Monday, 14 January 2019

January Album Review: Joshua Burnside, 'Wear Bluebells In Your Hat if You're Goin' That Way'

Though it's been five years in the making, Joshua Burnside has released what seems to be his debut album, the brevity-challenged 'Wear Bluebells In Your Hat if You're Goin' That Way'. Though there are a handful of tracks that were first released on his 2013 EP of a similar name, this 10-track offering seems to be the real deal from an artist lauded by none other than Elbow frontman Guy Garvey, among others. Now that's praise son.

New Music from Florence + the Machine

Here's a solid new (?) tune, which was played live in Australia recently. Though NME apparently seems to see this as a departure for the band, to me it seems a perfect fit with their ability to build a song towards crescendo, allowing Florence's vocals to take it to further heights...


Saturday, 22 December 2018

Best of 2018 ... Spill Magazine

And now for some shameless self-promotion, here is a link to the Spill 'Best of 2018' list, which may or may not have been compiled and written by yours truly. Pretty sweet that three albums I reviewed this year made the final six after voting too. 


Friday, 21 December 2018

Best of 2018, Part IV

And here's what you've been waiting for Constant Reader (can I say again how liberally I am stealing that phrase directly from Stephen King?)! It's the top seven albums of the year...

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

End of Year Countdowns...

Yes, you can (and should) most certainly go to AOTY to find the most detailed source of end-of-year lists on the planet, but here are a few that I always find interesting that maybe you'll enjoy...

NME also ran an article on the bands in every genre (every relevant one anyway) that toured this year, ranking them by number of shows and number of miles traveled.  You can read that article here.

In a few days, I will post my top 7 albums of the year, as well as my one glaring and accidental omission, and Spill Magazine will post their list too...tis the season!