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.
To celebrate the triumphant return of Ride, we’re going to revel in all that is loud, crunchy and hazy by listing the 10 best shoegaze songs from that magnificent first wave!
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.
Just over a year ago, one of the most influential and renowned small venues in the UK closed their heavy metal mirror doors for good. Alex Coates mourns.
Here comes the sound of confusion! The Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia is back and better than ever. We’re ready to have our minds blown once more.
Bass legend Mike Watt talks to FCK LDN about Iggy and the Stooges, Minutemen and his new band Cuz as he embarks on a tour across the UK.
The math rocker who came in from the cold – ex of Oceansize, Mike Vennart plays a pair of sets to prepare his two bands for the weekend’s ArcTanGent Festival.
Playing a short set in the attic above a Nottingham record store, Ultimate Painting’s poignant and unassuming music is practically perfect in every way.
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.