❉ Costume changes? Check. Incredible staging and light show? Present. A mixture of songs old and new? Yes.
❉ Strange, surprising, thrilling, funny, impenetrable and accessible, this is a practically perfect Fall album.
❉ Former Mansun frontman Paul Draper releases his long awaited debut solo album this summer.
❉ A bruised Brian Wilson may have stood down from the helm after Smile but he was still hugely gifted and capable.
❉ We review the Save Soho champion’s Roundhouse gig, and chat 1-2-1.
❉ A female folk Nuggets, from one of music’s most fertile periods.
❉ Distant echoes of lost transmissions, wreathed in the music of the spheres.
❉ The Skids, Scotland’s finest New Wave export, are resoundingly back.
❉ Pet Shop Boys announce ‘Catalogue: 1985-2012’, a landmark series of reissues of their Parlophone studio albums.
❉ Psilocybin-fried space rock… must be the spirit of the age.