Tag: Some Great Stuff I’ve Heard Recently

Shalosh “Onwards and Upwards”

I’m listening to a cover of ‘Take On Me’ (don’t tell me you don’t know which song I’m talking about) and I feel myself being transported. Music used to make me feel like all the time. Not so much these days. I’m getting old. And now I find that what is doing it for me […]

Favourite Music of 2018

I’m late with posting my list of favourite albums of 2018, with a sprinkling of early 2019 tracks too. I find I don’t have time to write long, flowery and descriptive eulogies to why albums are good, so instead I made a Spotify playlist. Do listen to it below and if any of the tracks […]

Some Great Stuff From the First Third of 2016

Welcome to another installment of this, an (increasingly, it seems) occasional blog in which I wax lyrical about music and artists that have caused me to wax lyrical recently. Perhaps the (increasingly, it seems) occasional nature of this blog indicates how hectic my life continues to be. As I’ve written more for Drowned in Sound […]

Some Great Stuff I’ve Heard Recently: TaRee ‘The Way I Do’

I’ve not written any of these columns in 2016. Partly it’s because I’ve been exceedingly busy. Partly it’s because I wanted to change the focus of them. For a while there back last year I wrote about almost everything that I was sent by bands, artists and PR people. I totally respect the hard work […]

Some Great Stuff I’ve Heard Recently: Andrew Wasylyk, Nova Heart, Ex Libras, Esther Joy Lane, USA Nails, Jono McCleery, Victories At Sea

Ex Libras – Woe EP Watch the lyric video for Woe below This is a special return from Ex Libras. Much fancied around the time of the release of their debut album Suite(s) and its follow up EP Cut(s), the band went off the radar for several years leading up to the release of this […]

Some Great Stuff I’ve Heard Recently: A Late-September Roundup

So, dear readers, I’ve been extremely remiss recently and not posted about any of the myriad records I’ve been sent. I bet you were having palpitations. This will be a long post. There are a lot of records to cover. As such I will be perhaps somewhat more cursory than I can be on occasions, […]

Some Great Stuff I’ve Heard Recently: A Catch Up

So, I got busy. I got behind. At some point, the sheer volume of music people who’ve read things I’ve written or who I’ve been in touch with has become huge. What’s astounded me most of all is that the absolute vast majority of it is absolutely brilliant. However, the sad and honest fact is […]

Some Great Stuff I’ve Heard Recently: Vant, Leprous, Bells Atlas, Built to Spill, Chuck Ragan & Rocky Votolato

Vant – Parasite/Do You Know Me? Double A Side Single Download the single from iTunes here Watch the video for Do You Know Me? below It’s interesting how wrong you can be about a band. I saw Vant in Northampton on their recent tour. They were very….competent. Having been supported by two local bands who […]

Some Great Stuff I’ve Heard Recently: Rainer, The Weather Station, Anthony Strong

Rainer – Water Buy the album here Watch the video For Nocturn below This is the debut album from Rainer. That it sounds far too mature, assured and confident to be a debut album is perhaps no surprise. Both of the bands’ members have been around the block several times in acts which met with […]

Some Great Stuff I’ve Heard Recently: Eska, Crazy P, Charlie Barnes, Crocodiles, Pfarmers

I’m quite behind on these posts at the moment, so apologies to the PR people who are probably chomping at the bit to hear what I have to say about their releases. This is meant to be fun for me 🙂 There’s some really interesting and diverse stuff in this post, so without further ado […]

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