Dead Can Dance
Anywhere Out Of The World: The Unique Vision of Dead Can Dance
The term 'unique' is often bandied about, for all the various distinctive signature work through the ages, but still, music that might best be summed up - and watered down - by 'transcendent, classically infused, hyper-ethereal...
Rhode Island Odyssey
Belly’s website didn’t exist before the band’s announcement, in early 2016, of their reunion. At the top is the band’s logo, surrounded in a circle by eight birds in flight; not phoenixes denoting rebirth, but a continuation of the “small plastic animal models” that drummer – and Belly graphic ‘director’ – Chris Gorman still favours...
Lush's announcement of their first shows in 20 years has a different ring than comparative band reformations because of what brought them to a halt. Sure, there were attendant stresses of relentless touring and recording (especially during the 'format wars' of the Nineties, with the demands for all those B-sides), management teams lacking in empathy, complicated by their record label's own internal strife - and this on a band that struggled to believe in their own abilities.
Not To Disappear is the second album released by Daughter, and features the three singles ‘Doing The Right Thing’, ‘Numbers’ and ‘How’. In collaboration with the BAFTA-nominated Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, and writer Stuart Evers, the band released three respective short films for the tracks.
Searching For Heaven
For almost a decade, the relationship between 4AD and Cocteau Twins was so intertwined that it's still hard not to think of one without the other rearing its immaculate head...
The Rickety Fence That Separates Barbarism and Civility
Doolittle original biography draft, 1989.
Evolving from the ashes of punk, inspired by peers and numerous films, In Camera came about as a result of like-minds and musical solidarity…
Red House Painters
Beds, Rollercoasters, Bridges and Beaches: A Retrospective
I still have the C100 Memorex cassette that he gave me. There are two San Francisco phone numbers (one “day”, one “eve”) and the name “Mark”...