Song of the Week #37 (2018) – Bob Mould

Increased social media activity in the last couple of weeks suggested something was brewing in the Bob Mould camp and sure enough yesterday saw news of his next album and tour dates AND the first song from the record. In common with first releases from his new records in recent years, ‘Sunshine Rock’ is very…

2016 – L.P.s (1-10)

  Here’s the final 2016 countdown – my ten favourite albums of the year. 10. The Paranoid Style – Rolling Disclosure  After three superb E.P.s the Paranoid Style finally got round to releasing their debut long player. Well, when I say long player, it was a pretty short blast of an album – 10 tracks…

2016 – Top 20 Singles

For some reason I seem to have got a lot more singles, in one form or another, than normal this year. I’ll concede that the definition of ‘single’ is more flexible than in the days of 7″s and albums but think the following list makes a pretty diverse (and great) playlist for 2016. Often I’m…

2016 – Live

Hell – that was some year for gigs. And there were a good few that I managed to miss for one reason or another. Live band of the year? A tough one but it’s difficult to look past the Triffids and Friends even, if like last year, it’s on the basis of just the one…

Can’t Live Without It – Bob Mould video

To buy me a little time to make sure that my Phantom Band review pays the record appropriate respects, but also to mark the arrival of the new LP ‘Beauty & Ruin’ (and t-shirt) in the post today, above is the video for Bob Mould’s ‘I Don’t Know You Anymore’ from the new album.

Review of 2013 – Live

I don’t think this year there was one live band that stood out for me in the way that Book Group did last year but the best live bands can certainly be fund in amongst the list of the best performances I saw below in 2013, in reverse chronological order: De Rosa – Portobello Town…