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Tom Fogarty



Layabouts are a no-nonsense Madrid-based heavy rock/punk act. Tom Fogarty chats to singer Javi C at a show in London about Layabouts' strict musical ethos, their three albums and future plans


Tom Fogarty talks to Norwegian noise rockers Arabrot at a Halloween show in London about their new album, 'Solar Anus', and recording with its producer Steve Albini


Nine Below Zero

Tom Fogarty reflects on overlooked early 80's act Nine Below Zero, whose first two albums 'Don't Point Your Finger' and 'Third Degree' have just been re-released in double CD editions

Hazel O Connor
John Carpenter

Tom Fogarty enjoys 1980 cynical cult film ‘Breaking Glass’, which starring Hazel O’Connor and about a punk band's rise to fame, has just been re-released in a collector’s edition on DVD
Tom Fogarty examines four new releases from Shakespears Sister, the art rock project of former Bananarama singer Siobhan Fahey, and which include a reissue, two previously unreleased albums and a collection of remixes
Tom Fogarty examines horror director John Carpenter's iconic film scores, ‘Halloween II’ and ‘Halloween III: Season of the Witch’, which have just ben re-released in a limited vinyl only edition

Live Reviews

Soho Hobo

Tom Fogarty watches controversial all-female grunge rockers L7 make a triumphant return after a twenty year absence at the Electric Ballroom in London
Ton Fogarty at the Soho Theatre watches the Soho Hobo, which is the moniker of London musician Tim Arnold, play an evocative and moving set of material from his forthcoming debut album about life in his local neighbourhood of London
Tom Fogarty watches Madrid-based punk band Layabouts play a fantastic set in a rare UK show at the Lexington in London

Favourite Albums

Heavy Metal Kids

In our 'Re: View' column, in which our writers examine albums from the past, Tom Fogarty reflects on 'Kitsch', the 1977 third album from the Heavy Metal Kids, whose singer the late Gary Holton was one of the stars of the classic television series, 'Auf Weidersehen, Pet'


Kula Shaker
Brian James
Buster Shuffle

Uplifting fifth album and first record in six years from 90's group, Kula Shaker
Exuberant latest studio album from punk pioneer and former Damned member, Brian James.
Slow-burning third album from energetic Cockney ska outfit Buster Shuffle, which finds them abandoning some of their former playfulness for a newfound maturity and sense of direction
Exuberant yet dark long-awaited fourth album from Glasgow electro pop trio, Bis

Gilbert Linley
Maison Neuve

Mellow second album of superb experimental rock from Gilbert, the project of London-based musician and Engineers drummer, Matthew Gilbert Linley
Wistful and enigmatic debut album from French band Maison Neuve, who sing in both English and French
Flawed and self-indulgent, yet also impressive lush-sounding guitar music from Corridor, the project of Los Angeles-based musician, Michael Quinn
Eclectic and passionate second album from rising Madrid-based band the Layabouts, which incorporates together among other things elements of punk, 50's rock 'n' roll and heavy rock

Wild Mercury Sound
Twilight Singers

Intelligent and confident third album from Nottingham-based experimental and instrumental group, Souvaris
Dynamic debut single from surprisingly polished teenage guitar act, the Wild Mercury Sound
Strong combination of both the highbrow and the lowbrow on fifth album from Norwegian noise act, Arabrot
Confident and energetic, yet somewhat restrained first album in five years from New Orleans indie rock act the Twlight Singers

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