We need more politics in music, but not poor music with a political twist, writes GARY STEEL
Is it possible for recordings to sound as good as the musicians when they performed in the studio? RICHARD VAREY has found a record company that do just that.
On the momentous occasion of the release of Aldous Harding’s second album, Party, Gary Steel digs up a revealing interview from his heaving archives.
David Elias is an acclaimed singer-songwriter. He also happens to be an audiophile and high resolution music pioneer. DR RICHARD VAREY talks to him about this rare combination.
Fancy a spot of spelunking? GARY STEEL reassesses Nick Cave.
Their fans will love it, but Future Islands’ fifth album sticks in GARY STEEL’s throat.
GARY STEEL is seduced by a seductive and gently adventurous album. By a drummer, no less.
GARY STEEL makes an indignant stand against a record that sounds like a C90 cassette tape that’s been thrown out of a car onto a gravel road and run over by 100 maniac lorries.
GARY STEEL recommends this album to all those lost souls who find life just too harsh and edgy.
Have you ever looked to musicians and their work as a pathway towards insight on life and transcendence? ANDREW JOHNSTONE on the two artists who influenced his search.
How did Soundgarden’s remixed and remastered album end up sounding so bad? GARY STEEL’s tinnitus screams his name.
Forget those monomaniacal one-genre grinders, here’s something that basks in a multi-hued excitation of genres. GARY STEEL is kind of smitten with Sinkane.