In this new series, Unknown Pleasures, Gary Steel makes his case for worthy but under-recognised albums and artists. Bill Pritchard isn’t a name that drips off the tongue, but this hardly known English singer-songwriter is worth writing home about.
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Sometimes, success is inexplicable. Especially when it’s tarted up in a deluxe package with endless remixes, reckons Gary Steel.
Peter Kearns continues the series in which he examines music released This Week Across Time (TWAT) with a red-eye focused on David Sylvian’s Brilliant Trees (1984).
In the first of a new series – Unknown Pleasures – where he writes about worthy but under-recognised albums and artists, Gary Steel puts his case for The Decayes, one of the great unwritten stories of underground rock.
With its risible attempt at “authentic” soul moves, Paolo Nutini’s new album has pacific Steel screaming profanities at his stereo.
Rattle is an exceptional label, but The Cut doesn’t quite make it.
Two electric guitars and loud drums make for an album that’s jazz and rock without a whiff of indulgent fusioneering.
Not all New Zealand-made music is great, writes Gary Steel.