Author Archives: Matt Mead

About Matt Mead

Freelance writer who likes anything with heart and soul
NEWS: Johnny Marr 7" Single Life box set

NEWS: Johnny Marr 7″ Single Life box set

Johnny Marr has announced details of ‘Single Life’, a limited edition 7” Box Set featuring Johnny’s first ten solo single releases, due for release on December 6th.  From 2012’s ‘Upstarts’ to 2018’s ‘Spiral Cities’, and new live favourite ‘Armatopia’, the…

REVIEW: Ebony Steel Band – Pan Machine

REVIEW: Ebony Steel Band – Pan Machine

The sound of steel drums has a delicate chiming appeal, often taking your mind away to the shores of the Caribbean and similar holiday havens with none cloudy skies and clear blue seas. London based Ebony Steel Band introduce this…

NEWS: Blossoms new album and 200 tour

NEWS: Blossoms new album and 2020 tour

Blossoms have revealed the details of their new album, Foolish Loving Spaces. Set for release on January 31, 2020, Foolish Loving Spaces is the follow up to the band’s 2018, top 5 album Cool Like You and features recent single…

NEWS: Xoliso – Shingwanyana - rare album release

NEWS: Xoliso – Shingwanyana – rare album release

In association with Sharp Flat Records, BBE Records are delighted to reissue ‘Shingwanyana’ by Xoliso, a rare as hen’s teeth Afrocentric psych outlier from 1974 via the northeast fringe of Pretoria, South Africa. Building on the influence of acclaimed avant-gardists…

NEWS: Miyasaka + 5 – Animals Garden rare album

The fifth release in the BBE Music J Jazz Masterclass Series has the perfect combination of rarity and exceptional musicality that inspires seasoned collectors to break out in a sweat. ‘Animals Garden’ by Miyasaka + 5 was originally issued in…

NEWS: Tim Holehouse new album and tour news

NEWS: Tim Holehouse new album and tour news

Blues journeyman, Tim Holehouse has announced a host of new UK and European tour dates to accompany the release of his new album ‘Come’ this November on Aaahh!!! Real Records. The prolific singer-songwriter will be taking in shows across England,…

REVIEW: Corduroy - Winky Wagon

REVIEW: Corduroy – Winky Wagon

Winky Wagon is a compilation of rare fruits of Corduroys labours following their 3 legendary albums released via Acid Jazz records. This new collection, released via Well Suspect records, is an ever so slight diversion from the usual well versed…