Nick Soulsby is a fairly everyday bloke who hopes to stay that way while never turning the things he loves into things he must do to earn a daily crust. Nick's is the author of five books. Three of his books are focused on the band Nirvana — Dark Slivers (Running Water Press, 2012), I Found My Friends, (St Martin's Press, 2015) and Cobain on Cobain (Omnibus Press, 2016). This was followed by We Sing a New Language: the Oral Discography of Thurston Moore, (Omnibus Press, 2017). His most recent book is SWANS: Sacrifice And Transcendence — The Oral History(Jawbone Press, 2018). In 2014 Nick collaborated with Soul Jazz Records to curate No Seattle: Forgotten Sounds of the North West Grunge Era 1986-97, a release of little known and never before seen bands from the State of Washington's heyday. He also wrote the liner notes to the reissue of The Fire Ants sole 1993 EP release Stripped.
Dinosaur Jr.'s last chance to bite at the apple of fame came in late 1994 with their album, Without a Sound. This expanded edition from Cherry Red Records makes the case for hearing it free of the baggage of that alt rock era.
One of alternative rock's key statements arrived in 1993 with Where Have you Been. It receives the definitive treatment from Cherry Red Records in the second of a four album reissue series encompassing all of Dinosaur Jr.'s major label releases.
A long-overdue reissue of Dinosaur Jr.'s Green Mind from Cherry Red Records wraps a superb album in top-notch outtakes, scorching live renditions, liner notes worth the price of admission, and great artwork.
Your reaction to Sunn O)))'s Life Metal will depend on whether you prefer a reminder of what Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley do so well, or wish that they were still unlocking new potential within what the band can be.