That summer I heard a song that would change my life forever. I had never heard anything quite like it before. That song was She Bangs The Drums by The Stone Roses. From that day my life would never be the same again.
For the past 6 years I’ve been attending; what I would say, is my favourite festival in the land. The Camden Crawl and this years was something special.
I don’t like to throw the phrase ‘Next Big Thing’ around just casually like some people do, but this time next year you’ll be shouting this band’s name from every rooftop in Britain, and maybe the world.
A few months ago, I brought you The Lovely Eggs with their bouncy, humorous, anarchic and my favourite single of the year, Don’t Look At Me (I Don’t Like It). So when I was asked over for a chat, naturally I jumped at the chance!
For nearly thirty years Bill Wyman was the bass player in the biggest rock ‘n’ roll band on the planet, The Rolling Stones. He aso takes photos.
The Middle East are a folk, indie band from Townsville in Australia. I say band, but they’re actually more of a collective with members shifting and shaping over the years.
For the uninitiated, Black Lips are a punk-rock band from Georgia, USA. They’re often described as flower-punk, whatever that is? Guess that’s stoner-punk if you like?
Spectrals is the brainchild of Louis Jones and there is something spooky lurking within his tantalising songs.. something that haunts and perturbs the mind like… well, a specter I guess!
The Lovely Eggs have had me bouncing around my living room like a deranged rabbit for the past week.
Hans Island is the island in the Bruce Lee film ‘Enter the Dragon’. It is also the name of a band from Bolton. Ian Garland investigates.
Ian Garland is out on a Monday night in London to see EX-Libertine Carl Barat perform live at Koko. Read his review here
The Numanoid, the guy who’s been a huge influence to the likes of Marylin Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Basement Jaxx and of course The Mighty Boosh plays live in London. Ian Garland was there.
I’ve only heard a handful of tracks so far but from what I’ve heard they’re all total blinders, so amazing I just HAD to do a write up on them.
A musical maverick from Charlotte, North Carolina in the US of A. He’s overweight, long haired, has a beard that you could hide a small dog inside.