Author Archives: Matt Mead

About Matt Mead

Freelance writer who likes anything with heart and soul
BOOKS: Ian Moss 7” singles book trilogy

BOOKS: Ian Moss 7” singles book trilogy

Back when you could purchase 7” singles from everywhere such as Woolworths, WH Smiths and even your local newsagent, the anticipation of the purchase, the “7 being placed in a paper bag, you then making the trip home on the…

REVIEW: Paul Weller 66

REVIEW: Paul Weller 66

The year 1958; Sweden held the FIFA World Cup, Sputnik 1 re-entered the atmosphere & burnt up, whilst Gibson patented the Flying V Guitar. Other significant musical appearances included the release of All I Have To Do Is Dream The…

LIVE REVIEW: Ocean Colour Scene Leicester O2 17.5.24

LIVE REVIEW: Ocean Colour Scene Leicester O2 17.5.24

Birmingham’s finest exponents of Jumpin’ Jack Flash grooves, Bless The Weather folk and Ticket To Ride pop triumphantly returned to the live circuit on a warm Friday night at Leicester’s 02. 60’s songstress PP Arnold opens proceedings with her unmistakable,…

NEWS: Pop Idle book by Dave Dawson

NEWS: Pop Idle book by Dave Dawson

Light-hearted and cautionary tales of a professional working singer in the UK! Like hordes of others, Dave Dawson has spent decades crisscrossing the country as a solo full-time professional musician. During his 30 years on the road, he has performed…

REVIEW: Van Dyke Plymouth book review

REVIEW: Van Dike Plymouth book review

There are many revered nightclubs and bars that have been celebrated for a historic performance or night of celebration from years past. I’m thinking of The 100 Club/ The Marquee London, Rock City Nottingham, Hacienda Manchester or even The Birdcage…

INTERVIEW: Martin Carr Speaks!

INTERVIEW: Martin Carr Speaks!

Martin Carr was the once guitarist in Britpop chartbusters Boo Radleys. Following the bands split Martin went on to record further timeless music, one of his albums Ye Gods (And Little Fishes) is being reissued via AV8 Records on limited…

NEWS: DLXXI: SEGA brings gaming to Download

NEWS: DLXXI: SEGA brings gaming to Download

FESTIVAL GOERS WILL BE AMONG THE FIRST TO PLAY SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI V: VENGEANCE.  A GAMING EXPERIENCE LIKE NEVER BEFORE AT THE SPIRITUAL HOME OF ROCK IN DONINGTON PARK 14-16 JUNE LONDON – 8th May, 2024: SEGA® Europe Ltd and ATLUS have…

NEWS: DLXXI: District X line-up announced

NEWS: DLXXI: District X line-up announced

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL DLXXI: DISTRICT X LINE-UP ANNOUNCED DJ SETS, LIVE PODCASTS, SILENT DISCO, COMEDY, SECRET ACOUSTIC SETS AND MORE   DJ sets from Charlie Simpson (Busted), Sullivan King, Those Damn Crows, End Of The World Party, HE. SHE. THEY. x Mønster Queen,…

INTERVIEW: Mother Earth Speak!

INTERVIEW: Mother Earth Speak!

Mother Earth were the modern day Small Faces, Headhunters and Santana quartet all wrapped into one Acid Jazz outfit. Mixing funk, jazz, soul and folk the quartet went on to achieve worldwide success when they released their critically acclaimed second…

INTERVIEW: Paul Weller Podcast Dan Jennings SPEAKS!

INTERVIEW: Paul Weller Podcast Dan Jennings SPEAKS!

Back in 2020 the charming Dan Jennings sprung out from nowhere, with the sort of dedication to his craft Norris McWhirter would be proud of, detailing the rise of Paul Weller’s full throttle musical juggernaut career like no other. Interviewing…