REVIEW: Gene – Yours For The Taking best of

REVIEW: Gene – Yours For The Taking best of

I remember Gene being indie heroes on the BBC Radio 1 Evening Session with the likes of Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley whetting their appetite the instant a new track was announced. The weekly music papers also had a field…

INTERVIEW: Mick Talbot – The Style Council

INTERVIEW: Mick Talbot – The Style Council

The Style Council. The band that followed The Jam. The reason The Jam split up. Paul Weller’s weird years. Call them what you will, The Style Council have always been an exceptional band of the 80’s, possibly the best of…

REVIEW: Ian Dury - Hit Me! compilation

REVIEW: Ian Dury – Hit Me! compilation

One of the most distinctive artists of the late 70’s and 80’s was the gruff cockney voiced Ian Dury who convened his formidable bands the Blockheads plus Kilburn and the High Roads. With their brash punk anthems that mixed the…

REVIEW: A Certain Ratio – ACR Loco

REVIEW: A Certain Ratio – ACR Loco

Following what was an overly success nationwide UK tour of 2019 Manchester’s funk, samba, indie heroes A Certain Ratio announced their first long player in over 12 years, ACR Loco. To be fully released via Mute Records at the end…