Category: Music


  • The Brenda Walsh Hatefest ’93

    The Brenda Walsh Hatefest ’93

    Television is the great pacifier, a true switch on/switch off experience. But what if there’s a character in your favourite fictional escape you absolutely cannot stand? These days, whole communities have sprung up online, massive groups dedicated to the phenomenon of ‘hate-watching’. The internet has allowed us to connect over our shared hatred of fictional […]

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  • Wogan, 1985. The Grace Jones Moment.

    Wogan, 1985. The Grace Jones Moment.

    One image has stuck to my brain from childhood, one of many, but this one stayed a little stronger and lasted a little longer. For years I remembered a figure wrapped in bandages in front of a microphone. The lights moved, the music started, and they – whoever they were – slowly began to unpeel […]

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  • Cut by The Slits

    Cut by The Slits

    Everything I learned about London came from an album called Cut by a band named The Slits. I bought it at Avalanche Records in Glesga, while at college, one eye on my work, the other on a city that always pulled at me. London needs no explanation. For me, London birthed punk. The real punk. […]

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  • Garbage by Garbage

    Garbage by Garbage

    Nineteen Ninety-Six was a year where I was slowly starting to form myself through music and art. Before that, music was something I listened to for enjoyment, something in the charts I bought because it was popular and catchy. The bands I’d inherited from my dad (The Smiths, The Cure, The Slits, Siouxsie And The […]

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  • Apathetic Fabulosity! *My years as an Electroclash fan*

    Apathetic Fabulosity! *My years as an Electroclash fan*

    While everyone else in the world infatuated themselves with The Strokes and their retro rock revivalism, I threw my lot in with Electroclash, which immediately appealed to me on the most basic of levels. The aesthetic was both shiny and tacky, reveling in it’s meretricious presentation. Electroclash was a brilliant mixture of super serious and […]

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  • Aurora Gory Alice by Letters To Cleo

    Aurora Gory Alice by Letters To Cleo

    Letters To Cleo are brilliant and this is my favourite album they did. Let’s take a quick look at how I found them – and how long I had to pause the tape to see their name in the credits!

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  • My favourite things of 2021

    My favourite things of 2021

    It’s that time of year again where everyone posts a blog about their favourite things of the years. “Things” mean different things to people, but for me it means books, music, film, TV, and moments that stick out for whatever reason. Let’s get stuck into the year we’re living through, now we’re nearly at the […]

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  • The It Girl by Sleeper

    The It Girl by Sleeper

    Britpop fascinated me while I lived through it, because I never quite belonged to it, yet somehow it filled the charts and radio playlists with guitar bands. Even as a teenager, I felt something about Britpop was a little too masculine, overly laddish, which wasn’t me at all. The entire scene, I’d later discover, was […]

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  • A Christmas Record (Ze Records)

    A Christmas Record (Ze Records)

    Ze Records was one of the hippest labels of the time. This was their attempt at a Christmas album. It’s…something.

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  • The Kim Gordon Fan Club

    The Kim Gordon Fan Club

    Kim Gordon is an idol of mine. Read on to find out why.

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