The Psychedelic Furs ‘Made Of Rain’ – JG

The Psychedelic Furs ‘Made Of Rain’ (Cooking Vinyl) Back in the day, amidst the torrent of bands and albums that were floating around at the beginning of the 80s, opinions were very often divided. With the lid entirely lifted from the box marked ‘experimentation’, people sat in darkened rooms debating the merits of whichever new album releases were making waves at any particular moment. As … Continue reading The Psychedelic Furs ‘Made Of Rain’ – JG

A Hero’s Death / Fontaines DC – New album review by JG

Fontaines DC ‘A Hero’s Death’ (Partisan Records)   There isn’t much question that ‘Dogrel’ was a significant album highlight of 2019. Furiously energetic, the Dublin band’s observational tales of their hometown and other situations made for a significant debut, leading to a lot of media attention and a tour of the US, a record that resembled a collision between the Libertines and the Pogues and … Continue reading A Hero’s Death / Fontaines DC – New album review by JG

Cold Water Swimmers -Jon Gordon

Cold Water Swimmers From Manchester, a folksy trio that are pursuing a decidedly indie ethos and beginning to make their presence known away from their usual haunts. Jon Gordon caught up with Cold Water Swimmer’s Chris Bridgett to find out more :   How did Cold Water Swimmers form? Was there a plan or did it just happen? Carrie and Selina had a duo called … Continue reading Cold Water Swimmers -Jon Gordon

Letters from America -Dmitry Sokolenko

Americans! I would like to share with you my own, possibly misguided thoughts on flag-burning. I believe it’s not at all OK. But of course, as a Soviet playwright, I can imagine a situation when it would almost be normal. For example, if America were conquered… well, let’s say… by Mongolia or Sumeria or New Zealand or by Martians. Personally I can most easily imagine … Continue reading Letters from America -Dmitry Sokolenko

Toulouse Low Tracks – JG

Toulouse Low Tracks “Jumping Dead Leafs” (Bureau B Records) Anyone that has been listening to much electronic music from Germany in the preceding ten or so years would be aware that some of the most notable sounds of this genre have originated from within the musical collective that is based around three bands from the Dusseldorf area. Those bands are (in no particular order) Tarwater, … Continue reading Toulouse Low Tracks – JG

O + M = G – Dmitry Sokolenko

Ladies and Gentlemen! As many already know, on June 27 1977, on the territory of the USSR, my member began to grow. There were then seconds, minutes, weeks, and years of torment for me connected with its very slow growth — but then, as many already know, five years ago, it began to grow so quickly that it outgrew the World! And my organ became … Continue reading O + M = G – Dmitry Sokolenko

February 1, 1966 Hollywood The young but promising actor Ronald Reagan knocked on the door of Hedda Hopper’s home with his left hand using a secret knock. In his right hand was a bouquet consisting of 33 roses. 22 roses were red and 11 were white. “I’m glad you’ve decided to join the Committee on Hatred.” said the hostess. “You are one of the first … Continue reading

Carmen Paulino interview – Catherine Kirkpatrick – Art Spiel

Art Spiel is an online platform for highlighting the work of contemporary artists ,  including art reviews, studio visits, interviews with artists, curators, and gallerists and is based in the USA . During the Coronavirus pandemic, Art Spiel has been reaching out to artists to learn how they are coping.  We would like to thank Art Spiel once again for their generosity in allowing us to publish … Continue reading Carmen Paulino interview – Catherine Kirkpatrick – Art Spiel

Meryl Meisler – Art Spiel – Catherine Kirkpatrick

Art Spiel is an online platform for highlighting the work of contemporary artists ,  including art reviews, studio visits, interviews with artists, curators, and gallerists and is based in the USA . During the Coronavirus pandemic, Art Spiel has reaching out to artists to learn how they are coping.  We would like to thank Art Spiel for thier generosity in allowing us to publish their recent … Continue reading Meryl Meisler – Art Spiel – Catherine Kirkpatrick