The best albums of 2013 so far were evaluated in Part 1 of ‘Halfway House’, and now it’s time to turn our attention to the tracks. Inevitably, some of the tracks that made telling contributions in earning their albums a place in Part 1 will be featured here, but this is a chance to familiarize… Continue reading HALFWAY HOUSE PART 2 – BEST TRACKS OF 2013 SO FAR
Right. We’re approaching the end of July now, so we thought we’d mark the occasion with a little checkpoint. This is the first part of a feature that will share our views on what’s really stood out for us on the album front in 2013. These are records that we can’t stop listening to, and… Continue reading HALFWAY HOUSE PART 1 – BEST ALBUMS OF 2013 SO FAR
In an era where two girls are more readily associated with ‘one cup’ than dirty, bass-driven stomprock, Deap Vally have exploded out of California with a sound that is always going to capture the attention of anyone who wraps their ears around it. How you adjudicate it, though, is another matter. Sistrionix is so straight-up and unabashed that questions over… Continue reading DEAP VALLY – SISTRIONIX – REVIEW: TWO GIRLS, ONE… MASSIVE SOUND?
Even now, several days after returning from Worthy Farm, I’m struggling to readjust to the reality that the world’s best festival is so far from. For 5 days a year, a pastoral area of land in an otherwise subdued rural tract of the West Country turns into a bustling metropolis with no temporal awareness. It’s… Continue reading GLASTONBURY 2013 – REVIEW