Love You Better or Why losing The Maccabees is a massive blow to the music scene and to me, Paul Schiernecker. When I was seventeen, indie was king. I can remember working a Sunday morning in Sainsburys at Rayleigh Weir, feeling like absolute shit because I was fronting up Babybels on three hours sleep. The […]
Last night I got to see The Last Shadow Puppets at the Ally Pally. Here’s a wee cover of one of my favourites of theirs… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu5kzqrVVBA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nciDboFTKRc If you’re not familiar with Father John Misty then you should be, this is Chateau Lobby from I Love You, Honeybear.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtX5_ROX_jE When I was a kid we used to go on holidays that involved dangerously long road trips through Europe. One of the best things about them was being able to listen to a league of incredible music that my parents chose to expose us to. The best of this mix was David Bowie’s Hunky […]
Dear David Robert Jones, The Man Who Sold The World, The Man Who Stole My Heart, The artist, the musician, the icon, the hero, the mime, the alien, the heathen, I didn’t know you. I would like to think I did but how well can two people who never knew each other know each other? […]
…and with a day to spare in Manchester I found myself setting out on another of my little musical pilgrimages. I once visited Paris to visit Jim Morrison’s grave. I took freelance jobs in Liverpool and London so I could chase the ghost of The Beatles around their hometown and their Studio 2. This time […]
In the summer of 2006 I was in my friend’s car. It was the kind of warm that in retrospect you can never recall surviving through. He put on an album that he told me I was wrong. It opened a door that it was impossible to close. That album was I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning […]