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About Matt Mead

Freelance writer who likes anything with heart and soul
NEWS Cry Babies - Cry Babies (1969) vinyl release

NEWS Cry Babies – Cry Babies (1969) vinyl release

Far Out Recordings proudly presents Cry Babies’ self-titled debut album from 1969. An early formation of Brazilian funk greats Banda Black Rio, Cry Babies took inspiration from the iconic US soul records of James Brown, The Isley Brothers and Kool…

NEW MUSIC: THE HEMPOLICS RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND ALBUM DETAILS

NEWS: THE HEMPOLICS RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND ALBUM DETAILS

The Hempolics return with ‘Full of Surprises’, the first single from their forthcoming second album ‘Kiss, Cuddle & Torture: Volume 2’, planned for release in April 2020 on their own record label Zee Zee Records via Kartel Music Group. The single…

NEWS: PAUL WELLER PRESENTS THE BLACK BARN SESSIONS

NEW MUSIC: PAUL WELLER PRESENTS THE BLACK BARN SESSIONS

This December, Paul Weller unveils an exciting new project The Black Barn Sessions.  The first episode is here: The Black Barn Sessions sprang from an idea Paul had after having many admired artists come into the relaxed atmosphere of the…

NEW MUSIC: The Aliens are returning with a live album

NEW MUSIC: The Aliens are returning with a live album

For those in the know, it is evident that there is an abundance of activity on the Moon. However, this activity is not human’s landing their tin can science modules but that of highly advanced extraterrestrials actually living there. These…

NEWS: Seablite Time Is Weird new video

NEWS: Seablite Time Is Weird new video

Seablite is a four-piece pop band from San Francisco inspired by 80s/90s indie and shoegaze. Founding members Lauren Matsui and Galine Tumasyan had been writing songs together for several years; when joined by guitarist Jen Mundy, Seablite debuted an auspiciously-received…

NEW: Mark Peters releases new Winterland EP

NEWS: Mark Peters releases new Winterland EP

Mark Peters releases a seasonal new EP called Winterland on December 17. It combines a new cover of the theme tune to the ’80s kids’ TV series ‘The Box Of Delights’ – along with an incredible reworking by Maps –…

REVIEW: Paul Weller – in Another Room EP review

REVIEW: Paul Weller – in Another Room EP review

Some might solely associate Paul Weller with timeless classics such as The Changingman, A Town Called Malice and Shout To The Top. These masterpieces mask the identity of his latest creation, shrouded in mystery on a cloud of his own…

REVIEW: Not The 9 O’Clock News – 3 album box set

REVIEW: Not The 9 O’Clock News – 3 album box set

40 years since the original series of Not The 9 O’clock News was first broadcast to the nation, 3 albums culled from the vaults of the BBC have been lovingly remastered and restored to their former glories. Exhibiting hilarious sketched…