Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

We seem to have posted a lot of tunes this week with three Nickel In The Jukebox round ups and here are twelve more – all newly minted this week. From the return of the Stone Roses to the gothic blues of Adia Victoria and the indie rock of Catfish & The Bottlemen and taking in songs about Bob Dylan, God and a cover of the … Continue reading Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Round Up Time

Once again it is time to hurl in the lifesaving post of a Round Up, thrown boldly into the rising tide of cracking new tunes that are lapping against the very top of our inbox. Ten bands, thirteen tracks…dip in! . First up is the raw, take-no-prisoners rock’n’roll of Scary People’s tracks Crush The Bug and Chicago – pure, unadulterated foot-stomping noise. . Slow Club release their much … Continue reading Round Up Time

No Direction Home Festival: A Review

No Direction Home Festival  ||  Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire  ||  8-10 June 2012 The omens were not good for the inaugural No Direction Home music festival, setting out in heavy rain that only got heavier as the traffic got slower the further north I went. However, despite the slate grey skies and constant brake lights of the M1, a journey of over 5 hours was rewarded … Continue reading No Direction Home Festival: A Review

No Direction Home Festival: Free Mix

As you read this I will probably still be speeding northwards through the torrential rain on the M1 heading for Sherwood Forest and the inaugural No Direction Home music festival. Having spent the last two years happily enjoying the fantastic End of the Road festival, my plans were scuppered for a hat-trick by a sneaky move in dates making it clash with our first overseas … Continue reading No Direction Home Festival: Free Mix

MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 7 Scottish Kate

Scottish Kate is a great friend of this blog and has often offered her (sometimes pithy) opinions on the world of music – and very good taste she has too. She also runs the always excellent (sometimes pithy), and often provocative blog A Burdz Eye View for all things Scottish (of course), political and musical. Here are her aural selections for 2011. The Burd’s Best … Continue reading MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 7 Scottish Kate

MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 3 Starbar & JaMS

Our third top ten contributions come from Starbar and JaMS who job share in the office. This is JaMS first entry in to the guest top ten spots, but first up is Starbie… 10. Laura Marling – I Was Just A Card 9. Slow Club – If we’re Still Alive a 8. The Decemberists – This Is Why we Fight 7. Lana Del Ray – … Continue reading MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 3 Starbar & JaMS