Pink Floyd to reform

June 13th, 2005

According to the BBC, Pink Floyd are to reunite their classic lineup of Roger Waters, Nick Mason, David Gilmore and Rick Wright. They’ll reform for the live8 show in Hyde Park next month. This is great news and I’m now kicking myself that I didn’t txt for a ticket. Pink Floyd were one of my […]

Rebuilding Deathbru: part one

November 30th, 2004

Last night’s listening to Deathbru session proved to be rather interesting. Having not listened to much of the material recorded back in 1999 in the last five years I was able to re-evaluate the songs with fresh ears. Amazingly, it wasn’t as much of a painful experience as I’d expected. The endless bounce-downs of 4-track […]

New Deathbru 4 U

November 29th, 2004

A drunken conversation over a tasty curry last Friday has spurred me onto thinking about recording some new material for my band. For the last five years Deathbru has been neatly folded away as I’ve been doing proper adult things like buying a house, preparing for marriage and dealing with life in general. Harry Deans, […]

John Peel (1939-2004) RIP

October 26th, 2004

A inspiring icon dies. The music world is a lonelier place. You will be missed.

Of Roses I am green

October 19th, 2004

I’m massively envious of those lucky mancs who witnessed Ian Brown play a load of classic Stone Roses numbers in his recent set in his hometown. NME reports that not only did he resurrect roses b-sides like ‘Where Angels play’, moreover he also invited ex-bassist Mani on stage for a manly hug and Oasis’ Noel […]

Solarized – Ian Brown

September 20th, 2004

In just seven years Ian Brown has managed to double the output he managed to release under the Stone Roses banner in ten. Granted none of his solo offerings have been as easily accessible and ‘poppy’ as his former band but he has nevertheless produced four musically unique and diverse long-players as well as a […]

A great year for Indie – Mercury Music Award 2004

July 21st, 2004

The Mercury Music prize nominations reveal a great selection of albums from the last year. Most are already in my collection and it’d be hard to choose beween things like Dear Catastrophe Waitress and Franz Ferdinand to be honest. The obligatory Mercury Music sampler CD will be a pretty enjoyable listen this year! This year’s […]

The Jupiter Few

June 25th, 2004

If you like your music tinged with kaleidocopic late-60s UK psychedelia then be sure to check out Southampton-based band The Jupiter Few. Their BBC hosted web-page has full length audio streams of two of their tracks. Particularly interesting is the Astronomy-Domine influenced Jugglers and Clowns. That’s not to say that they’re totally floyd-esque. Far from […]

Nick Mason ~ Inside Out – A Personal History of Pink Floyd

June 23rd, 2004

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is writing a book called Inside Out – A Personal History of Pink Floyd on his time with the band. He’s the only member of the band who kept cuttings, set lists and is largely credited as the bands ‘official biographer’. However, he’s only just got around to pulling all […]

CDs to obtain

May 21st, 2004

New/Recent The deleted items have been obtained. Reviews will follow eventually. Delays – Faded seaside glamour Divine Comedy – Absent friends Charlatans – Up at the lake Morrissey – You are the quarry The Streets – A Grand don’t come for free Various – Kill Bill Vol.2 Various Superbad