Yesterday’s Favourite: A Personal Tribute. Mark Hollis 1955-2019

“Silence is the most important thing you have. One note is better than two. Spirit is everything, and technique, although it has a degree of importance, is always secondary.” – Mark Hollis, 1991.  It almost skitters into life. That big, bouncing, driving bassline. The two synth lines, calling to each other, birdsong, nature in widescreen. Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Sean McGowan with support from Brand New Friend and Kitty Stewart at Anvil, Bournemouth 3.3.2019. Southampton’s Saint For More Than His Music Brought His Homecoming Show to Bournemouth.

Anvil is named ‘Anvil Rockbar’ but it’s styling is much more metal/biker which isn’t quite suited to the musical output of Sean Mcgowan, but with Sean’s folk-rock with a tinge of punk and general man of the people personality the atmosphere was the perfect venue for the Southampton boy done good. ‘Kitty played a set Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Art Brut with support from Heroes Of The Modern World at The Joiners, Southampton. 2.3.2019. Art Brut Are Not Back To Their Hey Day, This Is Their Second Coming!

With a 7-year hiatus due to personal issues in Eddie Argos’ life we knew this homecoming gig would be important but no one in the room realised just how important this would be. Art Brut are back and they sound better than when they were being touted around as indie’s next big thing! ‘The audience Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: Penelope Isles; As a Recent Signing To The Legendary Bella Union We Decided We Had To Chat to Jack Wolter From The Band.

Fresh from signing with record label Bella Union and dropping 2 live sessions Chlorine and Gnarbone we had to chat to Penelope Isles to hear all about their exciting plans, here’s what Jack Wolter had to say to us. Hi, how are you? Congratulations on signing to Bella Union recently, as a young band it Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets stake their claim on the UK and with the experience they bring they will not be going away! With support from The Mysterines at The Green Door Store, Brighton 26.02.2019.

With two faultless albums, live shows that come with unanimous approval and adding new BBC faves The Mysterines in support, it is with little surprise that Psychedelic Porn Crumpets’ first gig in The People’s Republic of Brighton is sold out; The Porn Crumpets are a band made for this city. Earlier in the day The Continue Reading