The Twenty Best Things We Heard, Saw, And Discovered At The Green Man Festival

Our first visit to the brilliant Green Man Festival. Here are the twenty best things we heard, saw and discovered over the weekend. 1. The Parquet Courts live up to the hype Like the Ramones on speed, the four-piece transcended all the hype with the set of the weekend – a thrilling, occasionally ramshackle, breakneck excursion into punk, slacker pop and moshpit heaven, and in … Continue reading The Twenty Best Things We Heard, Saw, And Discovered At The Green Man Festival

The Return Of Fanfarlo

Fanfarlo’s debut album, the folk tinged, literate indie pop of Reservoir was one of the success stories of 2009, seemingly coming out of nowhere to generate a lot of buzz and deserved critical acclaim. At times it seemed The Walls Are Coming Down was on repeat play on BBC 6 Music. Two years later, and to the news that the band have now finished recording their … Continue reading The Return Of Fanfarlo

Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday

Other than our darling daughter’s birthday, a fair smattering of fireworks, and shorter autumnal days, the eleventh month signifies the fine tuning of the MM top ten for the year. I’m already playing and re-playing favourite tracks and wondering where and what will be the common songs in each lovingly crafted submission. Sometimes there’s even a late surprise which creeps in when no-one was expecting … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday