Andrew Hung – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

I was only just writing about Andrew Hung and his new album, you can read about it here, here, or even here! Though I feel seeing as I’m feeling Hung, might as well carry on. Here are some words about his recent live show at the Soup Kitchen in Manchester.  Continue reading

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Andrew Hung – Realisationship

Andrew Hung
Realisationship 
Release Date: 6th October 2017
Lex Records 

From Babe Station to Fuck Buttons to The Greasy Strangler, Andrew Hung has certainly had some smutty sounding ventures. Realisationship is the latest, and if anything it will at least look clean on a CV. Yes, that’s the reason behind this.  Continue reading

EMA – Exile In The Outer Ring

EMA
Exile In The Outer Ring
Release Date: 25th August 2017
City Slang 

It was only a month ago that I saw EMA live, (you can read all about it here) so let’s not rehash month old thoughts. Exile In The Outer Ring is a concept album worth exploring as a complete whole in unto itself, not just mixed into a set list with past life hits. This is a story that needs to be told.  Continue reading

Beck – Colors

Beck
Colors

Release Date: 13th October 2017
Virgin EMI

Beck has spent a lot of time on Colors. After Sea Change Part 2, I mean Morning Phase, Beck put aside those monochrome shades of sadness for a little colour (add that u)! It was time for the return of quirky weirdo Beck, with his rapping, sound shifts and smart wordplay which range from talking about Dad’s break dancing underneath beds to a giant dildo crushing the sun. It was meant to arrive not long after Morning Phase, but here  a few years later, and it’s now night. You can’t even see those colours anymore.  Continue reading

Ariel Pink – Dedicated To Bobby Jameson

Ariel Pink
Dedicated To Bobby Jameson 

Release Date: 15th September 2017
Mexican Summer 

Just who is Bobby Jameson, and why is Ariel Pink’s latest release a dedicated to the man? I had to Google, for my music knowledge only reaches so far, and it turns out that I probably would never have come across this Bobby Jameson any other way. In the 60’s this musician was hyped up as the next big thing, but, alas, that never came to be. Instead he enjoyed a lifetime of obscurity and frustration until death. Perhaps Ariel Pink can relate? Whatever the case, this one’s for you Bobby Jameson.
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Brix & The Extricated – Part 2

Brix & The Extricated
Part 2
Release Date: 22nd September 2017
Blang

After The Fall, here is Part 2 of it all. Brix Smith was a long stay of the band, adding a contrast to the shouts of Mark E Smith, and it’s about time she went out with her own band to bring that flavour back. This is The Extricated, and if you missed part 1, it’s fine to jump on in here. Though you would be missing out on some pretty nifty musical treats if you were to skip that whole block of history… but I guess this could also act as a starting point, yeah everything before can be your prequel movie to The Fall and RIse. Continue reading

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers

Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Luciferian Towers 

Release Date: 22nd September 2017
Constellation 

What does the world sound like after its been sent to ruin? Godspeed You! Black Emperor have been giving us an idea for a while now, with Luciferian Towers being another hot take on a world of dilapidated buildings and nothing much more. And again, it’s yet another beautiful post apocalyptic warning. Good morning end of the world, good day to you my fellow rioter, and good night to all those who once hoped for a calmer more tranquil world. You have to find it through the music here.  Continue reading