With Skinty Fia Fontaines D.C. deliver a brooding post-punk sensual feast with a distinctly Irish flavor. Longing, alienation, and malice simmer under the surface.
Classic concert “Blurred Crusade Live” launches the Church to a place few bands ever reach, on stage or anywhere else. It’s a golden moment of transcendent ’80s rock joy.
From its very first notes, Priestgate’s debut EP maintains enough fresh personality to differentiate the band from their avowed early ’80s mentors.
Brighton post-punk/metal five-piece DITZ come out hard and dark on their debut ‘The Great Regression’, delivering an album of urgency and visceral intensity.
Quirky art-rock outfit Guerilla Toss sacrifice little of their magnificent strangeness by leaning mainstream on their Sub Pop debut, Famously Alive.
Easily among the Fall’s top two LPs and one of the finest slabs of controlled noise of the post-punk era, Hex Enduction Hour continues to kick up new dust 40 years on.
Will Sergeant’s (Echo and the Bunnymen) biography is as much a depiction of childhood in post-World War II Britain as it is a chronicle of his musical growth.
The last live performance I saw before the pandemic shutdown was Robyn Hitchcock. Watching his remote concert from my bed, I can say I enjoyed it just as much.