The Second Wave of Shoegaze

Shoegaze is a musical term that is often used these days and if you’re bothering to read this it’s unlikely it’ll need any introduction. For those of you who are too young to remember it was originally a very short-lived music scene created by the UK press in the early 1990’s which was killed off […]

The Rolling Stones in London

They may have been going over 50 years but this week I went to see the Rolling Stones at London Stadium, despite them playing regularly it was the first time I’d taken the plunge and it was without doubt one of the most exciting gigs I’ve ever seen. I’ll admit I’ve been late to appreciate […]

Steve Jones Lonely Boy review

Following the disappointment of Johnny Marr’s book my expectations for Steve Jones’ autobiography were a little lower. Steve like Johnny Marr was the guitarist in one of the most influential bands of the 20th century, however his story is so very different and a lot more exciting on paper. Despite the tabloid headlines and chart […]

Will Carruthus’ Playing The Bass With Three Left Hands

I loved Erik Morse’s Dreamweapon book from 2004 on the story of Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized. Although I saw both bands several times each I would never have classified myself an obsessive but when I finally picked up a copy of this book it coincided with Jason Pierce’s Acoustic Mainlines tour which just completely blew […]