Tag Archives: quirky pop

EP review: ANDY PARTRIDGE – My Failed Songwriting Career Vol. 1

ANDY PARTRIDGE

Ape House [Release date 23.7.21] When XTC was put on hiatus following 2000’s “Wasp Star”, Andy Partridge decided it was time to write for other artists. A number of successful co-writes came to fruition (Steven Wilson, Pugwash, Miles Kane), along … Continue reading

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Album review: BARENAKED LADIES – Detour de Force

BARENAKED LADIES - Detour de Force

Raisin’ Records [Release date 16.07.21] It has been four years since Barenaked Ladies released their excellent ‘Fake Nudes’ and like many artists it was started before the outbreak of the pandemic, which delayed its completion and has played havoc with … Continue reading

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Album review: SOUNDS INCARCERATED – Unswitchable Hits Vol 1

SOUNDS INCARCERATED – Unswitchable Hits Vol 1

Fool’s Paradise Records Hot on the heels of The Galileo 7’s “Decayed” release, Allan Crockford and Viv Bonsels (aka Sounds Incarcerated) from the band unleash a series of recordings originally created for Mister Unswitchable’s semi-regular online themed cover version events. … Continue reading

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Album review: KEVIN GODLEY – Muscle Memory

KEVIN GODLEY – Muscle Memory

      State 51 [Release date 18.12.20] Kevin Godley is ex 10cc and was one half of a duo with Lol Creme. His first solo album, Muscle Memory, is a post modern permutation of songs largely written at his … Continue reading

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EP review: THE LICKERISH QUARTET – Threesome Vol. 1

THE LICKERISH QUARTET - Threesome Vol. 1

Lickerish Quartet/Label Logic [Release date 15.05.20] The Lickerish Quartet formed in 2017, featuring former Jellyfish members Roger Manning Jnr. (Imperial Drag), Eric Dover (Slash’s Snakepit, Alice Cooper, Imperial Drag) and Tim Smith. All three of them toured in support of … Continue reading

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Album review: SPARKS – A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip

SPARKS – A Steady Drip, Drip

BMG [Release date digital 15.05.20; physical 03.07.20] There are not many artists that have been going for over fifty years and still regularly tour and release good new music, and Sparks are one of those few. Their last album, 2017’s … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE DIVINE COMEDY – O2 Academy, Oxford, 13 October 2019

The Best of 2019

Seeing the Divine Comedy live has been top of my bands to see list and I was very happy to be able to finally see them at a sold out show at the Academy (or the Zodiac as it was … Continue reading

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Gig review: MY LIFE STORY – The Lexington, London, 24 July

In this intimate little venue with its low stage, the My Life Story (MLS) fans are in their element, so close to the master! It’s a hideously hot night, and Jake is sporting a suit. 19 years on its not … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MKRV, THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE, KORIA KITTEN RIOT, TOYDRUM

MKRV – W.H.Y. www.mkrvmusic.com  [Released 26.08.14] MKRV are a Russian rock pop duo consisting of Dima and Narek. They have previously released an EP and live album of cover songs. The songs are mellow and laid back with a keen … Continue reading

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