Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Neil Young – Campaigner (Live, acoustic) Ty Segall – Class War (The Dils cover) Beach House – Alien Public Service Broadcasting – White Star Liner The Growlers – Problems III Matthew E. White – No Future In Our Frontman Tiny Ruins – Olympic Girls Drug Church – Unlicensed Hall Monitor J Mascis – Web So Dense Keston Cobblers’ Club – Siren           … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Terry – Oh Helen The Dodos – Forum Colleen Green – Let Go Marissa Nadler – Blue Vapor Art Brut – Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out Tiny Ruins – How Much Dilly Dally – Sober Motel DeVotchKa – Angels Mitski – Two Slow Dancers                   Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

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

The Handsome Family: Live Review

The Handsome Family || Bullingdon Arms, Oxford || May 25th 2012 You never quite know what you’re going to get at a Handsome Family gig. The venue was an old familiar haunt, quite cataclysmically changed from yesteryear – and not in an altogether good way. (Though thankfully, the Back Room of the Bully now has air con, which on a sweltering Friday evening in May … Continue reading The Handsome Family: Live Review