• Best of Lists,  BritPop

    Mark’s Top Five of 2013

    Time to once again tap into my inner Cusack and reveal my Top Five Albums of 2013. 5. Antiphon¬†by¬†Midlake After the departure of lead vocalist and founding member Tim Smith, Midlake has been born again with a much more powerful…

  • BritPop,  Rock

    A Salve For All That Ails

    It had been far too long since I’d seen a show. That’s the way it is sometimes when you have kids, school and a myriad of other things that need your attention. I have to confess that sometimes music takes…

  • BritPop

    Thanks!

    As we head into Thanksgiving, I just have to give a shout out and say thanks to the Leeds band, The Kaiser Cheifs. Last summer, the band released their fourth album and it came out in the most unique way…

  • BritPop

    Widescreen Music

    As the dog days of summer wind on, my thoughts have turned to the disc that I have been obsessed with since its release last May. Pala by St Albans, Hertfordshire band Friendly Fires is an astounding record that achieves…

  • BritPop,  Magistrates

    Back…Further Back

    Towards the end of last summer, in my usual cock and balls shaft worship of each and every issue of NME, I downloaded the “Track of the Week” for August 4, 2008. More often than not, NME’s track of the…

  • BritPop,  Funk,  Indie,  Pop,  Rock,  Video

    Levi Goes *Pop*

    I was recently implored to check out Pop Levi, whose music was described to me as “Bowie meets Prince.” Ummm…sign me up! Only a year after his first full length, The Return to Form Black Magick Party, Liverpool’s own Levi…