Track Review – Iceage “The Lord’s Favourite”

Danish post-punk band Iceage have been around since 2008, releasing their first studio album in 2011. However, the new sound of Iceage has altered hugely since the clutter that was their 2013 album “You’re Nothing”, the first single from the album, Ecstacy, was particularly painful, Wounded Hearts wasn’t much better. But, strangely, a bit of country influence has…

John Peel, 1939-2004.

This weekend marks 10 years since one of radio’s best ever DJ’s passed away. John Peel is best-known for his ‘Peel Sessions’ that pretty much dominated early radio broadcasting. He is described as a “maverick” and the go-to man for aspiring bands to send demo tapes to – one of those aspiring bands being The…

Live Review – Jake Bugg (Liverpool Echo Arena 18/10/14)

How to silence critics in just over 90 minutes. The morbid on stage presence of Jake Bugg has been previously well-debated, and having seen him once last year I couldn’t help but identify with those who felt there was a lack of energy in his performances. Last night in the Echo Arena, however, he proved…

The Third Coming – More rumours of a new album by The Stone Roses

Yep, it’s doing the rounds again. The rumour that began after the announcement of Heaton Park in 2012 which has been put out and relit time again ever since, a third album by arguably Manchester’s greatest ever band. As a younger fan of the band, introduced to them by my Dad and his generation, it…

Track Review – The Sherlocks “Live For The Moment”

“THINGS HAVE GONE INSANE!!!!!!!!!!” reads @TheSherlocksUK’s Twitter feed, and they have. The Sheffield band consisting of two pairs of brothers have seemingly gone from nothing to being the talk of music fans everywhere in the space of a few days at the start of what could be an X-Factor style fairytale, without the help of Mr…

News – Noel Gallagher reveals date for new NGHFB album

It’s been well documented that Noel Gallagher has been in the studio recording, and rumours materialised today as he announced his second solo album. “Chasing Yesterday” will be released on March 2nd 2015 and the first single from the album “In The Heat Of The Moment” will be released on November 17th. Here it is…

Album Review – Johnny Marr “Playland”

Arguably one of the most talented musicians ever lived, Johnny Marr plays the role of the easy going, evergreen rock star. What is often looked past is the fact Marr spent 25 years behind the name of other bands, including The Cribs. Only taking the spotlight last year with his debut solo album, it’s been followed up…

Album Review – Jamie T “Carry On The Grudge”

It has been over 4 years since Wimbledon-born Jamie Treays’ last outing, and its been even longer since he burst onto the scene with his debut album, featuring hit “Sheila.” It would have been fair to be apprehensive about Jamie T’s return, and many called for a change in style from the spit of the London…