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..."

ALBUM (TRACK-BY-TRACK): New Order ‘Music Complete’

Rating: Hooky-less, but with a few famous faces to take the attention away, New Order return with their first album in a decade – and that’s not the only first. Their first collection without Peter Hook’s low-swung bass-lines is also…

LIVE: The Graveltones – Scala, London 16.09.15

Bluesy-duo’s have been around since the days of The Carpenters so the sight of one on guitar and another on drums isn’t a new thing. Fast forward to fifteen years ago and Jack ’n’ Meg rebooted the format for the…

LIVE: Culture Club – Eventim Apollo, London 05.09.15

Culture Club’s comeback has been nothing short of clumsy, or as Boy George puts it tonight: “We’re Culture Club, and that in itself is something of a miracle…” (A seamless segue into second track, ‘It’s A Miracle’ – like a…

ALBUM: Duran Duran ‘Paper Gods’

Rating: With 2010’s All You Need Is Now, Duran Duran dusted off the synthesisers used on some of their most iconic moments, providing them with their most favourable reviews for some time. With Mark Ronson steering the ship (or perhaps more appropriately, yacht),…

THE REST OF: Duran Duran

It’s difficult to believe that once upon a time – before The Hills, The Valleys or any of The others – the M in MTV stood firmly for Music. Some may also find it difficult to remember Duran Duran as…

FESTIVAL GUIDE: Victorious Festival

Name: Victorious Festival Where: Southsea Seafront When: 29th – 30th August Headliners: The Flaming Lips and Ray Davies Also Featuring: Primal Scream, Super Furry Animals, Peter Hook & The Light, Basement Jaxx, Ella Eyre, Laura Mvula, We Are Scientists, The Darkness……

FESTIVAL GUIDE: V Festival

Name: V Festival Where: Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire When: 22nd – 23rd August Headliners: Kasabian and Calvin Harris Also Featuring: Stereophonics, Sam Smith, Hozier, The Courteeners, Ellie Goulding, Clean Bandit, Chvrches, Annie Mac, The Charlatans… A Brief History:…