Friday, 19 February 2010

REVIEWED: Hole at Shepherds Bush Empire

Courtney's Hole comeback after a 11 year live hiatus, reviewed for the Daily Telegraph here.


The second in the series is set in Hackney; quick getaways, revelations, music and murder featuring the likes of Genesis P-Orridge, Four Aces' Newton Dunbar, and Jack the Hat McVitie. It featured in last Friday's edition of RBMA paper Daily Note (today's edition features Soho) but you can view the online edition here.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

REVIEWED: An English Journey: Re-Imagined

By train and bus we journeyed to Aldeburgh, Suffolk to view the first performance in this series of psychogeographical meanderings put together by Paul Smith, Iain Sinclair, Alan Moore and others. Was potent stuff. Read my review in this week's New Statesman, or here.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010


I'm writing a series of London music histories, published each Friday in The Daily Note, the free newspaper of the Red Bull Music Academy, currently taking place in London.

RBMA's base is in Southwark, the subject of the first history. Take a look at this PDF if you didn't catch it on paper last Friday.

These New Puritans, Bush Hall, 25/1/10

Video never really captures what happens on a stage. The nuances of emotion, the physicality of the sound, are lost. But I've embedded this anyway as it is a satisfactory enough document of These New Puritans' gig at Bush Hall, Shepherds Bush, which happened 25 January 2010. It gives you an idea of what went on, and what might come next.

Monday, 8 February 2010

REVIEWED: Todd Rundgren at Hammersmith Apollo

If only he came out like this. Read the review here.

Monday, 1 February 2010

INTERVIEWED: These New Puritans in Dazed

Essex quartet These New Puritans made Hidden last year, a brilliant, meticulously crafted record featuring darkness, lightness, magick, the Thames Estuary, hard graft and disparate influences: Britten, Britney, Byrd, Bjork, Burial; The Beyond...
Read my interview with Jack and George - along with interviews with other UK artists pushing matters Factory Floor and Dave. i.d. and featuring amazing photography by Leonie Purchas - in this month's physical, not digital, Dazed & Confused.