Author Archives: Matt Mead

About Matt Mead

Freelance writer who likes anything with heart and soul
INTERVIEW: Mathew Priest Dodgy – A&M Years Box Set

INTERVIEW: Mathew Priest Dodgy – A&M Years Box Set

Following the release of Dodgy’s long awaited box set release entitled A&M Years which catalogues the bands emergence in the early 90’s before going on to be one of the most familiar bands of the period, breaking through with a…

NEWS: Graham Day debut solo album The Master Of None

NEWS: Graham Day debut solo album The Master Of None

Graham Day The Master Of None; one of the founding fathers of the British garage rock movement  returns to Countdown Records to release his debut solo album out 25 March. Countdown Records are proud to announce the return of Graham…

NEWS: The Spitfires announce their final album

NEWS: The Spitfires announce their final album

THE SPITFIRES announce their final album -‘PLAY FOR TODAY’ OUT 25 FEBRUARY, 2022. Album release to coincide with a farewell show at London’s Electric Ballroom. After four albums, including two number one UK National Vinyl and Indie Chart releases, hundreds…

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…