Reviews Index

Peter Murphy – Dust

by Michael Hubbard

From the beginning of Things To Remember it is clear that ex-Bauhaus front man Peter Murphy has done more than just move to Turkey. On…



Dirty Vegas – Dirty Vegas


Paul Harris, Steve Smith and Ben Harris, together Dirty Vegas, have begun to emulate Moby‘s success with car ad soundtracks. Their first single Days Go...

Ellis Island Sound – Ellis Island Sound


Since leaving the ’80s retro-rock outfit The Weather Prophets, Pete Astor has reinvented himself as an ambient remixer par-excellence. For the past few years, in...

Peter Murphy @ Union Chapel, London


The Union Chapel is without a shadow of a doubt London’s most atmospheric venue. As it is also an in-service church, it has a certain...

Mixed by Jo Mills and DJ Cirillo – Sorry We Are Circo Loco!


Circo Loco at DC-10 is Ibiza’s most legendaryall-dayer. Officially the after-hours party of theisland, it’s the first club to open and the last clubto close...

The High and Lonesome – From The Playground


It’s clear just from looking at the cover of the debut album from The High And Lonesome that main man David Blayze sees himself as...

Beth Orton – Daybreaker


Norfolk’s biggest export since Bernard Matthews’ frozen turkeys, Beth Orton, appears to be on the verge of something very big in America right now. Whether...

Ben Kweller – Sha Sha


It is with some disbelief that we read of Sha Sha being 20-year-old Ben Kweller’s debut album, for from end to end this sounds like...

Darren Emerson / Tim Deluxe – Underwater Vol 1


It’s been two years since his departure fromUnderworld and, far from taking it easy, DarrenEmerson has been hard at work, running the successstory that is...

The Devils – Dark Circles


Every now and again in music you get a blast from the past. The surprise return of someone that, in their own time, was a...

Baha Men – Move It Like This


Let’s get one thing clear. Baha Men are not a new phenomenon. They’ve won a Grammy. Who Let The Dogs Out took the novelty record...

Wilt – My Medicine


An album that starts with a song as instantly memorable and full of hooks as Distortion has a lot in its favour early on. They...

The Shining @ T in the Park, Balado, Kinross


Bassists rarely find themselves in the spotlight. Yet bass player Simon Jones, previously of The Verve, along with rhythm guitarist Simon Tong, of the same...

Iggy Pop @ Brixton Academy, London


A man leaps onto the stage at Brixton Academy without fanfare. Lightsdim, the crowd screams and Iggy Pop is with us. The first couple of...

Easyworld @ Underworld


Tonight’s bill is absolutely band-packed full with artists on Easyworld’s former indie label Fierce Panda, giving the punters more new music than they could have...

Eileen Rose @ Borderline, London


Being signed to the same record label as The Strokes can’t harm anyone right now, especially someone as talented as Eileen Rose. She may look...

Wyclef Jean – Masquerade


The creative force behind The Fugees, Wyclef Jean’s two solo albums to date, Carnival (1997) and The Ecleftic (2000), were rich aural tapestries reflecting the...

The Vines – Highly Evolved


In the 19th Century, Brits thought it was a very clever idea to send all those petty criminals to Botany Bay so they weren’t a...

Oasis @ Finsbury Park, London


Liking Oasis stopped being fashionable a long time ago. Criticisms of the band are now as recycled as Noel Gallagher’s three-chord anthems from the Status...

The Bellrays @ Metro


I’m already extremely pissed and, after the day I’ve had, I’m not really in themood for any “malarky”. Unfortunately the first band up are The...

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Underworld, London


There’s more than a hint of excitement running through tonight’s audience at the Underworld, as BRMC play a packed warm-up gig on the eve of...