Making sense of the future with the past

With rehabilitation comes the spectre of failure. After three increasingly well received LPs of original work, Simple Minds removed themselves from the job in hand to undertake, at first the strange and quite dangerous step of, recording past hits in an acoustic style, yet it gave the band space to rework many songs. It’s as … Continue reading

2017. Careful with that wax, Eugene.

Xmas lists are being finalised by excited children and in true let’s fill up the pages of a magazine or blog style, my best of 2017 list has taken shape, and is now complete. But the records here, and there are only records, are what I have bought in the past 12 months, new or … Continue reading

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