Author: Jon Watson Page 2

DeVotchka - How It Ends

DeVotchka - How It Ends

DeVotchkaHow It EndsAlbum ReviewI have to confess, I was a bit wary of this record. The brief notes that accompanied it promised 'a disparate, yet articulate union of Romani, Greek, Slavic, Bolero, Tango and Mariachi...

Review posted on 3rd September 2007

Beirut - Elephant Gun

Beirut - Elephant Gun

Beirut Elephant Gun Single Review Now this is an odd one, and no mistake. A lad from New Mexico who makes solo records but performs with a ten-piece band. Apparently he met a bunch of...

Review posted on 9th July 2007

Johnossi - Johnossi

Johnossi - Johnossi

Johnossi Johnossi Album Review Johnossi is a Stockholm-based duo comprising a bloke called John, who sings and plays the guitar, and a bloke called Ossi, who plays the drums. Stockholm's answer to the White Stripes,...

Review posted on 9th July 2007

Ulrich Schnauss - Quicksand Memory

Ulrich Schnauss - Quicksand Memory

Ulrich SchnaussQuicksand MemoryEP ReviewWhat the hell's this? Ulrich Schnauss in live drums and guitar shocker! The opening track of this EP, 'Look At The Sky', sounds like a rock band. We're not used to this,...

Review posted on 21st June 2007

Ulrich Schnauss - Goodbye

Ulrich Schnauss - Goodbye

Ulrich SchnaussGoodbyeAlbum ReviewIf you're not familiar with Ulrich Schnauss, where have you been? Nah, just kidding. But this is the German producer's third 'proper' album by my reckoning. His form prior to this record is...

Review posted on 21st June 2007

Gallows - Orchestra of Wolves

Gallows - Orchestra of Wolves

GallowsOrchestra of WolvesAlbum Review'Punk rock' is a much abused term these days. It's often applied to music that doesn't really merit it. Happily, though, Gallows album 'Orchestra Of Wolves' does merit it. The sustained intensity,...

Review posted on 21st June 2007

Von Sudenfed - Fledermaus Can't Get It

Von Sudenfed - Fledermaus Can't Get It

Von Sudenfed Fledermaus Can't Get It Album Review Threshold Appr Von Sudenfed are Andi Toma, Jan St Werner (Mouse on Mars), and The Fall's Mark E. Smith. Blimey! Who'd have thought it? Now, for a...

Review posted on 14th May 2007

Stephanie Dosen - A Lily For The Specture

Stephanie Dosen - A Lily For The Specture

Stephanie Dosen A Lily For The Specture Album Review Stephanie Dosen is a new name to me (her Leeds gig in February slipped under the radar, it seems), and the first fact that my research...

Review posted on 14th May 2007

Green On Red - BBC Sessions

Green On Red - BBC Sessions

Green On Red BBC Sessions Album Review This album contains 19 tracks, recorded between 1989 and 1991 for such luminaries as Andy Kershaw, Richard Skinner, Bob Harris and Johnny Walker. Perhaps tellingly, the name of...

Review posted on 14th May 2007

Black Francis - Threshold Apprehension

Black Francis - Threshold Apprehension

Black Francis Threshold Apprehension Single Review There are some artists from whom you want experimentation. Others you want to do what they do well. It's fair to say that Black Francis falls firmly into the...

Review posted on 14th May 2007

Adventure Club - The Train

Adventure Club - The Train

Adventure Club The Train Single Review 'Bursting out of the upcoming Birmingham scene', if I'm to believe everything I read, are Adventure Club. On first listen, 'The Train' comes across like a decent chorus in...

Review posted on 14th May 2007

Suggested

Upcoming Releases: Our Favourite Five New Albums Due Out In November 202130

Upcoming Releases: Our Favourite Five New Albums Due Out In November 202130

As the days get progressively colder and shorter November ushers in celebrations of light, gunpowder and treason as well as bringing with it some...

Robin And The Goblins talk to us about wonder, terror, tyranny, collaborating on Dungeon-Synth and sitting on Letterman's lap [EXCLUSIVE]

Robin And The Goblins talk to us about wonder, terror, tyranny, collaborating on Dungeon-Synth and sitting on Letterman's lap [EXCLUSIVE]

Having recently released their latest single, 'Future Angel', Robin And The Goblins creative force Robin Romo is now looking forward to playing their...

October 2021 Favourites: As Autumn arrived it was most definitely time to 'Prioritise Pleasure' and follow 'The Path Of The Clouds'

October 2021 Favourites: As Autumn arrived it was most definitely time to 'Prioritise Pleasure' and follow 'The Path Of The Clouds'

If all things were equal then Ed Sheeran may have made the cut for our final five favourite new album releases of October, but they're not, and he...

Is ABBA... cool? The group’s most unexpected fans confess their devotion

Is ABBA... cool? The group’s most unexpected fans confess their devotion

We didn't expect these rockers to be so into the Swedish pop group.

Advertisement
Halloween Hootenanny: Witchy songs for your spooky playlist

Halloween Hootenanny: Witchy songs for your spooky playlist

These deliciously witchy tunes are perfect for Halloween.

Are these the 10 greatest Halloween anthems of all time?

Are these the 10 greatest Halloween anthems of all time?

From Psycho Killer to the Monster Mash, these Halloween songs are classics.

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary Of The Eponymous Debut Album By Transplants

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary Of The Eponymous Debut Album By Transplants

After 'Life Won't Wait', and in between 'Rancid 5' and 'Indestructible', Tim Armstrong somehow found time to form his new band - Transplants, and...

Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews