Category Archives: Music

Depeche Mode: Live at London Stadium

I doubted Depeche Mode in my last outing here. Just call me Thomas. Yeah yeah, I know.. Their comeback single, ‘Where’s The Revolution?’ was topical, pointed, angry even. To my ears it was, and remains, a fairly middling piece of … Continue reading

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PJ Harvey live at the Brixton Academy 30/10/16

PJ Harvey’s performance at the Brixton Academy last night cemented my belief that she is England’s greatest living musician. In fact, calling her a musician barely seems to do her justice. At times last night, she appeared to be a … Continue reading

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The National Live at Ally Pally

Cards on table: I wasn’t gonna do a review of this one. If there is a band that has been extensively reviewed and talked about on this blog, it is The National. But then I thought that a night watching … Continue reading

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Hammersmith Apollo, October 26 2013

After 30 years of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, you might think that this most magnificent of groups would be getting a little frayed around the edges. Not so. Earlier this year, the band released what I believe is … Continue reading

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National Trouble at the Camden Roundhouse

Two and a half years have passed since Jo and I travelled to Berlin just to watch The National. It was a gig so good that it inspired the creation of this blog. And yet, as the minutes ticked away … Continue reading

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Brixton: Death In Vegas, Richard Hawley

It’s been a while since I’ve visited this blog. It’s been even longer since I visited it for it’s intended purpose. But this week, Jo and I have had two trips to Brixton that I thought I should share with … Continue reading

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Touched By The Hand Of (Nearly) God: Tricky and Martina live in Bristol

Here we go again… Standing just behind the front row at the Bristol Academy last night, we were listening to an artist signed to Tricky’s Brown Punk label. She was alright, if remarkable only because she was backed by an … Continue reading

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The Day I Met (Nearly) God

#nowplaying The Harder They Come- Joe Strummer I’m off to Bristol to see Tricky on Thursday. He will be joined on stage for the first time this millennium by his onetime partner, Martina Topley- Bird as they recreate his landmark … Continue reading

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Pulp : Live at “… an auditorium in London”

I come to this blog conscious that; a) I may just be writing it for me at this stage and; b) for those of you that are here, I have already written a review of Pulp live here. However, as Saturday night’s … Continue reading

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Launch and relaunch

Just a couple of public service announcements here… The first is that the list of exclusive products for Record Store Day 2012 is now available. And available here. I’m sure that precisely none of you will be shocked to hear … Continue reading

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