Ill Ease. Great name. Great band. Like the best motorik mash-up you still ain’t never heard.
In response to a request from a friend on Twitter, I’ve collected together some of my more recent writings about Jonathan. And from tomorrow, you can listen to an incredible early demo of ‘The Morning Of Our Lives’ over here. ——————————————————————————————————————————– (from Plan B #18, originally printed in The Stranger) I first heard Jonathan Richman […]
Orange Juice were Glasgow boys manly enough to admit their feminine side was at least twice as enticing as their male.
Daniel’s sitting crossed-legged on the floor with his mum, eating dried apricots, grooving to the motorik beat. It’s hypnotic. Uncompromising. I can relate to the dance moves. Man, it’s raining some outside. Man, this is reminding me of Cabaret Voltaire’s Voice Of America. Now his mum is up and dancing, doing the hula hoop swirl. […]
…I’m happy for you to come up with the questions, thanks Chris. The dialogue between myself and Shaun Prescott over the Washington review is interesting, gratuitous personal insults aside. He thinks it’s pointless to focus on the mediocrity that always exists (and I can understand that attitude because it means less space is actually given over […]
Holy Bangs, but they get it. Many bands have tried to use Spaceman 3, or perhaps 13th Floor Elevators, as a leaping off point. They all fucking miss it. Almost every single one. Indeed, just about the last band I caught that did get it was Queens Of The Stone Age, circa their first album. […]
Day three of my tribute to being Australian, and no surprise here. I’m aware that I’ve only seen The Drones perform twice, maybe three times, since being here – but man. This band have absolutely blown my head apart. It’s never struck me as that difficult to get rock – it’s always seemed mind-bogglingly simple […]
Ah, bugger it all. I reported on the news of this incredible Japanese noise-pop duo’s split a few days back, and posted this video up then. But then I started worrying that some of you fine people might not have watched this video yet, and that really bothered me – the same way if I […]
I’m all for shameless opportunism, if it amuses me. Tons of jokes have been already been made about the vuvuzela, that long thin plastic trumpet that is drowning out all before it at the World Cup this year in South Africa. Sunn O)))) are planning a remix album. Vampire Weekend are going to be ‘incorporating’ […]
Now, if you don’t know why I’m featuring this short-lived Glasgow-based group here, you haven’t been paying attention. So go back and read the entries on the following: Neverever Veronica Falls …while, of course, enjoying their deliriously ravaged femme pop. And then realise that The Royal We spawned both bands. Here, I’ll reprint my review […]