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Weekend listening: “Brexit Blues”

September 22, 2018

Do you have the Brexit blues?

This may help… or it may not…

Thanks as always to Simon Hopkins.

Full “Odes to Brexit” playlist here:


In the cave…

September 17, 2018

Monday Night Listening: “Hendrexit Persued By Beat” @grooveyardmusic

September 10, 2018

So Lee Sparey took some of my horrible guitar and transformed it into a thing of brutal beauty… God speed to him!

Pride Flag

September 8, 2018

Saturday night listening: Jimi Hendrexit live at the All Weather Backstop Festival

September 1, 2018

Horrible… muddy…

A “Wail of Sound” production.

More “Odes to Brexit” here and here.

Witch Fever – The Lock Tavern – Camden 28th August 2018 – setting fire to the patriarchy ( @WITCHFEVER )

August 1, 2018

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Photo of Witch Fever by Wild Blanket

Witch Fever: the room is too small for them.

When you go and see a lot of bands, you are able to tell how good they are just by how they soundcheck. By the way they prep, how they react to each other.

Witch Fever are stars.

Their guitarist is really, really cool. Just tuning up, she’s cool, let alone when she starts playing.

Their sound is metal, but hyped up, incendiary, fuelled by a righteous fury.

Three songs in and the singer is standing on a table on the other side of the room, screaming.

The room gets more and more crowded, people are coming in, drawn in by the sound, eyes bright with excitement. You can tell they are thinking: “What the hell is this?! This is good!”

Witch Fever’s last song sounds like a cross between the Stooges and Black Sabbath. It’s over far too quickly and makes you determined to see them again as soon as possible.

There are a lot of good bands around. The great ones tell you what’s happening, grab your attention, and fire you up.

Like Peach Club, Witch Fever’s time is now.

(Witch Fever on Spotify, Twitter and Facebook. List of gigs on their Facebook page, go and see them!)

(Thanks to We Can Do It Records for a brilliant evening!)

(Thanks to Wild Blanket for permission to use his photo – more from the same night here)

Weekend listening: “Free Nightingale”

July 28, 2018

“Easier to hear than see, usually most vocal at dusk… includes fluty whistles and clicking sounds”

Thanks as always to Simon Hopkins.

Weekend listening: “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square”

July 14, 2018

Featuring the smooth & delightful guitar stylings of Mr Simon Hopkins.

Thanks to Simon as always.

Peach Club at Camden Assembly Tuesday June 22nd: their time is now ( @ppeachclubb )

July 2, 2018

Kat moves like a boxer, jaw forward, pushing into space, claiming her territory, swaying and twisting, triggered by the roar of Charlie’s guitar: brittle riffs, the sound bright black and shiny as coal, raw bare bones.

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Photo by Neil Anderson

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Picture by Neil Anderson – more pictures via the link below

I love gigs like this. A small room, a small audience. If you’re a fan you can get close. By the end Kat is off the stage and prowling round the crowd like a panther.

Peach Club: their time is now. Now is their time. Their new song “Boy in a Band”, is another push back against toxic masculinity. They claimed they messed the song up, but it sounded like an instant classic.

Peach Club’s music is available on Spotify and Soundcloud. Their next gig is the Fringe at Tramlines festival in Sheffield on July 22nd. It’s free (!). Go and see them.

Neil Anderson took a great set of pictures at the gig.


Note on “Myra Breckinridge”

June 16, 2018

Anger. Rage. Violence. Mutilation.

Where does this rage come from?

It feels like Gore Vidal is “punching down” not “punching up”.

The cold rage of Apollo.

Punishing someone who has got above their station.

What is their station?