In ten days time, and a couple of years later than originally expected, I will be attending my twentieth Infest. I first went along thanks to the invite from a […]
In a happy coincidence, my /Tuesday Ten series reaches post number 500 on my birthday: and having checked back, I’ve never posted a /Tuesday Ten on my birthday.
Already into August, and planning now begins for a number of festivals coming up. In the meantime, here are the best tracks of the past month.
As I edge ever-closer to the 500th /Tuesday Ten, this week, I’m celebrating volume.
It’s baking outside, I’m coming out of the back of my first bout of COVID, and really, all I want to do is hide indoors, with a fan on and […]
The last few years feel like the civilised world has been on something of a precipice, buffeted from all sides by extremist, reactionary opinions and decisions that take us backwards.
A week that has brought yet more appalling news from the US and elsewhere, and it’s all feeling a bit grim really, isn’t it?
I can’t recall where this one first came up, but it might have been thanks to hearing a song that triggered the thought. Anyway, this week is about nothing.
My feelings on the Monarchy and “celebrations” like this weekend just past are well known, so I decided to avoid any posts on the subject this time around. Instead, I […]
As we hurtle through 2022 and crash into summer, here’s the latest set of new music to get you going.
After what is these days a rare week off from /Tuesday Ten posts, I’m back this week with one looking at the pressures of fame.
A curious quirk of this series is that I occasionally get suggestions from friends for a subject to cover, and often, they are smart, considered subjects that I might not […]
How fast is this year passing? I blink and we’re already into May, and thus it is time for the latest round-up of the best tracks that have passed my […]
“Sell Out”. It has long been the cry of alternative or underground music fans as their beloved bands get to a certain size, and move from independent labels to major […]
After the light last week, there must be darkness, I guess. So despite the spring weather, I’m heading into the dark.
Despite being someone that is part of the wider dark subculture, I love the coming of the light that is Spring. The longer days, the warmer temperatures, and the ability […]
An intriguing, and sometimes busy, first month in my new job has seen a fair bit of travel, and thus time to listen to new music (as well as old […]
This week, what started out as a quick round-up of the best music I was listening to at the time (not necessarily new music initially), thanks to a request from […]
Watching helplessly as the world lurches from one crisis to another, most recently the appalling, unwarranted and illegal invasion of Ukraine by Russia, has not done much for the mind. […]
I’ve done a lot of driving lately, both north to see my Dad (who is happily now recovering, and out of Intensive Care), and more recently to a few meetings […]