Icelandic music queen releases her ninth album, Utopia.
It’s deeply unfashionable, it’s not even on a label, and it involves guitar solos. And GARY STEEL quite likes it.
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.
GARY STEEL is seduced by a seductive and gently adventurous album. By a drummer, no less.
Finally, a record to creep out the 49-year-old child in Peter Kearns.
Peter Kearns is wowed by a record that (wait for it!) has something to say. What a change from the me-me-me generation.
It’s not so much Róisín Murphy’s singing or songwriting that distinguishes her latest, writes Gary Steel, but the sophisticated noir-electronica backing.
Gary Steel reckons there’s loads of wit and irony to chuckle at, and heaps of imagination on the smart collaboration between Sparks and Franz Ferdinand.
A nearly new regular column in which freaky Peter Kearns casts a spell on a bunch of new album releases! You’ll wake up screaming!
In this series, Unknown Pleasures, Gary Steel makes his case for worthy but under-recognised albums and artists. Gert-Jan Prins is reasonably well-known in the experimental underground, but there’s something about his “noise” music that makes it more engaging than his stylistic contemporaries.
There are elves. And a chap with a very high voice. Unfeasibly high. Oh, and glockenspiel. Sound a bit twee? Gary Steel reviews Death Vessel.
This Coach takes its good time getting where it’s going, but you never want to get off.