Forty years of Wire and they stand alone, no-one does Art Punk quite like them, something in the rhythm, something in the melody, something in the lyrics, something in the mood. Experimental, accessible, thoughtful, driving, edgy, soft, scary, catchy, unpredictable, straightforward, beautiful, challenging – they never disappoint. With three original members – Colin Newman on guitar and […]
As we approach the end of 2013, I see lists, lots of lists. Lists of music that has captured people, demanded their attention, hypnotised them, moved them. Generally these lists have an order – this is a selection of songs that have been released this year in no order at all. Also these are selections […]
One could say that this was Justine Frischmann’s homage to Wire. Elastica’s Connection was one of the songs of the moment in 1994 as Britpop became the buzz word. Originally a member of Suede forming the band with Brett Anderson, she parted ways and formed Elastica in 1992, selling over a million copies of the […]
Living in London in 1979 was like living in San Francisco in 1967, Seattle in 1990 or perhaps Paris in the fifties. Music oozed out of the very paving stones. The air was charged with vital sounds, green mohicans, studs, earrings and bands – The Furs, The Only Ones, The Pretenders, Elvis Costello, The Boomtown […]
Another playlist of tracks from albums released in 2013 that are available on Spotify.