Mia Goth in High Life, dir. Claire Denis, 2018

High Life

High Life, the first English-language film by French director Claire Denis, is far removed from the typical sci-fi tropes, such as the glorification of space exploration, praise of the human[ . . . ]

Mésange: Luke Mawdsley and Agathe Max; photo by Steve Gullick

Mésange – Gypsy Moth

Mésange are an instrumental duo formed by contemporary violinist Agathe Max (Kuro), originally from Lyon, France, and guitarist Luke Mawdsley (Cavalier Song) from Liverpool. Two years after the release of[ . . . ]

"Haress" by Haress, album cover, Lancashire & Somerset Records, 2019

Haress

Formed by David Hand and Elizabeth Still from Bishops Castle in Shropshire, Haress are a guitar duo drawing freely from blues, folk and drone musical traditions in order to create[ . . . ]

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Kogumaza – Fugues

Kogumaza, instrumental outfit from Nottingham celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, have just announced the release of their third album, a double LP titled Fugues. Officially out on 19th March[ . . . ]

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Markers – Heaven in the Dark Earth

Jason Carty and Jodie Cox, both prolific members of the London math rock scene in the late ’90s up to the early ’00s, originally met on stage when playing in[ . . . ]

Neurotic Fiction, photo: Luke Penny

Neurotic Fiction

Neurotic Fiction, a south-western outfit consisting of Jessie Pfundner, Livi Sinclair, Rory Matthews and Sean Langdon-Dark, have just released their debut album on the Bristol label Specialist Subject Records. It[ . . . ]

Grey Hairs, photo: Simon Parfrement

Grey Hairs

No feeling compares to the excitement of discovering a new outstanding band. Especially if it happens in a live context, and you are caught unprepared, wide-eyed and stupefied by the[ . . . ]

Steve Gunn with Erik Heestermans (drums) and Tommy DenNys (bass) @Cafe oto, London, November 2014 ©Anna Bajor-Ciciliati

Ways of The Master: Steve Gunn

So far known to the broader audience mostly as a former touring member of Kurt Vile‘s backing band The Violators, Steve Gunn, a formidable finger-picking guitarist, has recently taken a new[ . . . ]

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Musical releases. Part 1: J Mascis

This time, let’s talk about music. There is no way to deny that the subject has been recently given relatively little coverage on this blog. This is to be blamed on[ . . . ]

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Jarmusch revisited

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the British Film Institute is London’s temple of cinema. Its vast archives satisfy even the most refined tastes. If you happen not[ . . . ]