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Steve Hackett – Regent Theatre, Ipswich

It’s still exciting to get a real ticket at a gig, even if it says “Unknown Customer” My 8th Hackett read more

October 4th, 2022 Posted in Gigs

Whatever happened to …?

I was looking at a 2006 incarnation of this blog which had a few links in the sidebar called “other read more

October 4th, 2022 Posted in Blog

Vero – Heather

I have been listening to a lot of female-fronted (not a genre) indie pop lately, but I’m just rediscovering/revisiting Vero’s read more

October 3rd, 2022 Posted in Blog

Thousand Yard Stare – Espirit du Corps

I’ve recently started to follow nothingelseon on Twitter. It’s fascinating as he’s currently putting up every NME and Melody Maker read more

September 23rd, 2022 Posted in Blog

Adwaith – Eto (live at Maes B)

Adwaith’s Bato Mato album is one of my favourites of the year, and Eto (Again) is one of the standout read more

September 22nd, 2022 Posted in Blog

Jesus Jones: master criminals

Why does Jesus Jones tweeting about how to perfectly defraud hotel minibars fill me with such joy?

September 19th, 2022 Posted in Blog

Snow Coats – Anyway

A band from the Netherlands who have just released their second album, “If It Wasn’t Me, I Would’ve Called It read more

September 18th, 2022 Posted in Blog

Salad – Plank

Sometimes you just have to post a song because you’d forgotten how good it is. The CD single this is read more

September 15th, 2022 Posted in Blog

Sink – Drainpipe Jane

I used to voraciously consume the music press every week from the late 80s to the mid 2000s, my knowledge read more

September 6th, 2022 Posted in Blog

Looks legit

Spam emails have been pretty dumb for years. It’s not necessarily accidental – the idea is that if you reply read more

September 6th, 2022 Posted in Blog