Category: Features

Miles Ahead: ‘Bitches Brew’ Hits 50

At the end of this month we celebrate the 50th anniversary of ‘Bitches Brew’ by Miles Davis. So what, you may ask. But the answer is emphatic. So everything. The record is one of many apogees of the jazz idiom,…

The Sound of Silence: What’s Become of the Protest Song?

If the past three years haven’t been sufficient to drive home the point, then perhaps it needs restating. We live in compelling political times, the reality starker than before, the populace engrossed by the ongoing national conversation. It’s been an…

Interview: October Drift

How are you? I’m good thanks, I’m currently in the Isle of Skye up in Scotland, our drummer Chris is on his honeymoon so we have a week off, so I headed north with a friend.   As a band…