from the last album on the way to the show. In terms of introducing him to the…