Life Under Lockdown #18 – Becca Murray (Gold Furs/The Raptors)

Becca Murray is probably most familiar to readers of Manic Pop Thrills blog as a member of the excellent due, The Creeping Ivies, who released two fabulous albums, Stay Wild and Ghostworld along with a handful of singles and E.P.’s. All of which come highly recommended and are still guaranteed to blow the cobwebs out…

Life Under Lockdown #17 – Mike Kane (Vex)

I’ve known Mike Kane for a long time (and probably known about him for even longer) (writes Andy Wood). Mike plays and performs as VEX, both solo and in ever-changing collaborations involving a wide range of people including myself – I was never invited back – and previously was a member of Aaga, The Wilderness…

Life Under Lockdown #16 – Simon Cuthbert-Kerr (Wozniak)

Wozniak have been a consistently productive and excellent act since I was fortunate to catch their debut show at Sneaky Pete’s opening for Edinburgh School for the Deaf what feels like aeons ago (it was actually only 7 years ago). Two albums and a number of EPs later and the Edinburgh four piece continue to…

Song of the Week #17 (2020) – Bob Mould

Holy crap – a song for our times. Bob’s pulling no punches this time. “You’re one of us. Or one of them.” And “Wake up every day to see a nation in flames”. Indeed. New LP in September.