March 28, 2019

‘For Brinsley’ is the latest single from Swimming Bell (Katie Schottland) taken from the upcoming album ‘Wild Sight’. It is inspired by a song called ‘Don’t Lose Your Grip on Love’ by English pub rock band, Brinsley Schwartz, a song Schottland had been listening a lot...

March 23, 2019

Back in Los Angeles in 1997, the veteran Polish composer Henryk Górecki was leading a rehearsal with the USC Symphony Orchestra of his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs. Amazingly, this rehearsal was recorded in full, and Górecki’s comments to the performers were later trans...

March 20, 2019

Do you think listening to music should be enjoyable? Do you prefer your music to be challenging? Do you think music can be both?

I listen to all sorts of music, but, at heart, I’m an unashamedly ‘3-minute pop song’ kind of guy. Give me a classic Holland-Dozier-Holland...

March 14, 2019

It's heartening to see musicians who clearly love what they do getting on in the world and even more so when they are well, kind of, local. Holy Moly and the Crackers are one such band. They are about to release their much anticipated third album, 'Take a Bite'.

The b...

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...

March 2, 2019

Imagine, if you will, that instead of a boring old Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, where cutting edge acts like Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and Dire Straits are welcomed as inductees after years of faithful service to perms, headbands and pursuing  (and often marrying) a super-mode...

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