The gap between progressive rock music and prog rock is similar to the gap between a raconteur and a pub bore
Unfamiliarity breeds respect
Achieving a common goal in the most effective and efficient way.
“Hey, baby. I’m gonna make you a star”
Everything is connected
“We are the little folk! We!”
Musicians who make sad music are often happy and sensible.
“The wing and the wheel are gonna carry us along and we’ll have memories for company, long after the songs are gone”
The incredible musical achievements of John Shakespeare.
“Sooner than much later, we’ll be there, flying high above the clouds.”
Can you believe someone by looking at their eyes?
“Judy Roderick’s phrasing, tone and above all her originality are unmatched. A very important singer. Don’t miss this record.”
Hey, Ma. I do like tomatoes and this checked shirt feels great.
There are many separate paths for a singer songwriter but they all lead to The Beatles.
Carrying a torch
“I think the world needs music.”
Desire is eternal, like hope. It’s just your capacity to act on it that changes
When we don’t feel well let’s, Put on some Velvets
An accomplished package which is a stunning portrait of adolescence
An abundance of great songs
Examining my prejudices
John Peel called “I Can Take You To The Sun” the best popular record that’s ever been recorded.
“I think songs should just a brief little insight into something. It doesn’t all have to be explained”
From the sky, we look so organised and brave.
“There are no words to describe Them” (Terror, Horror, Excitement, Mystery)
“Imagine the clouds dripping. Dig a hole in your garden to put them in”
Feel the noise
Writing is an attempt to “centre” herself by recalling events from her childhood, hoping that this would help her understand who she really is.
Wolf Alice inhabit only the present tense, a fugue of the continuous, a world of sensual immediacy.
I never thought there were corners in time until I was told to stand in one
“Sometimes I feel like I’m actually on the wrong planet”
There was something in the way that she moved.
Time to stop obsessing about The Beatles
Great hair. Great clothes. Great musical taste.
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
Genius is the ability to make something complex sound simple.
The restless genius of a man who was using his creative energy to forget about the hurt.
The Beach Boys at home, surrounded by their friends.
“Neil Young’s got a sign that says, “Caution! Will bite!” He is deep and dark. He goes way deep. He’s a cave.”
A wonderful record that exceeds all expectations.
Covering a Dylan song is quite difficult because his personality is interwoven into the songs.
The sound of an inner monologue after an intense night.
Five diversions from The Unthanks’ mainstream releases
Had we stuck with unaccompanied singing then Rachel and Becky would probably still be singing in the folk clubs.
A compelling listen
The marriage of the beautiful singing of The Unthanks with the haunting magisterial sound of a brass band.
“Shipbuilding” isn’t the only song written about building ships
A musical and personal journey