Die Slow

[Refrain: Strick] I gotta tell you that you'll die tonight You go against these people, you gon' die slow, die slow [Intro: Young Thug & Strick] We out in Italy on the water (Slime, what's going on? It's feeling like they won) Me and Strick recordin' (Gotta get back up,…

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Are You Listening? Festival 2021 : Reading – live review

Are You Listening? Festival, Reading 9th October 2021 Keith Goldhanger continues his month of visiting towns providing multi-venue all-day festivals. This week he reports on the annual Are You Listening? Festival held in Reading. It’s only been a month or so since our last visit to Reading but the rescheduled…

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Rich Nigga Shit

[Intro: Young Thug & Young Nudy] Juicy (Yo) Nav-y Yo Pi'erre, you wanna come out here? (Ayy) [Chorus: Young Thug & Juice WRLD] Rich nigga shit, calamari (Ow) I done pump faked on a split, I'm so sorry 1996 Benz, Tyler Perry 1996 rims like Atari (Ayy, ayy) Brown diamonds…

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Saint Etienne: Foxbase Alpha 30 years on

St Etienne Foxbase Alpha Martin Gray casts a retrospective look at the era-defining debut album from Croydon’s finest eclectic pop alchemists.   Good grief, is it thirty years already that Foxbase Alpha, the astonishing debut long player from Saint Etienne, made its first appearance onto the world? Evidently so, it seems.…

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Easy On Me

[Lyrics from IG Live snippet on October 9th] [Verse 1] There ain't no gold in this river That I've been washing my hands in forever I know there is hope in these waters But I can't bring myself to swim When I am drowning in the silence Baby, let me…

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Michael Grecco, US punk and post punk photographer – interview

Photographer and filmmaker Michael Grecco was in London recently, exhibiting at Photo London in support of his book Punk Post Punk New Wave published last year, which documents the music and club scene in ’70s and ’80s Boston, including previously unseen iconic photos of artists like The Clash, Adam Ant,…

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Alabama 3 – Interview with Rob Spragg aka Larry Love

  I’m a terrible procrastinator. Alabama 3’s publicist contacted me weeks ago, saying that Step 13, their new album, was out 24th September and asked if I’d like to interview them. (For the uninitiated, Alabama 3 are probably most famous for Woke Up This Morning, The Sopranos theme song). I’ve…

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Magic Roundabout: Up – album review

Magic Roundabout: UP Third Man Records Vinyl available here 8/10 Eighties ‘lost’ Manchester band Magic Roundabout finally release their debut album of unreleased songs on vinyl and it’s a treasure trove of glorious Velvet’s inspired experimental drone says Wayne AF Carey… Magic Roundabout have always been a mystery to me…

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Colosseum: Trading Boundaries, Fletching – live review

Colosseum Trading Boundaries, Fletching 11th September 2021 Jazz-rock heroes return to the stage after a six year absence. Louder Than War’s Craig Chaligne reviews. Founded in 1968 by drummer Jon Hiseman and tenor sax player Dick Heckstall-Smith following their departure from The Graham Bond Organization, Colosseum enjoyed tremendous popularity in…

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