Five Musical Talking Points

1). ‘Pretty Beat Up’ by the Stones is the *actual* sound of too much cocaine.  Sums up the 80s.  Remember the helicopter at the start of Oasis’s ‘Be Here Know’ (the song was the seven minute ‘D’You Know What I Mean?’)?  This song is that song, for this band. 2).  Yeasayer’s album isn’t as strongContinue reading “Five Musical Talking Points”

Unsigned Music – Swede Mason

I got something through from Glasswerk after a special request to Jack Cook to ‘give me something interesting’. Well, do you all love Neighbours? I used to watch it loads. A guy from New Cross has reworked famous Neighbours deaths into ambient and dance tracks. He’s called Swede Mason and he’s reachable at swedemason atContinue reading “Unsigned Music – Swede Mason”

The Scala, Kings Cross – The Comedy, Soho – Monkey Nuts, Chalk Farm

Scoot, who plays lead guitar in the band that Joe is in, mentioned he’d heard of Cardiff-based The Rebecca Riots.  I think it’s because he goes to Wales to see his girlfriend Tild, but they are very good.  Here’s their website, and I’d recommend ‘Seroxat Babies’, partly I suppose because of the chorus and partlyContinue reading “The Scala, Kings Cross – The Comedy, Soho – Monkey Nuts, Chalk Farm”