This is a very different April 1st from the one I’d expected to be waking up to even a couple of weeks ago. Since the beginning of the year, I’d had a Big Plan in place: Spring 2020 was going to be all about my writing. I’d booked a three month break from my job,… Read More Blogging through the storm
A sweltering night of shouting along to Manics rarities whilst squeezed between racks of CDs.
My first Lounge Kittens gig, and also, my last. Timing has never been my strong point.
A gig that provided conclusive proof that God is indeed a dancer. In fact, she’s a singer too, and her name is Mabel.
The initial comments on the new video for Noel Gallagher’s “Blue Moon Rising” were very telling. Uninspired. Sell out. Can’t believe this is the same man who wrote <insert Any Oasis Tune here>. Noel has committed the crime of making music that Doesn’t Sound Like Oasis, and to some middle aged blokes wishing to relive… Read More Single reviews: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, “Blue Moon Rising” / Liam Gallagher, “Once”
A rousing, fun, singalong celebration of everything we love about the Manics.
Quite simply, one of the best gigs of my life.
A storming and astonishing gig from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
A weird and wonderful, majestic and emotional gig from Björk.
My first ever gig from the fabulous Dandys, who would go on to become a massive part of my 2003 gigging life.