Beautiful Noise

DVDs are hardly the most collectible things these days – I wager a lot of people don’t have the technology to even play one if they wanted to – but I’ve finally gotten my hands back on one of my most precious digital video discs after a couple years where I almost wrote it off […]

Warpaint – “Paralysed”

This year’s Gang Of Four tribute album The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration Of Gang Of Four is a genuine blast, with an A-list of acts managing to be both reverent and reinventive of the source material. One of the highlights, for me, is Warpaint’s take on the opening track of the band’s second album, […]

The Cure / Live In Japan

The Top is not an especially well-regarded Cure record, but if there’s one positive, it’s that the world tour in support of it yielded this live performance at the Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo in October 1984. It was recorded and released as the Live In Japan VHS tape in 1986, the band’s first live […]

Ride’s Nowhere on #TimsTwitterListeningParty

The 30th anniversary of Ride’s debut Nowhere was technically last October, but Autumn 2020 was hardly a time where anyone anywhere felt like celebrating anything. It’s debatable how good things are a year on, but they’re definitely better, so if they want to treat the record’s 31st birthday as a do-over for the 30th, that’s […]