Doing The Right Thing – Arab Strap live

Arab Strap – Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline – Friday 3rd September 2021 It’s a stark fact of the pandemic that one of the riskiest things I can think of doing at the moment is going to see a live show indoors. Which certainly raised a big question about my original intention to go to see Arab…

Manic Pop Thrill Listening Party – Tonight!

The listening party for That Petrol Emotion‘s debut LP ‘Manic Pop Thrill’ is finally upon us and takes place this evening (Sunday 19th). It’s a 19:50 BST for 20:00 event – there will be a welcome and (virtual) snacks and drinks available before we all simultaneously drop the needle on the record (or press play)…

Archive: Century 21 Boys – TV21 interview (June 2001)

It’s just over 40 years since TV21 released their debut single ‘Playing With Fire’ / ‘Shattered By It All’ on their own Powbeat label. Had I been slightly better organised I’d have marked this anniversary by publishing this piece on the release date in April but, hey, better late than never. TV21 were the first…

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.