English Weather, compiled by Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs. Out now via Ace Records. A double album, reviewed by Cally Callomon Labelling the disparate late ‘70s DIY hooligan spasm as ‘Punk’ was an easy catechism for our nation’s press, but they would have stumbled when it came to the collection found here on English Weather. […]
Jeb Loy Nichols – ‘Come See Me’, from the forthcoming album Country Hustle, out 17 March on City Country City. The high priest of country cool – and our very own dropper of dimes/blower of minds – is back with a great new record. And glad we are too. On a slightly tangential note, he’s […]
Jake Xerxes Fussell, from the forthcoming LP, What in the Natural World. Released 31 March on Paradise of Bachelors. There’s talk of Jake coming over to the UK to play dates in the spring. If that should happen we’ll be putting on a show. Watch this space, as they say.
This is Memorial Device by David Keenan (Faber & Faber, paperback, 304 pages. Out today and available here) Review by Andrew Weatherall On the 6th of July 1977 the chief door-kicker-in locked his manager in a cupboard somewhere in the corridors of Capital Radio, ripped up the officially sanctioned punk playlist and went on air […]
Cally Callomon pays tribute to Jaki Liebezeit, founding member of Can who died last week aged 78: Moments in time: the day the music was born and died, both flanked by two large newspaper entries. One a full paged advert in the Melody Maker, a single photo of a tiny band playing in front of […]