2015

The Sundowners

26/1/15 – Sundowners – Hummingbird/ Into The Light/ Medicine – 2014

Sundowners are a five-piece Psychedelic Folk band from The Wirral starring Niamh Rowe (vocals & guitar) Fiona Skelly (vocals & guitar) Alfie Skelly (lead guitar) Tim Cunningham (bass & backing vocals) Jim Sharrock (drums). The band releases their debut album on February 9th on Skeleton Key Records. Alfie and Fiona are kid brother and sister of Ian and James from The Coral (Skeleton Key is […]

The Decemberists - What A Terrible World,What A Beautiful_World

25/1/15 – The Decemberists – What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World – 2015

The Decemberists return after their US  No.1 album The King Is Dead, bearing wry observations and stories of people with sweet melodies for old fans of English Folk and REM. Vocally, Colin Meloy has mixed a pinch of Jackson Browne, with a smidgeon of Robyn Hitchcock, a slice of Al Stewart, a wedge of Michael Stipe, […]

Edgar Froese Inner sleeve stuntman

24/1/15 – Edgar Froese – 6th June 1944 – 20th January 2015

“There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address”. These are the words of Edgar Froese who died suddenly last Tuesday as a result of a pulmonary embolism, he was 70 years old. Froese was the founder of the hugely influential Tangerine Dream along with Conrad Schnitzler and Klaus Schulze. Both of them left after the […]

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20/1/15 – Kim Fowley – 21st July 1939 – 15th January 2015 / Animal Man – 1968 / The Runaways – Cherry Bomb – 1976

I once spoke to Kim Fowley on the phone, he was in Chicago, I was on the other side of the world. “Can you play the guitar, can you sing – then get over here right now”. That about sums him up although his reach extended way beyond the realms of ordinary men. His 1968 album […]