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Biscay – Burnt Mementos EP (2017)

Biscay – Burnt Mementos EP (2017)

Jazzy, R&B-inflected pop — aka ‘yacht rock’ — is music that had its day in the USA through the 70s and into the early 80s but since then the UK became the main mecca for this kind of music. From the time that

B-Leaguers – Death of a Western Heart (2016)

B-Leaguers – Death of a Western Heart (2016)

B-Leaguers’ ‘Death of a Western Heart’ is crammed to the finish line with hooky punk-pop songs along the lines of the Buzzcocks, Undertones and Green Day.

Dead Neanderthals – Prime (2014)

A wake-up call to anyone who thought free jazz was a dying art.

Phonograph – Volume 1 (2001; 2014 reissue)

Phonograph – Volume 1 (2001; 2014 reissue)

Armed with an impressive pop vocabulary, Phonograph should have been huge.

Matt Schofield – Far As I Can See (2014)

It would have been easy enough for Matt Schofield, the most heralded blues guitarist to come out of England in recent memory, to leave at slow burns and nifty shuffles. But Far As I Can See displays broader ambitions — and from the first.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: The Blockheads, December 14, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: The Blockheads, December 14, 2013

At the Colchester Arts Centre: In Colchester, next to the roman walls of the town, stands this venue, once the church of St Mary-at-the-Walls. Built in 1206, the site has seen 23 protestant martyrs executed by burning

Davey Payne of the People Band and the Blockheads: Something Else! Interview

“I believe there is a divine music; it goes on, it’s automatic, without anger, greed, lust, attachment and egoism.”

‘It was humbling and overwhelming’: The Blockheads are thriving despite loss of Ian Dury

And they are back! Finally, after several years in the wilderness that is self-funding and steadily working at live gigs, the Blockheads have made a return with a new album shortly due to be released

One Step Beyond: Sammy Stein on the development for free jazz

One Step Beyond: Sammy Stein on the development for free jazz

When I approached my contacts in the music industry with the idea of a series of articles attempting to look at the development of free jazz, many jumped at the chance to offer their thoughts and ideas.

Forgotten series: The Hollies – Hollies Sing Hollies (1969)

A major shift in dynamics was bound to occur in the Hollies when Graham Nash left the band in 1968.

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