Welcome to /Countdown/2022 – this year’s wrap-up of the best new music that I’ve heard across the year. I begin as usual, with the best compilations and reissues in no […]
Not quite the last one of the year, as it happens.
The final /Tuesday Ten of 2022 is, at least in part, about togetherness. Over the last few years, the idea of banding together to help, to achieve and make better […]
We’re into that pre-Christmas release lull already, it seems, with precious few releases of note this week. I’ll be beginning my roundup of 2022 in early December – look out […]
Fifty-nine years ago today, US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dealey Plaza, Dallas. Generally seen as a pivotal moment in the second half of the twentieth century, certainly […]
Nearing the end of the year now – and thus I’m deep in writing my end of year lists already (coming in December). This post is a roundup of (relevant […]
For much of my life, I’ve lived in the hillier areas of this country. From my early years in the surprisingly hilly Medway Towns, to the West and South Yorkshire […]
It’s fair to say that since I first started going to Whitby in 2004, things have changed. The people running gigs at the Spa have changed (twice, now), the people […]
The latest fortnightly update. This post is a roundup of (relevant to this site) new and upcoming music, a nod to upcoming events and livestreams both from this website and […]
Back from Whitby, and while I saw a handful of bands (more about those later in the week), today it’s back to the best tracks of the past month.
A quick, later post than usual this week. This post is a roundup of (relevant to this site) new and upcoming music, a nod to upcoming events and livestreams both […]
Whitby and Hallowe’en around the corner, so time for another Livestream.
We’re nearing the end of October, and thus in the week of Devil’s Night and All Hallow’s Eve – or Hallowe’en, of course. So I thought I’d dig into my […]
I’ve kinda settled now on bi-weekly posts for this, and it’s unlikely time will allow for much more, so that’s how it will be. This post is a roundup of […]
Fancy a brew? The nights are drawing in, it’s getting cooler, and thus hot drinks become the desired thing for many on more occasions. That said, I drink tea regardless […]
Back to regular /Tuesday Ten postings, then, and this week I’ve moved on to something of an emotional subject: to care or not to care.
For the first time in a long time, I’ve missed a couple of weeks of release roundups, so I have an awful lot to cover this week, with three weeks […]
That what started out as a hastily-scheduled event to celebrate the life of Jamie Duffy has turned into a large, multi-day, multi-city festival over the past decade is something of […]
Back into the writing saddle, then, as I wrap up the best music of the past month. The write-up of Cold Waves X from Chicago will follow in the next […]
By the time you likely read this, I’ll be in the air to Chicago, on my first flights since literally just before the pandemic fully bit hard.