Another edition of the lock down retro series, this time it’s back to 2011 for Metronomy’s peerless update of classic British pop, The English Riviera.
The retro series continues with The Pet Shop Boys essays about love and capitalism, Actually.
The retro series continues with an album which looking back it seemed I hated to love…
Released 12th February 1996. Review originally published 30th December 2012. Just as with punk, looking back at Britpop with years … More
It’s a cliche but it’s true: the history of Britpop was written by the winners, a bunch of ambitious souls … More
Released in 1994 Bark Psychosis’ debut Hex was such a cathartic work that erstwhile critic Simon Reynolds coined the phrase … More
“They made music that they once described as “Immersive soup”, but here the tone is more about the abstract, far out places of experimentation which echo the krautrock, free jazz and psychedelic nuances which became their later avatars.”
June, 1998. A friend of mine has leant me two albums; one is Adam F’s Colours, a more than palatable … More
Like all good urban legends, the tale of how Clifford Joseph Price, formerly of Walsall and then London via Miami … More
Released 12th September 1995. An upfront, bastard child of rave, Jungle had until 1993 remained firmly underground, it’s shredding bass … More