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PJ Bond

Part review, part essential listening, part gig pick, so posted as a Feature… Like his home state of New Jersey, PJ Bond is a contradiction. His music is as the same time bittersweet and abrasive, melancholic and beautiful with his recorded output proving the point. Debut solo album, “You Didn’t Know I was Alphabetical” is … Continue reading

2011 odds and ends round up…

We’ve already brought you our top ten albums of the year as featured here. Now for a round up of a few things that don’t fit in such a list… So our favourite new musical discoveries of 2011 that weren’t actually new but we heard for the first time: The Good Lovelies Canadian all girl … Continue reading

2011 Albums Of The Year

Our favourite new records that we heard this year… Dolorean – The Unfazed From first hearing it back in February, it was always pretty obvious it would take something special to top this. Indeed it had to be special itself to follow up their previous effort You Can’t Win. Nothing better came. Album of the … Continue reading

R.E.M.

I was sad to read last night that yesterday my Favourite Band In The World broke up. Or at least the band i used to call that without hesitation until about 5 or 6 years. As they lost their way over their last 4 records, so to my enthusiasm waned. Indeed i haven’t even heard … Continue reading

The birth of Britpop – Suede storm The Brits

Early 1993 and Nirvana were still riding the wave of ‘Nevermind’ and readying ‘In Utero’ for release. Grunge dominated. British music needed to re-find its sense of identity. In 1992, something was stirring around London-based band, Suede. Two critically acclaimed singles came and went with little commercial success, but that all changed in February 1993 … Continue reading

Last Sunday at The Cupola

Cupola is a contempory art gallery that’s been established in Sheffield for over 20 years. They’re currently hosting live music on the last Sunday afternoon of each month, organised by Andy Whitehouse of Four Rivers Promotions. Subject to the weather it’s held in their picturesque sculpture garden, or in one of their four gallery spaces. … Continue reading

Tramlines

Last weekend saw Tramlines festival hit Sheffield for what was its third year. 2011 was the biggest yet, including over 60 venues and countless artists from here and everywhere. It’s been described as an ‘urban festival’, and compared to the likes of SXSW in style. It’s entirely free and really is a weekend featuring something … Continue reading

The story of ‘Please Please Me’ – The Beatles record their debut album

On February 11th, 1963, four young men from Liverpool gathered in EMI’s Abbey Road studios in London to record their debut album. Even though this band, The Beatles, had recently enjoyed their first taste of success, they weren’t to be treated any differently to any other chart acts of the day. The album would consist … Continue reading

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