Music, Venue / 24/11/2020 “Why are you doing music if it’s just to play in your room?”: A talk with Floral Image

I had the great honour of speaking with Norwich psychedelic rock band, Floral Image, in preparation for their single “Why I Leave” and subsequent music video. You can find their video on YouTube and Facebook Watch, and the single is on Spotify and Bandcamp. Floral Image consists of Fergus (guitar, vocals), Jack (Keys, vocals), Julian...

Music, Venue / 24/11/2020 Deep Cuts- Fleetwood Mac – Did You Ever Love Me

Since being formed in 1967 by the late Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac has gone through several sound changes, multiple image changes & numerous line-up changes. The most famous of which is the one that spanned from 1973 to the late eighties and consisted of Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, and Christine & John McVie....

Music, Venue / 24/11/2020 Deep Cuts-The Velvet Underground – I Can’t Stand It

Released in 1985 as a compilation of recordings made throughout the late 60s, the VU album with its ghostly apparition of a VU meter on the cover was sonically a bit out of step. Rock ‘n’ roll like that went out of fashion in the 80s. With Lionel Richie in the top spot, and REM...

Music, Venue / 24/11/2020 Deep Cuts-Elliott Smith – A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free

Elliott Smith’s ‘A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free’ is concealed quite nicely within Smith’s oeuvre. Like most of his work, ‘Distorted Reality’ is pessimistic indie-pop delving into Smith’s addiction and depression. The final track on the posthumous release From A Basement On The Hill, the song was also the last single...

Music, Venue / 24/11/2020 Live albums: An underappreciated art

One thing I miss the most due to COVID-19 is live music. The buzz of trying to guess when the act would arrive on stage, to that euphoric feeling as you walk out of the venue, your ears still ringing. Over lockdown, I’ve fed this nostalgia by listening to live music. This has made me...

Music, Venue / 24/11/2020 Experimental Norwich band Red Mar push boundaries with slew of singles

Starting with ‘Killing the Whale’ released on Halloween, Norwich-based experimental group Red Mar have began releasing a trio of singles. The second of the trio, ‘HOUND,’ released on the 22nd  of November– a couple of days after our publication– but I was given the opportunity to have a listen before, as well as getting a...

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“Why are you doing music if it’s just to play in your room?”: A talk with Floral Image

I had the great honour of speaking with Norwich psychedelic rock band, Floral Image, in preparation for their single “Why I Leave” and subsequent music video. You can find their video on YouTube and Facebook Watch, and the single is on Spotify and Bandcamp. Floral Image consists of Fergus (guitar, vocals), Jack (Keys, vocals), Julian…


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