❉ It’s Lawrence’s ball, of course, and his newfound freedom since the group’s dissolution resulted in a more freewheeling Felt, the subject of this second set of “revisitations”.
❉ Any fan of Oi should go out and buy this set, writes Brad Shepherd. There are some classic Oi anthems here, with top notch musicianship – these tracks really deliver.
❉ For their 31st studio album, Hawkwind have collaborated with songwriter and conductor Mike Batt on a series of orchestral manoeuvres.
❉ Stephen Graham revisits Neil Hannon’s sixth studio album, deep into the twenty-first century.
❉ In releasing Raindances, Esoteric Records have captured a wonderful body of work from one of the most interesting and adventurous prog-folk outfits of their time.
❉ Throwing blues, gospel and nu-soul into the mix, ‘Zinc’ is a remarkable debut album from a major talent and an obvious future star.
❉ Ange Chan profiles the ‘London Irish’ singer-songwriter, and looks ahead to Linda’s forthcoming EP launch gig next month.
❉ Ken Shinn pays tribute to “unashamed jesters of British Ska”, celebrated in a new boxed set released today.
❉ Let’s be upfront about this from the start – this album is EXACTLY what you’d expect from the guy who co-wrote most of LAMF.
❉ Eoghan Lyng talks with the co-producer of The Who’s last grand statement, released 40 years ago today.