A Catalogue of Woe Reviews

It’s been six months since t.k. bollinger and that sinking feeling released A Catalogue of Woe. A feat that my blogging brain has not, as yet, celebrated. Rather than bore you with slanted insiderisms, I thought I’d post a few quotes and links to reviews from the States and Europe […]

Naked Despair

As those linked to us on the facebook juggernaut may know I have a show coming up on the 20th of December, but what you may not know is that we are also working on 3 albums at the same time: the ongoing covers collection “The Roots of Despair”; the […]

Review: Farewell the Fabled Horses by dirtbird

I have been a fan of Dirtbird since I first heard them play the Guildford Blues and Roots Explosion in 2007. There is something about David M. Lewis’ song writing that demands attention, and this new album is no exception. For those unfamiliar with Dirtbird let me paint you a […]

Betting on Your Dying Day Video

The other day I was having my regular coffee and philosophy rap with my friend Matthew Engert. Matthew has been threatening to make a music video for one of the tunes I’ve been recording with my band, that sinking feeling, for a long while. But on this day, once the […]

What is a protest song?

Protesting, in its original form, was a positive affirmation made in one’s defence – to testify one’s truth. Truth, with its tendency to point the finger at shysters, by its very nature, is often unpopular. And pop music, I think we can all agree is full of shysters. That is […]

Album Review – Harmony by Harmony

This album is a watershed and a new bench mark in the blues. A seamless meshing of modern and vintage sounds, that is faithful to a number of mistresses — demure, delightful and dangerous. Blending soul, indie, avante and noise-rock it is born from lips which have been wrapped lovingly […]