John Howard’s 21st and latest single, a cover of Nick Drake’s From the Morning, will be available to download from next Friday, 1st December.
Spearmint triumphantly bowed out of their latest chapter at London’s Water Rats on Friday. The ‘jukebox’ gig, billed as the band’s last for a couple of years, saw the full span of Spearmint’s career covered in a set chosen by an online fan vote.
Here’s all the information you need to know ahead of Spearmint’s final gig for a couple of years tomorrow at London’s Water Rats venue…
Steve Pilgrim and Danny Thompson: no, not a new Viz cartoon, but a pair responsible for one of the most enjoyable musical 55 minutes of the year at Putney’s intimate Half Moon despite both being used to backing the stars at far larger arenas.
Peach Club don’t like to make things easy for reviewers. You get the feeling that even the most savage, cutting criticism would be water off a duck’s back to combative frontwoman Kat Revell and Norwich’s 21st Century riot grrrls.
Out now, 8/10
I’ll be honest, like many Paul Weller fans, I’ve known who original Jam guitarist Steve Brookes is for some time but have never quite got round to seeking out his solo work. All that changed with the release at the start of the month of his fourth album Hoodoo Zoo, recorded at Weller’s Black Barn studios, featuring the Modfather on two tracks, plus Ben Gordelier who plays percussion on most and Black Barn resident producer Charles Rees behind the desk.
Brixton’s rising synthpop star Loop has today released her latest single Maybe I’m a Liar.