March 26, 2023

Nick Cave: North American solo tour

Nick Cave will be on tour in North America in September and October. It's just him, with Colin Greenwood on bass. Pre-sale tickets go on sale on Monday, March 27 at 10am (local time). General on sale tickets go on sale Friday, March 31 at 10am (local time). Register for pre-sale here.

Cover Me: Smells Like Teen Spirit (in Classical Latin)

Ever wondered what the Nirvana classic Smells Like Teen Spirit would have sounded like if it was sung by a bard in Classical Latin? Here's how.

Words about music (682): Joe Bonamassa

I think great music sells records, and I also think, do you want to be a reality star, or someone that actually has credibility? Because you can't have both.

Joe Bonamassa

March 25, 2023

Jumble Hole Clough: Don't Say Nowt (and other dreams)

English avant-garde musician Colin Robinson has been amassing new material for his one-man project Jumble Hole Clough. Don't Say Nowt (and other dreams) is the first of a trilogy of albums. On this one all tracks are documenting his dreams. It allows go all out with off-kilter blues Here Come The Bears! and pay a visit to Basingstoke and Legoland within the space of less than two-and-half minutes. His low, grumbling vocals are swathed in distorted guitar, eerie keyboards and pounding percussion.

Lyrically, he is all over the place, as if he was struggling to keep notes what he was dreaming about. Then again he manages to make sense the rather troubling sight of a guy opening the trunk of his car to stash the gear of the Old Bill in You're filling the back of my car with riot shields or the upside of a stay at Hotel Death of Sausage Soul. Robinson is always up for throwing a spanner in the works, just as the listener is getting comfortable. Rhythmic shifts galore, field recordings, anything to keep himself amused and the outside world slightly baffled. The next two albums will be generative/aleatoric and ambient. Once the project is done, they should be enjoyed as a Gesamtkunstwerk.

March 24, 2023

Jupe Jupe: "Open Door" video

Seattle based quartet Jupe Jupe have made a video for their latest single, Open Door: "Retro-mainstream pop meets dark wave. They are trying to point the way out of a jam someone has gotten himself into. When it gets ugly like that, there is a change that an solution gets overlooked".