Summer’s Here And The Time Is Right To Generally Complain.

Over the last few days, summer has started up. It’s been warm. Maybe too warm. But it’s getting a little annoying for several reasons. Obviously, it’s nice too- the smell of a warm day is one of the best smells in the world (more in urban than fields etc- I’ll always remember the smell of the heat on the runway at Charles De Gualle airport in France, coming back from America. Being stuck on the flight for technically 29 hours (or something like that), it was the first sensation of fresh-ish air.) Continue reading

Review- Martin Rev at The New Continental, Preston, Wednesday 23rd May

Yesterday (May 23rd) marked what would have been the 78th birthday of inventor Robert Moog, creator of arguably the most important instrument in pop music since the electric guitar- the Moog synthesiser. So what better way to celebrate that going to see one of the true masters of electronic music- Martin Rev- one half of the incredibly influential New York punk band Suicide. Continue reading

Eyes on the floor. Play loud. Repeat.

I’ve been making mixtapes again. In a relation to the indiepop playlist I made on here AGES ago, and spurred on by the recent purchase of the My Bloody Valentine reissue/compilation (the review is just here), I’ve made a new playlist-y mixtape thing. Continue reading

An opinionated view of the 2012 European Championships

In a couple of weeks, the 2012 European Football Championships will begin, hosted jointly by Poland and Ukraine. Am I excited? In a word, no. But still, I’ll try and remove as much cynicism as I can, and try to create a sort-of preview. Mainly if you plan on putting a bet on. Continue reading