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 →

The Minit – Fred Abong (single review)

There is a something both wonderful and scary about the way Fred Abong’s voice reaches out to the listener on his latest track, The Minit. It’s like someone leaning in to speak to you directly and comes across as both intimate and slightly unnerving, direct but uninvited and leaving you with the feeling that someone has... 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 →

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