Anyone who's seen Watt-Roy play bass with the Blockheads, before or after Ian Dury, will know what a star he is.
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Sunday 18 November 2012
Generous, creative – and still groovy after all these years
Sunday 11 November 2012
Once upon a time in the Near Country
Saturday 13 October 2012
Each new Donald Fagen album is like trading in your old car for a new version of the same model.
Sunday 08 July 2012
Six albums down the line, Dirty Projectors – aka David Longstreth and his band – show no signs of settling into any one formula.
Saturday 07 July 2012
Another older black talent supported by younger artists – here, indie stalwarts Jon Spencer, The Mekons and The Sadies – Andre Williams is a renegade r'*'b spirit who remains, in his seventies, as scurrilous as ever.
Saturday 07 July 2012
Husband-and-wife team Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman have many associations with the folk scene, notably with Lakeman's brother Seth and Roberts' fellow South Yorkshire siren Kate Rusby.
Sunday 24 June 2012
The music on this box-set reissue of three albums from the 1970s evokes what Michael Tucker, in his excellent sleeve essay, calls "floating tenderness".
Saturday 16 June 2012
For most performers, a jazz album would be an excursion into uncharted waters; but for Neneh Cherry – daughter of free-jazz trumpeter Don Cherry – it's more of a return to her roots in the feisty Eighties punk-jazz outfit Rip, Rig + Panic.
Tuesday 08 May 2012
Jazz has a lot of people in her life who seem eager to big her up, which is handy because there are several reasons why she might need a boost. The very least of them curiously is Jazz's size, the result of an unspecified form of dwarfism.
Saturday 28 April 2012
Jeb Loy Nichols's work has secured critical acclaim but not commercial success, a frustrating equation reflected in his frequent switches of label.
Monday 23 April 2012
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 4 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile