Just Mustard – “Still”

A couple of true things about Dundalk, Ireland’s Just Mustard. One, that’s a bad band name. Sorry. Second, while a lot of adjectives apply – shoegaze, goth, electronic, industrial, post-punk – they all combine quite nicely on the band’s second record Heart Under for a decidedly discomfiting – in the best way – listening experience. […]

The Chameleons – “Dali’s Picture”

It’s a bit of an odd thing to end up being the source of news about one of your favourite bands that you’d rather be reading about than writing, but here we are. The Chameleons continue their interesting/frustrating habit of putting out new releases without going to too much trouble to let people know about […]

Wire – “One Of Us”

Object 47 – so named because it was the 47th entry in Wire’s official discography – came at an interesting time in the band’s existence. Coming five years after Send and the Read & Burn EPs heralded their return and relevance in the 21st century, it found the band in unknown territory with founding guitarist […]

Interpol / The Black EP

When Interpol’s landmark debut album Turn On The Bright Lights turned 10 back in 2012, the band marked it with a fancy-pants deluxe edition full-court press of interviews and recollections which I helpfully collated and notated last year: But time has munched on we’ve hit another nice round anniversary for a record which has, thankfully, […]

Sorry – “Starstruck”

London’s Sorry would probably bristle at being simply described as “post-punk” – their glitchy, groovy, art-rock has so much more going on than that – but there’s no denying there’s a strong through-line from their sound and the experimental aesthetic of that original ’80s scene. Plus it justifies me posting about it, so I’ll go […]