Four friends with a passion for The Libertines and The Strokes and a bunch of youthful memories – this could briefly describe Liverpool-based indie-rock band Circa Waves.
Funk is a blend of jazz, blues, gospel, rock’n’roll, soul and reggae. All these elements are there in guitarist Keziah Jones’ music. Born in Nigeria, he has lived in England since he was 8 – his father, a prominent businessman, wanted him to have an academic career; he went on to be a busker and […]
Legendary guitarist Mark Knopfler’s eight album, Tracker, starts smoothly with a mixture of waltz, jazz and Celtic music. Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes, the first song, is a lulling, nostalgic (and quite long – more than six minutes) tale of Knopfler’s youthful memories of growing up in London: “We were young, so young […]
Disclaimer: this is not your classic book review. The book, which – I will tell you straight away – is fun and worth reading, is just a pretext to introduce a good artist. She became famous around 2003 as one half of self-defined Brechtian Punk Cabaret duo, Dresden Dolls. Her artistic life had begun long before, though. Amanda Palmer […]
Some of you may remember London-based DJ Daniel Avery’s debut LP, Drone Logic, released in 2013. It was an international success, unanimously acclaimed as “mesmerizing”, “exceptional” and even defined “a benchmark for so many other dance albums to aspire to” (Dummy). 2015’s New Energy isn’t a second album (on which, however, Avery has started working) […]