Author Archives: Matt Mead

About Matt Mead

Freelance writer who likes anything with heart and soul
REVIEW: The Prisoners - In From The Cold

REVIEW: The Prisoners – In From The Cold

Coming back into household’s records collection is the formidable release by 80’s organ grinders The Prisoners highly regarded long player In From the Cold re-released on neon red vinyl. The Prisoners are the predecessors to the likes of Corduroy, The…

REVIEW: Basil Kirchin - Everyday Madness

REVIEW: Basil Kirchin – Everyday Madness

When you thought it was safe to come out from the behind the sofa Jonny Trunk delivers a release of sinister, experimental and often strangely charming sounds by that talented master of sparse jazz Basil Kirchin. Featuring 40 minutes of…

REVIEW: The Primitives – Bloom! 5 CD box set

REVIEW: The Primitives – Bloom! 5 CD box set

If I’m being honest The Primitives passed me by in the 80’s, only their hit Crash brushed past me on the dancefloors of students unions, the Rickenbacker decending chord anthem still sounds as vibrant and energetic as it did when…

REVIEW: Peel Dream Magazine – Agitprop Alterna

REVIEW: Peel Dream Magazine – Agitprop Alterna

Whilst having an overly charming name Peel Dream Magazine is the brainchild of Joe Stevens. Releasing superb material over the last few years this latest album, Agitprop Alterna released on Tough Love Records on Friday 3rd April 2020, has Stevens…

NEWS: Paul Weller new track Earth Beat released

NEWS: Paul Weller new track Earth Beat released

With a creative peak that continues to shoot skyward, Paul Weller releases his 15th studio album On Sunset on June 12th on Polydor Records. On Sunset features ten classic yet modern Paul Weller songs. On Sunset is a soul album. At…

NEWS: Plone – Puzzlewood new album release

NEWS: Plone – Puzzlewood new album release

The long awaited third album from much loved vintage synth maestros Billy Bainbridge and Mike Johnston, finally finds its home on Ghost Box Records. This is unironically joyful and melodic electronica; informed by library music, music for children’s TV and…