Most musicians are mired in their muck. And we love that. But some people – I guess I call them artists – seem to float above it all, with the lightest touch. Ben Ely is a musician and it comes naturally, like breathing. This is his first show with a new drummer and he’s glad to be […]
The doors are closed when I arrive. This is because the gig is on the other side of town. I’ve wrongly assumed Wire would play at The Hi Fi, a larger, air-conditioned venue that’s hosted a series of older/reformed bands lately. Instead they are playing The Zoo, a smaller, hotter venue that tends a little […]
That narrative in the music press (the music press love a narrative) in which Blank Realm emerge four-legged from the murky deep and wriggle their gills in the fresh air of rock n roll? It’s true, to an extent. I told it myself a few years back, on an unread, long-dead blog. “Blank Realm invented […]
“We gotta go to school today, gotta learn THAT! STUPID! SHIT!/Soon as I can get a car to drive then I’m gonna be DONE WITH IT!”
In the uncertainty and shit-talk of 2013, Bitch Prefect might just shine a little light.
Bardo Pond shouldn’t have faces because their music doesn’t sound like it comes from people.
Ah, Tim. How many performers, in the straight-up ‘rock band’ world or indeed elsewhere, self-censor as little as Tim Rogers?
Ben Green’s favourite music of 2013 so far – a mixtape
What’s cool? Chain & The Gang’s new album, In Cool Blood, might help us to answer this question.
Collapse Board’s Ben Green speaks to You Am I’s Andy Kent about the band’s past and its claim on the present.