How Lennon and McCartney Composed “A Little Help From My Friends”

The Following extract is taken from ‘The Beatles: The Only Ever Authorised Biography’ by Hunter Davies. Hunter was blessed with a fantastic opportunity to watch the most successful songwriters of all time write… Continue reading

The Top 10 Tracks of 2010

10.The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt [Dead Oceans] : Okay, so this isn’t Bob Dylan and a moniker. Yet Kristian Matsson does have a voice that ebbs and flows like… Continue reading

The BBC Book Theory: Are You Better Than Average?

The BBC believes the average citizen will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. I’m not sure how the list was compiled or on what grounds, but there is certainly… Continue reading

Experiments in Sound and Sense: Radiohead (2000-01) – Influences

III. Radiohead – Influences “I swore I saw a light come on” After the overwhelming global success of OK Computer, Radiohead was placed in the discomfited position of discovering a definitive popular music… Continue reading

Watch The Radio Dept. – Never Follow Suit

Swedish pop label Labrador is home to usually dormant The Radio Dept., a sparkly shiny indie trio whose marvellous third album Clinging to a Scheme was released in April this year. Notable dub-inspired… Continue reading

‘Monsters’ or ‘How To Make a Feature-Film On Your Laptop’

Nowadays lo-fi and independent are cool. Whether it’s in music, publishing, television or cinema, the smaller your budget and the less support you’ve received from corporate industry practice the better. In every one… Continue reading

John Lennon Remembered: The Beatles’ Experimental Songwriting

“Happiness is a Warm Gun” The idea eventually surfacing in the Beatles’ avant-garde popular music is that their language more so in sound than in sense is the material of  emotional human connection,… Continue reading