“Once there was a song, the song yearned to be sung…” Thus opens Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ latest album; we begin with a reference to Elvis Presley, who is something of a recurring theme for the Australian...
Ni Ten Ichi Ryu – Photek When people think drums, they usually think rock, but electronic drumming was so important for the development of the dance scene and Photek is such a brilliant example. Ni Ten Ichi Ryu is stripped...
Norwich is considered to be a ‘fine’ city, but a relatively small one.  However, one way in which it leads the pack in East Anglia is through its music venues. The city is known for having a large variety...
For the past decade and a half, Chromatics have made throaty, whispered synth-pop albums that stick around. Compared to the rest of their esteemed catalogue, Closer to Grey is not entirely innovative, but it manages to raise the Goosebumps...
Elbow are perhaps an unusual choice for an album spotlight in Concrete Music. Rightly or wrongly, they’re not really seen as a young person’s band. On the contrary they seem to have built up a reputation of being something...
The Pixies have somehow made one of the most boring records to date. It’s disappointing that one of the most influential and pioneering grunge bands have produced a painfully middle-of-the-road muddy sludge-fest. This would be a perfectly satisfactory contribution...