SATURDAY ANTHEM (15/6/19) Mungo’s Hi Fi: ‘Jump in Line Riddim.’

You wanna get the party started? Here’s Mungo’s Hi Fi. The following is lifted from Wikipedia: Mungo’s Hi Fi is a sound system based in Glasgow, Scotland which follows the original Jamaican sound system tradition. After working together previously, Tom Tattersall and Doug Paine founded the group in 2000, writing, recording, producing and performing their own brand of reggae and dub music,… Continue Reading


GIANT: ‘Catalyst.’

This is the second track released by the UK collaborative, Giant. Featuring the rapid-fire vocal delivery of rapper 24Vision and the multifaceted electronic / trip-hop band Archive, this is a five minutes long, bitter tirade, about the current state the UK finds itself in. Five minutes? Yeah – when I saw the track length, I… Continue Reading


CRYSTAL AXIS.

I have to credit this month’s issue (July 2019) of Wire magazine for prompting me to include this little piece. There is absolutely no reason why I or anybody should be surprised at the fact that punk, and metal music are popular in Africa. But it seems the case that I / we, are indeed… Continue Reading


THE GOA EXPRESS: ‘The Day.’

Helpful Hint #1 for any budding music scribe: “where does your name come from?” is not a particularly good opening gambit when interviewing a band. In fact, it’s probably best avoid the question altogether. So I’m just going to dive straight in. The name of this five -piece band from Burnley is actually a bit… Continue Reading


THE VAGARY: ‘Outta Sight, Outta Mind.’

VAGARY – definition: An unpredictable development or change of circumstances. That would seem just about right for the Amsterdam band, who after attracting a degree of attention, success and prime support slots with the likes of Pete Doherty and Kurt Vile, drifted into a prolonged hibernation. Now, almost five years later, The Vagary are back with their second album due for… Continue Reading