XTC: This Is Pop

I’m not sure how a cable network like Showtime makes a business case for financing feature-length documentaries on cult bands like XTC, but I’m certainly glad that they do because ones like 2017’s XTC: This Is Pop are really terrific. In the opening minute, guitarist and frontman Andy Partridge takes the piss out of the […]

Tom Verlaine (1949-2023)

Tom Verlaine has died. Frontman and guitarist of Television, Verlaine – born Tom Miller – was a musician and guitarist whose influence on modern rock music is immeasurable, despite his band always remaining a cult – albeit a large cult – concern. He has certainly been one of my favourite players, alongside bandmate Richard Lloyd, […]