Stephen Duffy, sometimes also known as 'TinTin', formed The Hawks after quitting Duran Duran just before they were signed. Tommy Gunnarsson listens to The Hawks' previously unreleased only album 'Obviously 5 Believers', and finds that it isn’t without its charm.
In our 'Re:View' section Tommy Gunnarsson reflects on a new double CD retrospective by influential early indie act The Loft.
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Tommy Gunnarsson finds something for almost everyone in Neil Innes' 1972 debut solo album 'How Sweet To Be An Idiot', which is being reissued in an expanded version.
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers examine albums from the past, Tommy Gunnarsson reviews Iionic British Marxist indiepop band McCarthy’s 1989 second album, ‘The Enraged Will Inherit The Earth’, which is being reissued in an expanded vinyl edition.
As Gene Clark's 1967 solo debut is re-released, Tommy Gunnarsson takes us through its history and its highlights.
Paraguyan brothers Joern and Dirk Wenger, known as JODI, released one album in 1971, and since then psych/fuzz collectors have been searching for more recordings. They're here now, and Tommy Gunnarsson takes us through a new collection.
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at classic albums, Tommy Gunnarson examines Bronski Beat’s seminal electro-pop classic 'The Age of Consent'
In our 'Re: View' section Tommy Gunnarsson reflects on reformed C-86 band the Wolfhounds' sixth album 'Untied Kingdom...or How to Come To Terms With Your Culture', which originally released last year on vinyl has now been reissued in a CD edition
Townes Van Zandt
In our 'Re:View' series, in which our writers reflect upon albums from the past, Tommy Gunnarsson examines Townes Van Zandt's 'lost' Nashville album, which recorded in the 1970s but not released until 20 years later, is now being re-released as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of his career
Almost thirty years after its initial release, UK label Optic Nerve is re-releasing jangly left-wingers McCarthy's debut album 'I am a Wallet' on vinyl with a lot of bonus tracks. Tommy Gunnarsson reflects on what is his favourite album ever
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Tommy Gunnarsson listens to 'The Lost Weekend', the Monochrome Set's 1985 would-be chart-topper, and also their last album during their first period as a band, which has just been re-released on CD
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Tommy Gunnarsson reflects on Francoise Hardy's 1974 album 'Message Personnel', which has been re-released in a fortieth anniversary edition
Tears For Fears
Tommy Gunnarsson examines synth duo Tears Tor Fears' debut album 'The Hurting', which has just been released in a new thirtieth anniversary edition that consists of three CDs and also a DVD
Tommy Gunnarsson looks at acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan's recently reissued second album, 'Back to Front'
Tommy Gunnarsson examines Irish singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan's 1971 debut album, 'Himself'
Tommy Gunnarsson writes about the slowly evolving impact on him of Australian indiepop trio the Lucksmiths' 1999 album 'A Good Kind of Nervous'
In the latest in our 'Re : view' series in which our writers look back on records that they feel deserve a second evaluation, Tommy Gunnarsson examines Norwegian indiepop band the Tables' debut album, 'Shady Whims and Obstacles'
In the mid eighties, indiepop was at it's height in the UK. Bands like The Smiths sold lots of records (at least in their native country), and their strong fanbase turned their gigs into riot scenes.A