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About Matt Mead

Freelance writer who likes anything with heart and soul
NEWS: YANN TIERSEN ANNOUCES NEW ALBUM, PORTRAIT

NEWS: YANN TIERSEN ANNOUCES NEW ALBUM, PORTRAIT

YANN TIERSEN has announced a new album, Portrait, acollection of 25 newly recorded tracks from throughout his career that includes three new songs, out on Mute on 6 December 2019. The album will be released on heavyweight triple vinyl, double…

REVIEW: Gene Clark – No Other 4AD reissue

REVIEW: Gene Clark – No Other 4AD reissue

Following the release of The Byrds 1973 reunion album Gene Clark signed a recording deal with Asylum Records. With a sea ocean view in his girlfriend’s beach house Clark set out to write a bunch of compositions that would feature…

NEWS: Johnny Marr 7" Single Life box set

NEWS: Johnny Marr 7″ Single Life box set

Johnny Marr has announced details of ‘Single Life’, a limited edition 7” Box Set featuring Johnny’s first ten solo single releases, due for release on December 6th.  From 2012’s ‘Upstarts’ to 2018’s ‘Spiral Cities’, and new live favourite ‘Armatopia’, the…

REVIEW: Ebony Steel Band – Pan Machine

REVIEW: Ebony Steel Band – Pan Machine

The sound of steel drums has a delicate chiming appeal, often taking your mind away to the shores of the Caribbean and similar holiday havens with none cloudy skies and clear blue seas. London based Ebony Steel Band introduce this…

NEWS: Blossoms new album and 200 tour

NEWS: Blossoms new album and 2020 tour

Blossoms have revealed the details of their new album, Foolish Loving Spaces. Set for release on January 31, 2020, Foolish Loving Spaces is the follow up to the band’s 2018, top 5 album Cool Like You and features recent single…

NEWS: Xoliso – Shingwanyana - rare album release

NEWS: Xoliso – Shingwanyana – rare album release

In association with Sharp Flat Records, BBE Records are delighted to reissue ‘Shingwanyana’ by Xoliso, a rare as hen’s teeth Afrocentric psych outlier from 1974 via the northeast fringe of Pretoria, South Africa. Building on the influence of acclaimed avant-gardists…

NEWS: Miyasaka + 5 – Animals Garden rare album

The fifth release in the BBE Music J Jazz Masterclass Series has the perfect combination of rarity and exceptional musicality that inspires seasoned collectors to break out in a sweat. ‘Animals Garden’ by Miyasaka + 5 was originally issued in…