IN AN era where bands like Foals and Biffy Clyro can play to large audiences, but only after many albums and many years of working their way up the ladder, Oasis in 1996 proves LP Hartley’s dictum, “the past is a foregin country, they do things differently there”.
FROM HIS earliest days with ‘The Milkman of Human Kindness’ and ‘Between The Wars’, few artists have possessed Bragg’s ability to write songs possessing intelligent political commentary and a deep, humane, empathy.
ON CHRISTMAS Day in King Arthur’s court, a knight enters the banquet hall and offers to be struck by one of knights in the room, and in a year and a day's time the knight must find him and he will return the blow.
I AM old enough to remember when Whipping Boy were Jesus and Mary Chain wannabes, and their utter transformation a couple of years later as witnessed on a grandstanding performance on The Late Late Show.
ON THE surface, Stillwater is one of those ‘ripped from the headlines’ films. Extremely loosely (and controversially) based on the Amanda Knox saga it has already met with a lot of criticism - including from Knox herself.