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John Barry – Film’s greatest composer passes away.

January 31, 2011


John Barry, one of cinema’s greatest composers, has passed away today, aged 77. His passing is truly tragic and the film industry has lost one of its genuine legends. Any Bond fan knows John Barry and his more than considerable contribution to helping create that cinematic legend. His scores for eleven of the James Bond […]

Hero & Leander – Live review.

November 22, 2010


I was lucky enough to catch the truly wonderful Hero & Leander when they played The Enterprise in Camden last Friday. I’ve mentioned this fantastic six-piece on these pages before, but they certainly warrant another mention, because this is a band you really do have to catch live. Hero & Leander have a palpable enthusiasm […]

Michel Gondry – The master of the music video.

October 31, 2010


As The Green Hornet is due to hit our screens this January, I thought it might be a good time to look back over the brilliant work of Michel Gondry. Michel Gondry might be an Academy Award winning director, best known perhaps for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but to me it is his […]

Songs for September – Rock out to the September playlist.

September 7, 2010


Feeling in the mood for some rather more “classic” rock this month after last month’s White Stripes/Black Keys love fest. It’s almost impossible to pick one song from the likes of The Rolling Stones, Bowie, Zeppelin, The Faces and The Who, but I’ve given it a go. Anyway, I hope you enjoy listening to this […]

August Playlist

August 2, 2010


So, it’s been a while since I put a playlist together. Here’s a few tunes that have been playing in my head and in my house over the last few days. This should give you some idea as to where my head is at! The Black Keys – Your Touch The White Stripes – Blue […]

Shine a light for Hero & Leander.

July 5, 2010


We’re probably all familiar with the ill-fated lovers Hero and Leander, and here is a band worthy of a moniker that conjures up the tragic romanticism of their story. They produce quirky, fun, summery songs with just a hint of melancholy, in the vein of Architecture in Helsinki, Camera Obscura or perhaps Belle and Sebastian. […]


March 17, 2010


Okay, so this month’s playlist is a tribute to the fantastic Australian independant label Modular. I’ve pretty much liked everyone they’ve signed, and been lucky enough to see a lot of these artists play live. There’s an eclectic mix, but it’s all good. Enjoy. Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage Jonathan Boulet – A Community […]

January Playlist

January 20, 2010


This month I’ve chosen a few tracks to keep you jumping. Get What You Want – Operator Please Pictures – Sneaky Sound System Ghosts Have The Best Time – The Panda Band If I Ever Feel Better – Phoenix Paper Planes Feat. Bun-B & Rich Boy –  M.I.A. Throw Some D’ceptacon – Rich Boy Vs. Le […]

Vinyl revolution.

January 20, 2010


I was recently down at my mum’s house, cleaning some of my things out of her attic, when I came across a box of my old vinyl LPs. Flicking through them, I was transported back to a time when I’d eagerly await a new release, trekking down to a suitably monikered trendy record shop, its […]