Cheap trick or blues breaker?

In recent years ‘B-Side’ has become a dust covered word, consigned to inhabit wherever record collectors hang out in search of a gem left off an album, a strange cover version or a rare live cut from last year’s tour. With the demise of the single, where do artists put their strange experiments in 2014? “Experiments!?! Experiments?!?,” I hear … Continue reading

Johnny marvels in frontman role.

Using the momentum gained from 2013’s The Messenger, Johnny Marr is back with a vibrant follow-up to his solo debut. Playland utilises this energy and opens vigorously with a succession of high intensity rock ’n’ roll songs. As expected his guitar leads the way, but for all the guitar heroics, Marr needs a foil. He’s … Continue reading