Category Archives: Music – Have You Heard?

Have you Heard? – (82) “Slowdive” by Slowdive

Slowdive are a band who were cast as part of the “shoegaze” movement on the early 1990s. Music in which the guitars drifted and occasionally roared, and the vocals were dreamy. Haircuts were floppy. I was not averse to this … Continue reading

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Have you Heard? – (81) “Babes Never Die” by Honeyblood

My first new favourite album of 2017 is “Babes Never Die” by Honeyblood. It was released in 2016, and I didn’t really pick up on it until the end of year reviews. Honeyblood are Stina Marie Claire Tweeddale (vocals and … Continue reading

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Have you Heard?- (80) “The Sound of Crying” by Prefab Sprout

I don’t know if you’ll all know Prefab Sprout. They are an English band, who shone brightest in the 1980s, led by singer and all-round musician Paddy McAloon. They were indie I guess, but with a touch of Steely Dan … Continue reading

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Have you Heard? – (79) “Ear to the Door” by Blue House

I’ve got a new favourite song – one of those I just can’t stop playing. And it doesn’t rock! It chugs along in a Velvet Underground fashion. It isn’t dead sad either; instead it’s a wistful reflection on a break … Continue reading

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Have you heard? – (78) “Fading Lines” by Amber Arcades

This is my new favourite album. There are five tracks I absolutely love; and the rest is good too. I had never heard of the band until I went to the End of the Road festival at the start of … Continue reading

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Have you Heard? – (77) The latest from James Blake and Frank Ocean

I’m talking about “The Colour in Anything” by James Blake and “Blonde” by Frank Ocean. I’ve been meaning to review James Blake’s “The Colour in Anything” for ages. It came out in May, at about the same time as Radiohead’s … Continue reading

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Have you Heard? – (75) “Where Boys Fear to Tread’ by Smashing Pumpkins

I’m on the tube, coming back from a few beers with my good friend Paul D. Music a big topic of conversation through the evening. He is a massive fan of Neil Young, Grateful Dead and Americana, as well as … Continue reading

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