Spellbinding electronica from East Anglia

If you like your techno Teutonic, your basslines hypnotic and your punk anamorphic, this is the train journey for you. Like an echo of new wave European travelogues, If You See Me winds it’s way through Berlin, Dusseldorf, Leeds and Glasgow, on a rhythmic Eurostar of art rock post modernism. Maria’s honey dipped, dreamy vocals … Continue reading

Reich ‘n’ Roll.

Rather than a big fanfare, Primal Scream slipped back into the disco with 2013 in February. With songs appearing on the internet rather than the radio, and social media covering every slight movement these days, easing their way back in probably suited the band who had apparently turned down landing at Luton Airport because it … Continue reading

Simple Minds’ New Gold Dream is still vivid after 30 years.

Instead of a luxurious reissue to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a classic album, Virgin have left well alone. Not known for giving many fans what they want, they have, again, stuck true to form. Rather than celebrate a classic album, five records got a box set to themselves with added b-sides. But that was … Continue reading