Author Archives: Matt Mead

About Matt Mead

Freelance writer who likes anything with heart and soul
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…

NEWS: Special edition half-speed master of ‘More Specials’

NEWS: Special edition half-speed master of ‘More Specials’

Following the huge acclaim and success of last year’s half-speed master of ‘Specials’, on 20th November Chrysalis Records will release a half-speed master of The Specials’ second album, 1980’s ‘More Specials’… Formed in Coventry in the mid-1970s, The Specials (originally…

REVIEW: London - Patrick Keiller - fuel publishing

REVIEW: London – Patrick Keiller – fuel publishing

The latest Fuel Publication book details a place known around the world as being mecca for all types of people to gather,  enticed by its nooks and crannies, the bigger details and it’s shimmering startling scenery. London, a new book…

NEWS: The Lathums release 'The Snake' to just one fan

NEWS: The Lathums release ‘The Snake’ to just one fan

Fast-rising, crowd-pulling indie poets The Lathums are to harness their burgeoning popularity for the greater good, by releasing a specially recorded cover of Al Wilson’s Northern Soul classic, The Snake on 7” vinyl in a limited edition of – ONE…

NEWS: Bradford return with a new single and new album

NEWS: Bradford return with a new single and new album

Returning with their first original music in over three decades – BRADFORD – will release a brand new album in 2021: ‘Bright Hours’. Featuring founding members Ian H. (vocals) and Ewan Butler (guitar), the reunion also sees the band welcome…