Interrobang? Interrobang? All the madmen It’s funny how certain things stick with you through life and the passage of time illuminates rather than dims them. I remember my first letter from Chumbawamba. I had sent away for a 7”, which meant going to the bother of exchanging money for sterling in my post office, soaping … Continue reading What’s this Interrobang?
Play of the day Trouble pilgrims Dark shadows and rust A theramin blues filled early punk explosion spitting out a view of the country that can only be seen by experienced eyes. Maybe this is the radiators third album, it is the majority of the band but they are not for turning back they are … Continue reading Play of the Day: Trouble Pilgrims – dark shadows and rust
Girl Ray earl Grey Moshi moshi records I’m partial to a pop tune. Pop in the terms of Sarah records and belle and sebastien. Girl ray is a band not too distant from that ilk. Some pj Harvey thrown in. Lovely vocals, haunting and melancholic at times but in a word. Beautiful, if a bit … Continue reading Play of the day: Girl Rey – Earl Grey
Booji boys Booji boys Drunken sailor A second album has been released since this debut hit the shelves (or envelopes) 12 months ago. It’s a lofi speeded up ball of energy. Full of excitement and movement. It’s took me a year to buy it but certainly won’t be that long for me to get my … Continue reading Play of the day: Booji Boys
Joe Solo Not on our watch Prolific up troubador joe Solo is back again. A new year means a new album and joe has no intention of resting. Along as one man is still in chains the fight will continue. Joe has a manifesto, a soundtrack to the We Shall Overcome movement which is slowly … Continue reading Play Of The Day: Joe Solo – Not on our watch
First base Not that bad Drunken sailor This is A perfect example of giving everything a Second chance. I don’t remember what I was doing the first time I put this on the turntable, probably searching for a book or through a dictionary for some other review I don’t remember where I was the first … Continue reading Play of the Day – First base: Not that bad
The Cowboys S/t Drunken sailor records Julian from Drunken sailor must have some garage. He seems to be able to pick out bands from it at ease. The cowboys are from Indiana and have a mix of sounds but most seem straight from the garage. There is a billy childish feel at times and while … Continue reading Play of the Day – The Cowboys
FUAL Veganic Wind Boss tuneage One really important part of history is to make sure it’s documented before its forgotten. Maybe that’s how the Bible came about. I’m sure there’s some manuscripts that purport to tell the stories it is telling. In 2,000 years there will be a whole chunk of history forgotten prior to … Continue reading Play of the day: FUAL – Veganic Wind
Cheap whine Cheap whine Drunken sailor 74 The mid to late 70s must have been such an exciting time for people growing up with an interest in music. Suddenly they could play in a band, all they needed was access to an instrument or a microphone if they felt brash enough. Cheap whine could have … Continue reading Cheap Whine anyone?
Jimi Cullen Revolution Jimicullenmusic A call to arms from Wexford troubadour Jimi Cullen. I’m always happy when people put words that mean something to music. And Jimi is happy to let his feeling be know. His is the sound of the risen people as they prepare for battle. I can across Jimi last year when … Continue reading Jimi Cullen calls for revolution