Author Archives: Matt Mead

About Matt Mead

Freelance writer who likes anything with heart and soul
REVIEW: C91, Cherry Red Records 1991 box set

REVIEW: C91, Cherry Red Records 1991 box set

1991 was the year Hubble Telescope launched, Big Arnie’s Terminator 2 arrived at cinemas and a bevy of exciting indie bands launched themselves into CD players, tape decks, record players and radio stations of music lovers all over the globe….

LIVE REVIEW: Paul Weller – Sheffield Octagon 27.11.21

Whilst our world reverberates to sullen claxons from poisonous political ministers and legions of their venomous followers are blinkered to real afflictions of working class noblemen/women, tribes who follow an altogether groovier and sharper than ever Pastor called Paul Weller…

WE INVITE YOU TO GET F@CKED (BY FABULOUS)

Cover photo © Steve Gullick About 15 years after punk had shaken up the music world, in the space before Nirvana and Britpop, the British music scene was infatuated with shy lullaby shoegazers, fake Europeans and ecstasy rave-trash. Five young…

REVIEW: Matt Berry – Gather Up box set

REVIEW: Matt Berry – Gather Up box set

Celebrating a 10 year stint at the groovy Acid Jazz label is no mean feat for the multi-talented Matt Berry. Time has flown by with moments of pop brilliance as well as a few surprises in tow which are now…

REVIEW: Ged Duffy – Factory Fairy Tales autobiography

REVIEW: Ged Duffy – Factory Fairy Tales autobiography

In and around the northern quarters of Manchester have been many names associated with its cultural movements including Peter Hook, Mani, Tony Wilson, even John Cooper Clarke. Names that might not trip off the tongue as easily as the aforenoted…

NEWS: Dodgy: 8CD 'The A&M Years' box set out 25th February

NEWS: Dodgy: 8CD ‘The A&M Years’ box set out 25th February

Demon are proud to present the first ever Dodgy box set: The A&M Years, covering the bands classic period in the 1990s. BUY LINK:  http://smarturl.it/DodgyBoxSet This box set of 8CDs features 128 tracks, including the three classic studio albums The Dodgy Album, Homegrownand Free…

REVIEW: From The Floorboards Up – Jon Abnett

REVIEW: From The Floorboards Up – Jon Abnett

If you have visited on line forums and social media site since the advent of the internet you would have no doubt seen a plethora of pictures shared by fans, many capturing your favourite musician on stage, throwing shapes whilst…

NEWS: Paul Weller releases English Rose as a single

The Jam’s classic love song, English Rose, will be the first single from Paul Weller’s hotly anticipated album “An Orchestrated Songbook”. An exquisite reworking, recorded with the hugely talented BBC Symphony Orchestra and award winning arranger Jules Buckley, the track is available…