Saturday, 24 March 2018

Honeyblood: :All Dragged Up (Live @King Tuts Glasgow Nov 1st)

Honeyblood in Halloween mode last year, performing the energetic and hilarious 'All Dragged Up' at home in Glasgow.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

She Makes War - Delete (Little Battles, 2012)

There is something very stark and quite shocking about this slice of electro introspection from Laura Kidd.

Listening to it now, six years later, you can see that it dovetails very nicely with the kind of work Viv Albertine was making at the same time.

Kidd is crowdfunding her new album, and hit 100% on Pledge in late January. You can follow her progress over on her website.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

The Raincoats & Angel Olsen - High And Wild

This collaboration occurred at a live gig the Raincoats and Angel Olsen played together in November 2016 in London.

One of those gigs where you think "I wish I'd seen that".

Helen McCookerybook posted a suitably enthusiastic review on her blog at the time.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Hot Brown Honey

The week before Christmas I had a particularly full on and hectic run of late nights, to the extent that I took a day off from my day job to recover. There's only so many meetings you can yawn through and I knew that my increasingly bog eyed state was likely to become increasingly apparent to colleagues as the week went on.

The first of those late nights was the show Hot Brown Honey at HOME in Manchester, a theatre show like no other.

Other shows have discussed racial stereotypes, colonialism and feminism, but not like this... It is at times hilarious, at other times moving and ultimately always thought provoking. A provocative and exciting piece of contemporary theatre that transcends genres as easily as it crosses boundaries.

My review of the show went up on The F-Word last week, and I was pleased by how well it came out.

The show had a fairly short run at HOME but I very much doubt that this is the last you will hear of the Honey's and, if you do get the chance to see the show, do. It is brilliant.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

The Flying Lizards - Her Story

One of a number of collaborations with writer/musician Vivien Goldman. Years ahead of it's time, this song features on Goldman's best of compilation Resolutionary.