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Pulp - We Love Life

Pulp – We Love Life

by Michael Hubbard

First, a little bit of history. Jarvis Cocker was rarely off the airwaves or CD players during my college days. Everyone – almost literally –…



Slipper – Zoon Sandwich


Lounge tinged jazz, jazz tinged gospel… whichever piece of the press release you believe, Zoon Sandwich sees Slipper doing with it what Moby did with...

Richard Hawley @ Dingwalls, London


Richard Hawley, at the ripe old age of 34, is slightly bemused by the reaction to his newly launched solo career. He seems to think...

Richard Hawley – Late Night Final


“Richard Hawley’s songs are from a life where classic Americana collides with true grit Northern Britain. Where big fenders and Roy Orbison rub shoulders with...

Set Fire To Flames – Sings Reign Rebuilder


Set Fire To Flames are an offshoot of near legendary experimental rock group, Godspeed! You Black Emperor! A 13 strong collective, featuring members of Godspeed...

Jah Wobble & Bill Laswell – Radioaxiom: A Dub Transmission


Groove Armada eat your fashionable hearts out. Sometime Johnny Rotten collaborator and bonkers bassist Jah Wobble gets together with jazz and dub producer Bill Laswell...

Dolly TV @ Barfly, Sheffield


Dolly TV are splendid. They look and sound a bit like Placebo and a bitlike King Adora, but with far, far, far more poise, attitude...

Fun>Da>Mental – There Shall Be Love


Earlier this year, as I swayed a few feet away from them, I was enthralled and heartened by the spirituality, tenderness and intricacy of Fun>Da>Mental’s...

Slut Freak – Rok Anthems


There’s a school of thought that claims that music should be pure escapism, an hour or so of lightweight, enjoyable music to soothe away the...

Kylie Minogue – Fever


Fresh from her fantastically bewildering appearance in Moulin Rouge as the absinthe fairy, Australia’s finest returns with her eighth studio album, Fever. EIGHTH?! How time...

Unwed Sailor – The Faithful Anchor


The rock instrumental is a much derided genre. Maybe it’s the thought of being tagged as ’70s revivalists, or maybe it’s the terror of all...

Ryan Adams – Gold


Listening to this, it’s hard to believe that Ryan Adams is only 26 years old. It’s not just the fact that this, including his now...

Anita Lane – Sex O’Clock


Anita Lane is looking good. She’s also sounding pretty good on Sex O’Clock, a collection of songs developed with long-time collaborator and multi-talented musician, Bad...

Hefner – Dead Media


London band Hefner have built up quite a cult following over the last few years. Their last album, We Love The City, was a rather...

Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – How I Long To Feel That Summer In My Heart


A few years ago, there was the usual new “movement” created by the music press. This particular movement seemed to be based on the fact...

Major Matt Mason USA – Honey Are You Ready For The Ballet


There’s always been something about the artistic and musical spirit that emanates from New York, a groundbreaking irreverence for trends visible across the genres, from...

Björk + Matmos @ Coliseum, London


Everybody’s favourite Icelandic pixie was in town for the second time in a month, this time easily selling out London’s largest theatre which is normally...

Diamanda Galás @ Royal Festival Hall, London


Diamanda Galás is not your average performer. She’s been a research scientist, a prostitute and drug addict (and carries the legacy in the form of...

Air @ Royal Albert Hall


The trouble with instrumental bands is that so often one is left with very little to look at in gigs. Air, erstwhile an instrumental band,...

Buffalo Tom – Asides From Buffalo Tom


Buffalo Tom have released rather a lot of albums, I discovered whilst scanning through the press release for Asides, so it was timely that a...

S.I.Futures @ The Monarch, London


In the Camden branch of the burgeoning chain of pub-venues that is Barfly was to be found one Si Begg, this evening known as S.I....