Author: James Wilkinson

Jamie Cruickshank – I Can See Totterdown

➤   9 October, 2017, 18:00

I Can See Totterdown by Jamie Cruickshank Photo: Carolin Weinkopf I first listened to ‘I Can See Totterdown’ on a train in Northumberland. It was late in the afternoon on a perfect autumn day, the landscape was...

The National – Sleep Well Beast

➤   14 September, 2017, 16:30

For some of you (myself included) it has felt like a long four years since The National last graced us with an album. As with all of their releases Trouble Will Find Me kept giving and giving,...

The Kills – Ash & Ice

➤   3 June, 2016, 15:30

Extra curriculum spotlights of Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart have meant that it felt like this album has been an awful long time coming. Then a side bar here, and whisper there and then we have The...

The Cult Review – Colston Hall

➤   1 March, 2016, 18:30

“You see that ass? Not bad for 54 is it?” said The Cult’s shaman/frontman Ian Astbury. Not that it was something that I would normally notice, but to these untrained eyes it looked a lot younger than...

Yuck – Stranger Things

➤   23 February, 2016, 18:30

A few years ago Yuck were heavily feted by the likes of NME, they hitched a ride on some big tours and dropped several wonderful fuzzed up gems such as Rubber and Getaway. Now three years since...

William McCarthy Review – The Louisiana

➤   12 February, 2016, 09:30

Billy McCarthy always wears good hats, however the hats never stay on his head for long with tonight being no exception – in either fine choice of headwear or lasting past the opening song; and what a...

In Memory Of David Bowie, The Man Who Inspired All

➤   14 January, 2016, 09:00

Over the last few days we have listened to ‘Heroes’, ‘Life On Mars’, ‘Space Oddity’, ‘Starman’ and ‘Ashes To Ashes’ on radios, TV’s and news feeds – songs that gave David Bowie the right to his status...