May 13, 2019

When the three founders of Jambinai decided to, “communicate with the ordinary person who doesn't listen to Korean traditional music,” few outsiders anticipated an extra-ordinary fusion with metal, post-rock and noise. “Most people expect Asian traditional music to mak...

April 21, 2019

One of the things I seem to hear most when I'm shooting the breeze with friends about all things musical is that "there isn't any good new music coming out today" and that "all the best music has already been made". I suppose that people have been saying things like th...

April 18, 2019

For some people of a certain age there's nothing finer than the sound and memory of Mott the Hoople blasting their way through 'All The Young Dudes' playing on a jukebox in a sweaty pub on a Friday night. It is enough to stir the soul and recall long past times when th...

April 3, 2019

'Venom & Faith' is the title of Larkin Poe's new album and represents the Atlanta duo diving even deeper into the swampy blues that has marked their work over the last five years, following their left turn away from the sweet country styling of their 'Spring, Summer, F...

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...

December 21, 2018

In the film version of Joseph Hellers classic novel 'Catch 22', the central character, Yossarian, is mistakenly given a medal by his commanding officer for his brave military service. It's an honour he doesn't want so he opts to receive this unwanted award whilst stand...

November 18, 2018

Billinge, in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens (Merseyside) doesn't rank highly in the history of American blues, but for John Fairhurst it was the birthplace and the cradle of his blues experience. Here John was exposed to the music of Jimi Hendrix, Sleepy John Es...

October 27, 2018

Way back in the 50's, when rock n roll blasted out of the American gutters, it was rebel music, it was music that the establishment, parents and "old people", hated. It was music that was denounced by politicians and priests as ungodly, it was "the devil's music" and i...

October 11, 2018

It was well known Rock Critic, political philosopher and revolutionary leader Leo Tolstoy who pointed out that "all happy families are the same, unhappy families are unhappy in uniquely different ways". I'm sure that lead guitar Kink Dave Davies had this very thought i...

August 4, 2018

Is there any living musician who provokes more controversy than Bob Dylan? He's been putting out records now for half a century and from being originally deemed "Hammond's folly" when John Hammond signed his first recording contract through to the shouts of "Judas" whe...

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