Ian Garland

The Stone Roses: The Third Coming

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.

The Camden Crawl 2012

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.

Ian Garland BOTW #12 The Loud

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.

The Lovely Eggs

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!

Ian Garland BOTW #11 The Middle East

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.

Ian Garland BOTW #10 Black Lips

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?

Ian Garland BOTW #9 Spectrals

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!

Ian Garland BOTW #7 Hans Island

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.

Gary Numan – Live @ The Troxy Review

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.

Ian Garland BOTW #5 – Benji Hughes

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.