La Hell Gang Just What Is Real 2013 Album Cover

20/12/16 – La Hell Gang – Just What Is Real – 2013

Recorded in just one day, La Hell Gang’s debut album was recorded in 2009 but remained unreleased till 2013 as singer/guitarist Francisco Cábala concentrated on other projects. It’s an exercise in analog recording techniques and a retro approach to getting the music on tape before it’s ruined with polish. If you like Grand Funk or Blue […]

Fat White Family pic

4/5/16 – Fat White Family – Live At Le Poisson Rouge – New York City – 2016 / Cream Of The Young – Video – 2013

Like a gang of drunk Millwall supporters tumbling out of The Residents tour bus, Fat White Family are a terrace full of contradictions. Hailing from Peckham in South London their anarchic brand of relevant noise has you applauding as you curse them. All flesh, fags and beer, angular guitars, screaming and songs that make Happy […]

Paddy McAloon : Preab Sprout 2013 colour pic

20/12/15 – Prefab Sprout – The Best Jewel Thief In The World – 2013

Formed in 1978 in County Durham, Prefab Sprout were something of an anomaly, easy pop on the surface running with deeper waters. I always thought they were ironically produced but it seems like the critics in the UK at least realized what they were, praising Paddy McAloon’s sophisticated songwriting and lyrical visions. Consequently they became […]

Vanessa Paradis Love Songs 2013

30/11/15 – Vanessa Paradis – L’au-delà / Love Songs – 2013

L’au-delà (The Hereafter) is the opening track on Vanessa Paradis’ album, Love Songs released in 2013. Beautifully recorded with strings and lush production by singer/songwriter/actor producer Benjamin Biolay, at other times the album features electric guitars, warm acoustics, muted horns, percussion, piano and soft organ – and some French Pop. The album is Paradis’ first […]