1. 22 May 1987 Town Hall, Cheltenham 2. 7 Mar 1988 Hummingbird, Bristol 3. ? Sep / Oct 1988 Sadler’s Wells, London 4. 2 March 1990 Anson Rooms, Bristol 5. 26 Aug 1990 Reading Festival 6. 6 Dec 1991 Anson Rooms, Bristol 7. 19 May 1993 Victoria Rooms, Bristol 8. […]Read More All the Fall gigs I have been to, and ever will:
Blimey, I haven’t updated this blog for over 2 years! That’s because since January 2016 I have been busy on my next novel, The Man From Yesterday, another entry in the Lethbridge-Stewart series for Candy Jar Books. It should be out sometime in the new year. 2017 saw me take some (admittedly small) steps into […]Read More Mr Rock’n’Roll
Last week I attended 3 Fall gigs in a row. It was an amazing experience, and interesting to see a band on consecutive nights. I posted the following reviews on The Fall Forum, but thought I’d share them with a wider audience. So here goes: Cardiff Globe, Wednesday 22 May Setlist: Victrola Time Strychnine Jetplane […]Read More Following The Fall
Yes I know it’s been out for ages… I have a bit of a backlog of records reviews. Cobblers to a 2012 round-up, that’s ancient history now! Anyway, the new My Bloody Valentine album. Remember that? February this year. Seems like aaages ago… Short review: Not as good as Loveless, but if you like the […]Read More My Bloody Valentine: m b v
Better late than never… Wire, Red Barked Tree was reviewed here. I said: “Beautiful and interesting and a bit weird. It’s also quite mellow – apart from the industrial thrash of 2 Minutes, and even that seems rather polite.” PJ Harvey, Let England Shake This may have won awards and plaudits galore but it pales in […]Read More 2011 Album Round-Up
Less polished and more mental than Your Future Our Clutter, this is also much more fun. It begins with Cosmos 7, a mad rush of a track with everything happening at once before the song almost falls over its own ascending riff. A storming opener! Taking Off follows, a wonderful melodic thing which sounds (rather […]Read More The Fall: Ersatz G.B.
Whatever format of this you end up with – download, CD, “newspaper album” (whatever the hell that is) – is largely irrelevant. The way we buy and listen to music is changing – but the music itself remains the whole point. Without it there would be no download, no product, no MP3 or CD or […]Read More Radiohead: The King of Limbs