On the 30th anniversary of its release, Matthew Wand revisits Alice in Chains' debut album, Facelift, telling the story of how it came into being. In August 1990, Alice in Chains, Seattle's first successful sons released their debut album Facelift to critical and commercial success. The Oxford dictionary defines grunge as "US slang; a general term of … [Read more...] about Alice In Chains: Facelift – Setting The Tone For Grunge.
Saying that 2020 has been a bit of a rubbish year for a lot of people is an understatement. This is due to a host of reasons, as well as the well known and obvious one, beginning with C. However, we must hang on to the positives and draw inspiration from anything we can, and, as we all know, especially on this site, music regularly provides a breadth of inspiration in everyday … [Read more...] about Let’s Celebrate… Emerging Artists of Manchester
Matthew Wand delves back into the ’80s to revisit the soundtrack of cult movie classic, The Lost Boys with the vinyl reissue released this month. Officially, I hate the 80’s. I know, it's a bold statement. The excess, the indulgence, the fashion, the haircuts, for the most part, the cinema, and especially mainstream music. Music that was overproduced, compressed, shotgun … [Read more...] about ‘The Lost Boys’ Bite Back: Vinyl OST Reissued
The end of September sees a bunch of fantastic new releases from both well-established acts and up-and-coming bands. As you well know, New Music Fridays focuses on the latter, so wrap your ears around this week's choices featuring dirty rock blues, summery lofi, and 80s influenced indie. Click the pics for a listen. The Mammoths - Livin’ In Being the final single from … [Read more...] about New Music Fridays – 25th September 2020
We speak to Keith Jopling of music project The Song Sommelier whose aim is to combine playlists and artwork amidst a vinyl mentality in a bid to find out the stories behind records. Spotify and other music streaming sites have taken over the world of music. Offering an almost endless amount of tracks at your fingertips, it really has changed the way many of us consume songs. … [Read more...] about The Song Sommelier: A Taste Of Vinyl Through Playlisting
Friday has arrived, which means it's the end of the working week and the day you treat yourself to 5 new tracks courtesy of New Music Fridays! This week we jump into some indie garage rock, lofi hip-hop and fuzzy, hazy indie-pop. As always click the links to a little listen. Limón Limón - Long Distance Based around long distance relationships falling apart, Long … [Read more...] about New Music Fridays – 18th September 2020