Author Archives: Matt Mead

About Matt Mead

Freelance writer who likes anything with heart and soul
REVIEW: 13th Floor Elevators - A Visual History

REVIEW: 13th Floor Elevators – A Visual History

With a stellar writing line up in Paul Drummond, Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage this chunky 328 page book, published by Anthology Editions, has a wealth of unseen pictures, documents and memorabilia making this collection a collectors dream come true…

NEWS: Beautiful Paul Weller new single Village revealed

NEWS: Beautiful Paul Weller new single Village revealed

Paul Weller releases his gorgeous new song “Village” on May 7th. “Village” is the second new track to be debuted from his hotly anticipated new album On Sunset, which released on June 19th (Polydor Records). “Village” is a dreamy and beautiful…

REVIEW: The New Mastersounds - Be Yourself

REVIEW: The New Mastersounds – Be Yourself

Hailing from Leeds, The New Mastersounds bring with their formidable career a life long love of the instrumental sound of The Meters, Booker T and the MG’s plus many of highly regarded funk bands from the 60’s and 70’s. Back…

REVIEW: Laurel Aitken - Skinhead Train

REVIEW: Laurel Aitken – Skinhead Train

Chiefly named the Godfather of Ska, Laurel Aitken skanked his way to the top the tree with his impressively masterful recordings that became hugely popular R&B bonanza hits in the 60’s going on to lead his field up until the…

NEWS: The Spitfires new album Life Worth Living

NEWS: The Spitfires new album Life Worth Living

Taken from their recently announced album Life Worth Living it follows the like-minded polemic of its predecessor (Just Won’t) Keep Me Down! that sees the band Watford-based trio seizing their moment and building on the foundations they have steadily put in place over the…

NEWS: Hooton Tennis Club new songs

NEWS: Hooton Tennis Club new songs

Hooton Tennis Club release new Double A side ‘Monsoonal Runoff’ and ‘People Want People Who Want People’ on Bandcamp on Friday 1st of May 2020 Formed in 2013 by four childhood friends, Hooton Tennis Club deal in melodic, wonky, witty, poetic, pop music….

REVIEW: Warm Digits album review - Flight Of Ideas

REVIEW: Warm Digits album review – Flight Of Ideas

Beaming in direct from the same electronic planet Primal Scream used devilishly on XTRMNR Warm Digits latest offering Flight Of Ideas released via Memphis Industries introduces no dull moments on this Kraftwerk-esque release. Wasting no time to delve the listening…

REVIEW: Jim Capaldi - Open Your Heart box set

REVIEW: Jim Capaldi – Open Your Heart box set

Being a part of one of the most iconic bands of the 60’s and early 70’s might have overshadowed a solo career, of some however, Jim Capaldi rose above the dust of working with Steve Winwood in Traffic to score…