Tommy Gunnarson examines two new albums by former Young Marble Giants mastermind Stuart Moxham, the first of which 'Interior Windows' is a compilation of unreleased recordings by his project the Gist, and the second 'The Devil Laughs' on which he has teamed up with Louis Philippe once again.
Thirty albums in, Fairport Convention finally get a book dedicated to every song on every album. Tommy Gunnarsson is impressed.
The fifth instalment of Cherry Red’s impressive C box sets is here, this time focusing on the dismal pop year that was 1990. Tommy Gunnarsson is far from impressed with the music, but more so with the compilation itself.
The second instalment of the Go-Betweens anthology series is finally here, and Tommy Gunnarsson delves into a vast content of demo and live recordings, but also enjoys the band’s final three albums in their remastered glory.
Welsh guitarist Spike is back with two releases, compilation odf old tracks with Debbie Pritchard and a brand new album with Young Marble Giants’ Alison Statton. Tommy Gunnarsson finds them mostly enjoyable, but for the already converted.
The classic first five Felt albums are being remastered and reissued in new packaging. Tommy Gunnarsson takes a trip down the weird and sometimes wonderful Lawrence lane.
Townes Van Zandt
Legendary country troubadour Townes Van Zandt is being reissued again, this time with two of his lesser-known albums, 'Flyin' Shoes' from 1978 and the posthumous 2001 album 'Texas Rain' Tommy Gunnarsson still finds them very listenable and a fascinating document of this great artist
Tommy Gunnarsson finds much to recommend in J.C Brouchard's new book on 1980's indie pop band Felt which, while providing little new biographical information, instead rightly concentrates on the band’s music and recorded output
Tommy Gunnarsson looks at a new concert film from Nik Kershaw, filmed at a gig in Germany in 1984 to promote his 'Human Racing' debut album.
Toomy Gunnarsson the career of Australian trio Smudge, whose front man Tom Morgan has collaborated regularly with Evan Dando, and whose first two albums, 1994's 'Manilow' and 1998's 'Real McCoy, Wrong Sinatra' have both been recently re-released
Tommy Gunnarsson examines the career of influential American band, the Feelies, who have just had their two albums, 1980's 'Crazy Rhythms' and 1985's 'The Good Earth' re-released
Tommy Gunnarsson examines new Glasgow-based indiepop label Bubblegum Records which was formed earlier this year, and the four EPs and one album that it has already released
Herman's Hermits new DVD, a concert film which which filmed on an Australian tour in 1966, features both the original and also a modern version. While there is much to recommend in the old film, he finds a lot less so in the new version
With ther seminal one and only album 'Colossal Youth' back in the shops after a long absence and in an expanded edition, Pennyblackmusic is running again this interview from 2001 in which Young Marble Giants guitarist, organist and songwriter Stuart Moxham chats to Tommy Gunnarsson
Edinburgh-based label SL Records has been responsible for releasing some of the best indiepop in recent years, and is the home of ballboy, Degrassi and the now defunct Khaya. Owner Ed Pybus chats to Tommy Gunnarsson
The Subway Organiszation label was one of the great indiepop labels of 80's. It owner Martin Whitehead, who was also the guitarist with the band the Flatmates, talks to Tommy Gunnarsson about its spectacular rise and fall
Last year they blessed us with the fantastic re-release of The Desert Wolves complete recordings on the CD 'Pontification' . And is if that wasn't enough, they also released the excellent compilation 'The Sound Of Leamington Spa Volume One', that featured