Life Under Lockdown #14 – Jill Lorean

Since the demise of Sparrow & The Workshop, Jill O’Sullivan seems to have been busy, busy, busy on a variety of projects, always in collaboration with a wide range of different musicians. Her highest profile was probably the BDY_PRTS duo with Jennie Reeve which produced an excellent modern pop LP and an all too short…

Song of the Week #16 – Good Dog

Good Dog is the performing name of musician/producer Suse Bear of Tuff Love. Whilst it’s not clear if Tuff Love are still a thing, Suse has just released ‘Creature’ a collection of songs that she wrote and recorded in her twenties (on Lost Map). The record is principally a download album but there are a…

Life Under Lockdown #12 – Scott McKinlay (STOOR)

 I say this all the time but STOOR are probably still the best band you’ve never heard (I concur – MPT). Then again, if you are taking the time to read this then you probably have heard and loved them and I’m preaching to the converted. Still, if you are just following the series and…

Life Under Lockdown #11 – Elizabeth Nelson (The Paranoid Style)

After a series of excellent E.P.s and a cracking debut album ‘Rolling Disclosure’, the Paranoid Style delivered that difficult second album ‘A Goddamn Impossible Way of Life’ last year. Well, I say difficult but Elizabeth Nelson and co make this rock’n’roll lark seem effortless and AGIWOL was another exhilarating blast of garage rock – the…

Life Under Lockdown #10 – Lloyd James Fay

Lloyd James Fay is the former front man of Thula Borah now striking out under his own name after the band’s demise last year. The first fruits of Lloyd’s post-Borah work are a new E.P. ‘Fake Depth’ recorded last year with producer Andy Miller. Whilst Lloyd’s previous solo album ‘The Black River Chronicles’ was a…