Curse V

'Eighties!' Some of my favourite music comes from this decade – Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Rush, Cardiacs amongst many plus my absolute favourites -Talk Talk's 'The Colour Of Spring' and 'Spirit Of Eden'. But if I had to pick one favourite song of the 80s, I think it would have to be 'Adorations' by Killing... Continue Reading →

Curse IV

One of the musical features of this year has been the lockdown video. Been tons of great ones and here are three that spring to my mind today. Scottish songwriter/composer C Duncan was one of my favourite discoveries last year although he was already on his third album Health by then. He produces beautifully rich... Continue Reading →

Curse III

An unashamed spooky post written on November 1st because for some of us, it is Halloween all year round. One of my favourite recommendations is the Trunk record label, a treasure trove for seekers of esoteric nostalgia. Get on Johnny Trunk's mailing list and you get a 50p per album download offer ever Friday. This is... Continue Reading →

Girlfriend – The Silverbeets (Single Review)

After what can best be described as a psychedelic life-coaching style introduction, possible one being broadcast from a basement in Haight-Ashbury in 1968, The Silverbeets get on with the job at hand. And if the job at hand is to write paisley-patterned, hippy-haze, retro-infused pop then it is a job which they are well suited to. Girlfriend... Continue Reading →

Curse II

I had a dream about Steve Hackett the other night. Not the stage fright one about being on stage with Genesis and not being able to remember the chords to Return of the Giant Hogweed. No, this one was about going to a book signing type thing.... or in this case, I seemed to have... Continue Reading →

Curse I

Fanfare! Who would have thought it?? There is actually a new Sanguine Hum album A Trace of Memory due for release in November 2020 on Bad Elephant. This album has it's roots in some abandoned summer 2018 sessions that were resurrected when unforseen available time became available during the pandemic. Beautifully composed and executed, sample... Continue Reading →

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