Author Archives: Dan Bull

About Dan Bull

London. Likes: Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, Prince Charles Cinema, Duran Duran Dislikes: Soreen, All-hits setlists, "I liked them before everyone else..."

INTERVIEW: Jacqui Abbott

When their first album together in fourteen years was only kept from entering at number one by new releases from Coldplay and Michael Jackson, it’s fair to say that it was a surprise all round. “Never in a million years…

THE REST OF: a-ha

When a-ha bowed out in 2010, with their wittily titled Ending On A High Note Tour, the decision was commendable for a number of reasons. Primarily, because there was truth in the title; having recently celebrated their highest charting album…

ALBUM: The Kinks ‘Sunny Afternoon: The Very Best Of’

Rating: Not quite the West End-Sunny Afternoon tie-in that it would appear, Sunny Afternoon: The Very Best Of The Kinks combines the original songs featured in Ray Davies’ hit jukebox musical, together with hand-picked tracks he feels fits the mood…

ALBUM: Madness ‘Madstock’

Rating: Originally released as a separate album and VHS, this Madstock collection brings together the CD and DVD to celebrate perhaps one of the most criminally ignored live music events of our time. This is their Spike Island or Knebworth;…

LIVE (PHOTOS): FALL OUT BOY – WEMBLEY ARENA 12.10.15

Now on their second album since reforming, Fall Out Boy have graduated to become an arena filling institution. You know what you get with this foursome: a solidified sound, musicianship, Pete Wentz’ sultry looks and plenty of air fisting from the crowd scrambling…

LIVE: Jane Weaver – Gorilla, Manchester 08.10.15

Cult folk icon turned queen of pulsating, krauty electronics, Jane Weaver, is a Liverpool talent that Manchester is more than happy to embrace. Last year she won Piccadilly Records’ album of the year award, and showcased her new sound to…

BEST OF YOUTUBE: James Bond Themes

As Sam Smith unveils ‘The Writing’s On The Wall’, the theme to this year’s Bond film, Spectre, our writers take a look down the barrel of a gun with YouTube in the firing line. From the covers to the demoes to…

LIVE (PHOTOS): The Staves, Alexandra Palace 22.09.15

Following the release of their second album, If I Was (produced by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon), earlier this year, and ahead of their own headline tour starting next month, The Staves supported Florence + The Machine during their recent arena tour, culminating in four dates…