#timstwitterlisteningparties Listening together – and apart. The special rediscovery of classic albums and the power of music to bring people together.

Deputy Editor Iain Dalgleish looks at communal listening, then and now, as Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties steal the headlines and hog the social media trending during COVID-19 lockdown. So much changed, within a generation. My teens were spent poring over every word in the music press, watching triumphantly as the occasional band I loved managed Continue Reading

GUEST FEATURE: Craig Gray reflects on his lifelong journey with Pearl Jam culminating with their new album ‘Gigaton’

Sometimes the best people to write about a band or an album are not the journalists- the ones that receive the advance download link far ahead of the real fans, the ones that idly click on the link because they ‘may as well’ in case it drums them up to write a 1000 words to Continue Reading

RETROSPECTIVE: Adorable, Bush Hall, London. 1st November 2019. Better to Fade In than Fade Away: Lost guitar greats briefly return for a fleeting night of celebration.

“We never did get to set the world alight, but we got as far as striking the match.” – Pete Fijalkowski, Adorable. With hindsight, what an absolute mindfuck it must have been for anyone lucky enough to kick around on the roster of the legendary Creation Records in the early 1990s. Forget how things turned Continue Reading

Linkin Park Rarities; A Celebration Of The Work Of Chester Bennington 2 Years On From His Passing.

In the nearly 2 decades that Chester Bennington was frontman of Linkin Park a lot of music got made but much of it never made it onto an official album release. Instead, a great majority were released on yearly discs for the Linkin Park fan club, known as the LP Underground. To celebrate the life Continue Reading

COUNTDOWN: 14 Of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s Greatest Tracks, 14 Days Before The Release Of Their 14th Album

In exactly 14 days time, the unpredictable and explosive King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard will release Fishing For Fishies, their 14th record to date, since their 2012 debut LP, 12 Bar Bruise. Fourteen records in seven years might sound incomprehensible, but then so does putting out five albums over the course of one single Continue Reading

PREVIEW: The Relaunch of BBC 6 Music’s Day Time Programme Schedule.

L-R: Shaun Keaveny, Steve Lamacq, Mary Anne Hobbs, Lauren Laverne  Tomorrow is a monumental day for British radio, women in the media and in particular BBC Radio 6 Music who launch their new scheduling. With 3 male and 2 female presenters over 5 programmes at the helm Monday to Friday between 5am- 7pm we at Continue Reading

GIG PREVIEW: Thee MVPs, Hanya, Set in Stone- Anvil, Bournemouth 26th of November 2018

When you think of The Anvil you think of the South coast’s premier rock and metal bar/venue and when you think of We Broke Free you think of Dorset premier indie promoters; could there be any better combination to bring indie punks Thee MVPs to Bournemouth? Earlier this month we were blessed by this pair Continue Reading

PREVIEW: Cider Fury Hits The Cellar Bar with Imprints- 17th of November.

When you think of the hidden entertainment gems in Bournemouth inevitably you talk of Chaplin’s/Cellar Bar; if you haven’t been before I hope this article convinces you. The upstairs is delicately decorated restaurant and bar dedicated to the legendary silent movie hero, then walking through you are led to the award-winning beer garden and then Continue Reading

PREVIEW: We Broke Free Present Your New Favourite Bands Her’s, Pizzagirl and -You This Friday at Anvil.

It’s not often that you can see 2 bands getting Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 air time for £6, well this Friday that’s exactly what the team at We Broke Free are hosting with your future favourite bands Her’s, Pizzagirl and local newcomers -You. On Wednesday Her’s play their sold-out London Moth Club show Continue Reading