Patti Smith-Live-London 27/01/2011

PATTI SMITH : THE CHURCH OF St. GILES IN THE FIELDS, LONDON, JANUARY 27th 2011 By Richard The Goth. There are numerous Patti Smiths: the serious literary figure who writes and speaks of how true art "sings of God" and "belongs ultimately to Him"; the evangelical missionary possessed by visions like some misplaced Joan Of Arc;... Continue Reading →

Songs To Learn And Sing – Video Villain – Fearless

‘Fearless’ By Villain. Video Villain, rose from the smouldering ashes of electro art popsters Dead Disco producing skewed sci-fi Goth-pop electronica influenced by everybody from David Lynch to Trent Reznor to futuristic B-movies such The Demon Seed. We interviewed Marie and Lucy back in 2009, (HERE) and at last almost two years on the debut... Continue Reading →

Songs To Learn And Sing – The Agitator – ‘Say No’

'Say NO!' By The Agitator With some notable exceptions,(Frank Turner, The Indelicates, The King Blues) the protest singer and protest song seem to have been strangely absent from pop culture of late, odd given the current dire political situation in the UK.  Step forward 24 year old Derek Miens, accompanied by Robert Dylan Thomas and... Continue Reading →

Songs To Learn And Sing – Slow Down Tallahassee – ‘Knees As Sweet As These.’

'Knees As Sweet As These' By Slow Down Tallahassee. Today’s song is tinged with more than a little sadness, regrettably Sheffield’s Slow Down Tallahassee, haven’t so much slowed down as stopped.  Their second album ‘Curly- Cuh’ , which arrives some three years after their much lauded début, is sadly the final stop on their musical... Continue Reading →

Thrill Seekers – Let’s Buy Happiness Interview

'Devils Show' By Let's Buy Happiness. 'Fast Fast' By Let's Buy Happiness. Let’s cut to the chase and at the  risk of sounding like an M&S advert, categorically state,  Let’s Buy Happiness aren’t just a good band, Let’s Buy Happiness are a great band.  However there has been some debate as to whether they qualify... Continue Reading →

Songs To Learn And Sing – James Vincent McMorrow- ‘This Old Dark Machine.’

'This Old Dark Machine' By James Vincent McMorrow Listening to Irish singer songwriter James Vincent McMorrow’s debut album you wouldn’t think he’d been raised on hardcore punk or found inspiration in the production of hip-hop acts such as The Neptunes and Timbaland.  His atmospheric vocals conjure up the ghost of Jeff Buckley and  today’s ‘Song... Continue Reading →

Songs To Learn And Sing – Those Dancing Days -‘I’ll Be Yours’

Swedish pop pixies Those Dancing Days, a band we first blogged about back in the pre coalition utopia that was  2007,  return with a free download ahead of their follow up to 2008's debut  'In Our Space Hero Suites'. The new album 'Daydreams And Nightmares' is  to be released on 7th March 2011. The album... Continue Reading →

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