Audioscope have released a new album featuring 40 new and exclusive tracks from the likes of Four Tet, Wire, Ride, The Telescopes, Spectrum and Sennen alongside many other artists. The album is available for a minimum donation of £5 to Shelter (though you’re welcome to donate more if you like, of course!) from www.musicforagoodhome.com. You’ll also get an exclusive Beak> track ‘0898’ now, with a link to download the rest of the album. Continue reading
‘Palindrome Hunches’ will be released on November 5th and follows his forthcoming UK dates including a Sonic Cathedral show at Bush Hall in London on September 25th. Neil then heads off across the pond before returning to the UK in November for more dates. Continue reading
Talking about ‘Going Blank Again’ as an album that is twenty years old seems unbelievable. In 1992 it was the twentieth anniversary of Ziggy Stardust, Exile on Main Street and Harvest, all brilliant life changing albums but it was music made by dinosaurs. Music during much of the 1980’s had been so, so terrible and the dinosaurs hadn’t changed anything… Continue reading
Ex-Adorable lead singer Pete Fijalkowski features on a track from German Electronica artist Kratzke which is due for release next month.
The track (which is below for you to hear) is taken from the album ‘Bäume ragen in die Fahrbahn’ (which translated means Trees Looming Over The Roadway) and is described as “27 minutes with closed eyes along guardrails, under pylons, on roadways and hidden in the surrounding forests and fields”. Continue reading
This is The Loft’s first radio interview in 26 years with Gideon Coe on BBC 6 Music, broadcast live on 12th May 2011.
In the interview the band choose a selection of tracks and revisit their 1984 Radio 1 session tracks. They also talk about how they became involved with Creation Records, the recent ‘Upside Down’ film and the night they split up on stage at Hammersmith Palais. Continue reading
Alan McGee gave a great interview with Jo Whiley on Radio 2 this week, Jo was as enthusiastic as ever and played tracks by the House of Love, Primal Scream, Jesus and Mary Chain and Oasis.
In the interview they discuss the Television Personalities, the Gallaghers, the Creation years and the forthcoming film. Continue reading
Sonic Cathedral recently celebrated the Jesus and Mary Chain with a radio featuring tracks the band have either covered or cover version of their own songs. Continue reading
Jesus and Mary Chain frontman Jim Reid today appeared on 6Music’s ‘The First Time’ show.
The broadcast which lasted an hour can be listened to for the next 7 days in the UK on the BBC 6Music website by clicking here.
In the show Jim Reid talks about his influences and first encounters with music and plays tracks by David Bowie, The Beatles, Velvet Underground and The Jam. He also talks about his relationship with fellow band mate and brother William Reid and reveals the 2007 Coachella gig was the first time he had played live sober.
In other Mary Chain news, the band are cover stars on the latest edition of Artrocker which includes a free cd with a track by the band.
You can order the latest copy of Artrocker by clicking here.
Starting during the long hot summer of 1990 and ending in the spring of 1991, this chapter in Creation sees a massive drift in direction with dance explosion of the late 80’s now having a huge effect on the label. In the UK this was also a time of massive change with the Poll Tax Riot which eventually saw Thatcher get the boot, the beginning of the Gulf War and a general feeling of euphoria that the 80’s was over. Tucked away between the dance tracks are also some of the labels most famous singles by the likes of Primal Sceam, Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver and Slowdive. Continue reading