No Means No are on the road again

9 Nov

No Means No are on the road again

  Punk-rockers NoMeansNo have got stamina. At least once a year they grace us with their snarling presence and perform songs from their ever-so-catchy (not to mention extensive) back-catalogue and starting tomorrow, they are hitting the road again. Included in…

Rarely Unable’s ones to watch…33

4 Nov

Rarely Unable’s ones to watch…33

For a new band, South Wales based bruisers 33 have some pedigree. Born out of the cream of local bands, 33 was conceived as a vehicle for nihilistic singalong hardcore emulating the likes of Sheer Terror, Blood For Blood and…

Little Annie unleashes video diary ahead of forthcoming tour

22 Oct

Little Annie unleashes video diary ahead of forthcoming tour

Photo credit Alice O Malley Ladies and Gentlemen, Annie is back! A bon vivant born and raised in the Big Apple, Little Annie has commenced an impromptu, digital walking tour of the city that saved her life/damaged her irrevocably and…

I couldn’t have put it better myself…Rose Kemp review on the Sleeping Shaman

22 Oct

I couldn’t have put it better myself…Rose Kemp review on the Sleeping Shaman

Every so often I find the time to write a thorough review of an album for the blog, this happened to me when I got inspired listening to Rose Kemp’s latest full length Golden Shroud for the umpteenth time today,…

Lichens at Cafe Oto in London tonight

21 Oct

Lichens at Cafe Oto in London tonight

Chicago-based musician Rob Lowe (90 Day Men, Om, Singer, Matteah Baim) demonstrates the startling, spectral grip of his mesmerising solo vehicle, LICHENS. Across two acclaimed LPs for Kranky, equally stunning collaborations with the likes of Cloudland Canyon and White/Light and…

Intern placement opportunities

11 Oct

Southern Records and Rarely Unable PR are looking for interns. Bright, passionate, committed, computer literate individuals with a good appreciation of Southern Records are encouraged to apply. We enjoy a good sense of humour too! Southern Records is a fiercely independent record…

Chrome Hoof UK tour announced this October

29 Sep

Chrome Hoof UK tour announced this October

Life of a PR – part 1 – Crass press days at Dial House

23 Sep

Life of a PR – part 1 – Crass press days at Dial House

Last Friday and Saturday I enjoyed two full days of interviews and photo shoots with Penny, Gee and Steve from Crass at Dial House. They were promoting the stunning reissue of The Feeding Of The Five Thousand which has been…

All hail! Black Breath!

21 Sep

All hail! Black Breath!

Black Breath’s brutal and infectious debut Heavy Breathing (Southern Lord) is not only rated highly in my album’s of the year, which, let’s face it, does not mean much in the grand scheme of things, but it also seems that…

Calling all inhabitants of the Big Smoke – Eric Chenaux Rough Trade East in-store and Cafe Oto show – Wednesday 22 Sept

21 Sep

Calling all inhabitants of the Big Smoke – Eric Chenaux Rough Trade East in-store and Cafe Oto show – Wednesday 22 Sept

Toronto’s prolific experimental guitar virtuoso ERIC CHENAUX will be performing at ROUGH TRADE EAST at 2pm on Wednesday 22 September (tomorrow) ahead of his CAFE OTO show in the evening. Support in the evening comes from Dead Rat Orchestra and…

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