Quietness today is a hand-drawn DIY gig flyer on a wall of Carling Academy listings expensively printed on matt laminate card. Play me one more chorus of idiot landfill indie, its sound and fury signifying nothing, and I’ll choose silence.
I knew we were on to something special when the Viking thunderclap started up. The rest of the time – those sad, negligible 362 days of the year when we’re […]
In which the poet looks back with some glee at the first four of that month’s live performances
It is 16 May 2016, a Monday afternoon. I am in a field in a remote part of rural Lincolnshire, just behind a potato warehouse, juggling an array of digital […]
As long-time followers of my music will know, the football has found its way in here and there. Most obviously there’s The Ballad of Phil Jevons – my tribute to […]
Early this year I gave an email interview for a Spanish website called Shook Down. It was quite an unusual interview because it was about one song: The Ballad of […]
I’m not one to fetishise gear. I don’t know enough about technical stuff to hold forth on the virtues of the gold-plated stereo jack, the double humbucker, and the Bigsby […]