New Tribute To The Smiths Released

For Smiths fans whose dedication goes beyond the recent remastered box-sets, then a new, long-in-the-pipeline, tribute album on American Laundromat Records might just fit the bill. Following in the footsteps of past ALR compilations saluting the songbooks of The Cure, Pixies, Kim Deal and Neil Young (as well as an already Smiths-linked … [Read more...]

Flipsides & Otherwise: FAO #14

The bleak midwinter is a funny time for music critics. With end-of-year polls to devise, the last trickle of one annum’s releases and the advance sniff of the next one’s new wares all colliding with Christmas shopping and seasonal sloth, there’s plenty to be lost around the turn of another twelve months on the planet. Hence, the need to round-up … [Read more...]

Flipsides & Otherwise: FAO #3

With the musical format wars raging ferociously between bands, fans, record labels and the Internet, it seems like all curious forms of physical artefacts are sticking their heads gingerly but defiantly above the parapets. With this latest FAO instalment, we look at three attempts to bravely resuscitate the undervalued and ego-less ‘split-single’. … [Read more...]