Post-Rumble Comedown

Boy, did I back the wrong horse. Is my face red. Didn’t I count my chickens too soon. I can go on like that for a while, but the conclusion is that the guy who I really wanted to win last night’s Royal Rumble failed. Continue reading


Review- The Wedding Present at O2 Academy, Bristol, Wednesday 31st October

The self-styled “semi-legendary” Wedding Present are back on the road, partaking in a ‘classic albums’ tour, of sorts. For this year marks the 21st anniversary of their Steve Albini-produced noise rock masterpiece Seamonsters, which would be played in full. Continue reading

Review- ‘Pig Iron’ by Ben Myers

It’s been a few days since I’ve written a post. Quite a lot has happened that’s meant that I’ve had to make a bit of a rethink for my short-term future. But on the good side, I’ve finally been able to review something I was trying to get hold of for quite some time. Pig Iron by journalist/novelist Ben Myers. Continue reading

Review- Bruce Springsteen at The Stadium Of Light, Sunderland, Thursday 21st June

I’ll start with a quick statement. I’ve never been to a stadium show before- in fact, over the last 2-and-a-half years, the largest venue I’ve been in has been Manchester Apollo- the vast majority of places with a capacity of about 350. At The Stadium Of Light, Sunderland AFC’s ground, 55,000 braved the inclement weather for a man rightfully nicknamed, ‘The Boss’. Bit of a culture shock, then. 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