Thursday, 28 March 2013

Everything's cool and everything's fine

I reviewed the new Meat Puppets' album, Rat Farm, for this month's Q. Zero carping about the band's influence on a certain radio-friendly unit-shifting grunge act, plenty of dues for those sweet, country harmonies the Kirkwoods still do so well.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

The wind was sweet and smelled of home/the sea was rough and felt unknown

I reviewed Woodkid's excellently sad debut album, The Golden Age, for The Guardian. The themes - mourning yr childhood, general existential yearning, facing/fleeing adulthood through escapism, fairy tales and fantasy - are ones I totally dig, especially this year. So many end-of-an-era changes afoot, so many emotional rites of passage to traverse! I know this is all rather cryptic; Hold tight for a blog or two sometime in the near future.