Was it Noel Gallagher that wrote on Fade Away. While we're livingThe dreams we have as children fade away. I've always felt the poignancy of this lyric especially as I got older and felt at times that my dreams had indeed gone forever. Well sometimes they don't, sometimes if you're (mostly) 5 middle aged blokes … Continue reading The Shed Project – The Curious Mind Of A Common Man – Album Review
I make no apologies for writing again about The Shed Project. When a band or artist continues to raise their own bar, repeatedly with each release or each decision they make, it needs to be documented and it needs to be shared. So, without sounding sycophantic, the Sheds have done it again and this might … Continue reading Single Review – The Shed Project – My Life
If you've ever been in a band and wanted to do a gig, what were your plans? Somewhere small and local? Was it difficult to even get a gig? How about getting anyone to come along to watch? Family and friends probably will attend but paying punters? Yeah, tricky isn't it! Well, if you're in … Continue reading Sent to us from Bolton – The Shed Project/DDE’s/Northern Revelation- The Phoenix Club
Just like lambs n chicks n easter eggs! Spring is a busy time for new releases, where artists get their new work out to the masses before engaging on tours and festivals during the Summer months. This Spring in no different and whilst gigs start to be confirmed and some festivals get the go ahead, … Continue reading The Hot List – Spring vibes in da area!
Every new music scene always has a few bands that totally represent the fans, the masses, the community that supports them. They defy the snobbish music industry and their packaged and carefully marketed acts. They aren't forced on us. They are chosen by US. Bands like The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Oasis all chosen to … Continue reading Hot Track of The Week – The Shed Project – Feel My Love
So here it is - something many of us had asked for, for years and years. A solo album from one of THE greatest soul voices this country or any country have ever produced. The release of this album was supposed to be a huge celebration, a time when the singer was finally paid her … Continue reading Album Review – Denise Johnson – Where does it go
I've probably been in love with WOT for about 30 years now - it's an unrequented love but its a love nonetheless. It all started back in 1990 - Madchester was at its peak and us indie kids latched onto anything from Manchester looking for the next big thing. Gary Crowley I think first played … Continue reading My Love For – World Of Twist
I'm just a music fan - just someone that loves music and anyone involved in it - the following is an introduction I had typed up in giddy excitement a month ago when Denise Johnson, Yes Denise Johnson had agreed to be interviewed by little old me for a piece to be launched at the … Continue reading My tribute to Denise Johnson…
More stuff from my archive. I'll post up more individual parts of this on my twitter page as well. But enjoy the days of yesterday.
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
Ever wondered how big the roses were back in the day. They were in smash hits. That's how big. Here's some stuff from my archives. Various magazines etc from 89 onwards. I have more but size is difficult (ask my wife). Anyway adore at your leisure. Spike Island Smash Hits Reviews and tings https://open.spotify.com/artist/1lYT0A0LV5DUfxr6doRP3d?si=l3ahgHgIS56a8JytuGLDvQ