The Cure – “Burn”

I’m old enough to remember seeing the original The Crow in theatres – a cool movie, but not a good movie – and also the ubiquity of the soundtrack, which opened with what I think is now regarded as one of The Cure’s greatest non-album tracks, “Burn”. It’s the 30th anniversary of the film – […]

The Chameleons – “Where Are You?”

While fans have been blessed with a steady stream of archival releases, live documents, and reissues it has been almost a quarter-century since there’s been new music from The Chameleons proper: 2021’s Why Call It Anything?, which the band – reunited after after 15 years – managed to write, track, and tour before in-fighting and […]

Bloc Party – “Two More Years”

Despite being perfectly timed to do so, I didn’t really participate in the initial wave of hype around the mid-aughts UK post-punk revival, and it remains one of my music blogger regrets because I would come to really love some of those records, not least among them the first Bloc Party record, 2004’s Silent Radar; […]

The Cure, live at Primavera Sound, Buenos Aires – November 2023 and São Paolo – December 2023

Last year, The Cure managed the remarkable feat of staging a world tour in support of an album that hadn’t been and still hasn’t been released. It wrapped in South America with an itinerary that included headlining slots at four Primavera Sound festivals, including Buenos Aires, Argentina in late November and São Paolo, Brazil in […]

The Chameleons / Tony Fletcher Walked On Water

With the confirmation that the current lineup of The Chameleons is in the studio recording new music, let’s take a quick look back at the release that was supposed to be their fourth album following 1986’s Strange Times. But as is typical in the stories of bands who are doomed to be under-appreciated, fate intervened. […]