20 Mothers Turns 20

Julian Cope 20 Mothers

Julian Cope’s 20 Mothers was originally released Halloween 1995. 20 years later it sounds sprightly yet poignant: a number of dark prophecies contained within the songs are only now being realised, yet a number of hopeful predictions didn’t quite come to pass.

Ride – Liverpool Academy

Ride Liverpool Academy

25 years to the day of the release of the seminal Nowhere, Ride assemble in Liverpool to make some ears bleed once more. Resident shoegazer James “Reverb” Wilkes reports.

Badly Drawn Boy – Nottingham Rescue Rooms

Badly Drawn Boy Nottingham Rescue Rooms

To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Badly Drawn Boy is playing his 2000 debut, The Hour of Bewilderbeast, in its entirety. Kicking off his tour in Nottingham, the only person more overwhelmed than our reviewer was Badly Drawn Boy himself.