Iterations: Echo & The Bunnymen’s “The Killing Moon”

It’s probably a sign of aging when one’s favourite song from Echo & The Bunnymen’s 1984 opus Ocean Rain transitions from the dramatic and brooding “Killing Moon” to the elegant and elegiac title track. I’m not saying I’m there now, but I’m not saying I’m not. There’s enough love in my heart for both tracks. […]

Siouxsie & The Banshees’ Kaleidoscope on #TimsTwitterListeningParty

Going back to the #TimsTwitterListeningParty well, and get used to it because there’s been lots of great stuff there. But I shall be judicious. Here, we’ve got Siouxsie & The Banshees’ 1980 record Kaleidoscope with commentary from drummer Budgie. He made his recording debut with the band on this album alongside new guitarist John McGeoch, […]

Girls Names – “The New Life”

Belfast’s Girls Names traded in fairly on-the-nose post-punk – adjectives like “mournful”, “cold”, “dirgey” could equally apply to the vocals, guitars, drums, or synths – but when it clicked it evoked the best of the genre and they were at the top of their game on their 2013 album, The New Life. Their other albums […]