On Kermes, their wonderful album ‘We Choose Pretty Names’, and the gifts of youth and empathy that the best music brings Continue reading Kermes – We Choose Pretty Names
On how The Breeders blew my teenage mind, introduced me to my wife, and made one of the best albums of 2018 Continue reading All Nerve – 25 Years In Love with The Breeders
Each month Your New Favourite Old Band features a band who been around a long time, long since split up and otherwise forgotten or unfairly overlooked by music history. This month, The Raincoats.
It was Kurt and Courtney who first introduced me to The Raincoats, although not personally of course. Kurt was a big fan of the band, wrote the sleevenotes for the re-release of their self titled first album and booked them as a support band for Nirvana when the band reformed in the nineties. Courtney’s band Hole, who were my favourite band in my mid-teens, covered ‘The Void’ also from that same debut album.
Yesterday was the fourth anniversary of the death of Trish Keenan, singer and songwriter of the band Broadcast. When she died, it was the first time in a long time I had been shocked by the death of a musician. It was not just that, at 42, she seemed too young to die, it was also the means of her death. Musicians who die young … Continue reading Where you begin to colour me in