May 2014

Tracks Nick Drake – Pink Moon Share It seems appropriate to close off a month of tracks by those who have fallen by the wayside with perhaps the ultimate lost artist, someone about whom it was … >>
Tracks Pixies – Here Comes Your Man Share No Kim no deal, 1/10, 2/10, trampling all over their legacy: if you're even vaguely a fan of the Pixies you'll be familiar with the kind of spoiled stuck-up … >>
Tracks James – Government Walls Share At a time when most people were discovering James through "Sit Down", I was not the exception to the rule. There they were, Easter holidays 1991, on Top of … >>
Tracks The Charlatans – The Only One I Know Share The Charlatans (or Charlatans UK if you’re reading this in the United States) are one of indie rock’s great survival stories. Formed in the late 80s, they started out … >>
Tracks The Bluetones – If… Share I’m sorry, Bluetones, I really am. From barely controlled excitement at best ever debut album by a British band in my lifetime Expecting to Fly via a confused relationship … >>
Tracks The Dandy Warhols – Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth Share What is it with advertisers and their ability to take a perfectly decent song and ram it down your earholes continually for months, years on end, until you get … >>
Tracks Lambchop – Up With People Share We all have songs that we can relate to very specific events, moods or people. Who among us can think of D:Ream without being reminded of the optimism of … >>
Tracks The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored Share As word gets round that The Stone Roses are to split again, it takes me back to when The Stone Roses was regularly topping bestest album of all time … >>
Tracks The Cure – High Share First thing to say about The Cure: I’m not really a fan. I know. This is at the very least somewhat surprising, and in some quarters would be considered … >>
News Empathy Test sign record deal, new EP on the way… Share As a huge fan of Empathy Test's debut EP Losing Touch, released in February this year, I was pretty excited to hear the news this week that the duo … >>
News Free Download: Public Service Broadcasting – Elfstedentocht Parts 1 & 2 Share Although I didn't get round to writing a full review of it, Inform - Educate - Entertain was this writer's album of the year for 2013, and Public Service … >>
News Free download: Kramies – “The Folklore Sessions” Share Dutch-American singer and song-writer Kramies has already released two hypnotic dream pop EPs for the Hidden Shoals label; now he's taken tracks from both The European and The Wooden … >>