Newly acquired objects of sound: July to September

It’s been a busy few months for me –  I haven’t been buying too many items, but we’ve moved home, spent time exploring the new surroundings, and we’re currently in the middle of some home improvements.  I also used the time to investigate a whole load of music that some of you have been writing…

Video Premier: Abertooth Lincoln – American White Boy

If the resurgence of right-wing populism around the globe has got you worried about humanity and looking for some visceral protest songs, then Dayton, Ohio’s Abertooth Lincoln might be your boogie board.  It’s a direct response to an “ever growing presence of hate and intolerance” in their backyard following the election of a self-proclaimed property…

Reconnect me to the beauty that I’m missin’

So, I’d been offline for a good couple of weeks, but I dare say you’ll have noticed I’m back.  I moved house, y’see.  We bought ourselves a place that we fell in love with and the change in scenery has been very welcome. The kids are settling and enjoying new surroundings – particularly the wee…

The 1984 Draft Makes Good Choices (Poptek, 2018)

Let’s talk about The 1984 Draft, eh?   They are new to me, but I’ve been listening to their Makes Good Choices album a fair bit over the last couple of weeks and I’ve decided that I like it a whole lot.  According to the press stuffs, the Deyton, Ohio four piece “channels American rock sensibilities…

Judas Touch

Bob Dylan, eh?  A poet.  A singer of songs.  An artist.  A thief.  Everyone has their own take on the man.  Their idea of who he is shaped by his music and various articles and books, etc.  Most importantly, they all have their own experiences and their own take on that old ‘what Bob Dylan…

Newly acquired objects of sound: April to June

Not much to report, but slotting the latest Sleep album in the collection (between Sinatra’s Watertown and Sons of the Pioneers) spurred this round-up of purchases from the last few months.  Consider this the hugely super deluxe edition round up with bonus CD. The exotic noir of Amore Del Tropico was an eBay find back…

We need to talk about Earthless

Before I delve back into the Flaming Lips led misunderstood reconstruction of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, I’m gonna tell you that I have been obsessed by Earthless.  There have been a few times where I’m been consumed by music to a point where genuinely obsessive behaviour comes into play, but I can honestly…