July 1, 2019

It used to be the place where musical tastes clashed, where two tribes went to war. In 1964 The Mods (into bands like The Who and Small Faces whose music was rooted in blues) and The Rockers (into artists like Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent who played 1950s rock and ro...

March 9, 2019

It's easy to judge a book by its cover or band by its appearance. On the face of it, Calva Louise are just another 3 piece grunge-punk pop band which in itself is nothing remarkable. But what you see is not what you get; they're an intelligent, female fronted band wit...

February 9, 2019

I remember it well. It was 1982 and I was in my mate’s bedroom listening to records. He was particularly excited about a band he had discovered called Modern English and their single ‘I Melt With You.’ He must have played it a dozen times in a row and we both wallowed...

December 16, 2018

Throughout the web of modern music one golden thread is always to be seen and heard; the electric guitar. The ‘guitar’ or something like it has been around for thousands of years but it wasn’t until the 1930s that the first electric guitar was invented and used by jazz...

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