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Aldous Harding 2017

30/3/17 – Aldous Harding – Imagining My Man – 2017

The charismatic and mysterious Aldous Harding scares us to death yet again with more moving, beautiful darkness. Imagining My Man comes from the 4AD/Flying Nun album, Party, released on May 19th. Even in these non-threatening circumstances, driving around in the back of a chauffeur driven car in the daylight, she still manages when mouthing part of […]

Chuck Berry 1958

21/3/17 – Chuck Berry – October 18th 1926 – March 18th 2017 / Chuck Berry – Little Queenie – 1959 / The Rolling Stones – Little Queenie – 1969

With little effort, tapping into those talents that allow me to predict the future, I have been saying this was coming since I realized quite recently that Chuck Berry would be 91 in 2017 – note that Little Richard will be 85 in December. Sadly Chuck didn’t make it to that 91st birthday but his legacy runs […]

John Lever

19/3/17 – John Lever – Chameleons’ Drummer Has Died / The Chameleons – In Shreds – 1982

Sad and shocking news this week as The Chameleon’s drummer John Lever has passed away after a short illness. John was the driving powerhouse in one of the great Post-Punk, edgy guitar bands. Their sound captured both simultaneous intensity and atmosphere in a unique musical chemistry. Singer Mark Burgess announced this week that John had […]

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27/2/17 – Lana Del Rey – Love – 2017

The polarizing Lana Del Rey returns with a new track, the first since the Honeymoon long player released in 2015. Sounding like Mazzy Star meets Chris Isaak meets Jesus And Mary Chain meets some glamorous past compounded by the  simultaneously modern and retro lyrics plus the doe-eyes framed with false eyelashes – and probably an […]