Flowered Up – A 30-Year Weekender

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This article first appeared in issue 3 of the excellent Speakeasy Fanzine that I recommend you all subscribe to. Baggy – A term that for a while made music fans snigger – wasn’t it all a bit naff – all that funky drummer beats, wah-wah guitars, baggy clothing (natch) and the drugs – Oh it’s … Continue reading Flowered Up – A 30-Year Weekender

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Album review – Finer Times in Other Worlds – Crimson Bloom

Ah the difficult second album - something of a legend in music or is it just a myth? Whilst some bands release such a magnificent first album its almost impossible to follow (The Stones Roses), other bands take it in their stride (Oasis), some release an even better album after a dodgy start (Blur, Radiohead). … Continue reading Album review – Finer Times in Other Worlds – Crimson Bloom

Single of the week – Connected – Crimson Bloom

It's fair to say that each week picking a SOTW is tough, but this week in a week of great releases one track stood head and shoulders above the rest. Connected is a cover, a cover of a well known dance/rap song from early 90s Brit rappers Stereo MCs. A brave choice, foolhardy some would … Continue reading Single of the week – Connected – Crimson Bloom

Interview with…Matt Mead – Flowered Up – A Weekender’s Tale

This is really about the great London band of the early 90's Flowered Up - a band of rowdy kids from Camden Town who led by the charismatic Liam, and including a bald guy dressed in a leotard with a flower round his neck (hard to believe) inspired us lost kids of London, to get … Continue reading Interview with…Matt Mead – Flowered Up – A Weekender’s Tale