❉ Dowie may have left stand-up behind but his bone-dry sense of humour certainly hasn’t abandoned him, writes Andy Murray.
❉ A five-disc record of the rise and fall of the lipstick killers. So, strap on yer platforms, cake on some slap and let’s get into it….
❉ An ‘illuminating’ chat with reformed synthpop outfit Fiat Lux about their past, present and future.
❉ Legendary former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson returns with ‘Blow Your Mind’, his first album of new material in 30 years.
❉ In conversation with Suede guitarist Richard Oakes & producer/vocalist Sean McGhee aka Artmagic, on their new album.
❉ Kristin Hersh previews ‘Breathe In’ from ‘Possible Dust Clouds’ LP ahead of UK tour.
❉ “Forward thinking, aware, stately and balanced – sounds like a piece of architecture to me alright!”, writes Eoghan Lyng of Nashville-based outfit Palm Ghosts’ new album.
❉ Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets teams with Diva Dompé as Poptone.
❉ In every dream home a heartache? Ange Chan on a collaboration between Neil Arthur from Blancmange and Gazelle Twin’s Bernholz.
❉ It is tempting to consign Sky to that enduring but beige ‘easy listening’ category, but to leave it at that would be overly simplistic. There is much in here to beguile and intrigue.