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"Through the Cervix of Hawwah": don't judge a song by its title
By Tom Ravenscroft - 17 November 12:48

The oddly-named metal records you must listen to.

Why I wasn't in a band
By Tom Ravenscroft - 19 October 17:53

In tribute to hard-working bands, I revisit songs I didn't like on first listen.

In praise of John Fahey
By Tom Ravenscroft - 12 October 13:42

He's my favourite guitarist and I want posters for my bedroom wall.

Chinese punk and autumnal hip hop
By Tom Ravenscroft - 29 September 15:31

There must be a scene in Shanghai I don't know about.

Music that makes me smile
By Tom Ravenscroft - 24 August 10:46

New tunes by Fruit Bats and Rollo Jean.

Wild imaginings
By Tom Ravenscroft - 17 August 13:51

Ergo Phizmiz's operatic adaptation of Flann O'Brien will leave you speechless.

Riot fire must not stop the music
By Tom Ravenscroft - 10 August 14:21

The destroyed Pias warehouse contained recordings of some of the UK's best independent music.

Good vibes for your friends and family
By Tom Ravenscroft - 03 August 16:55

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog.

Music to bathe in
By Tom Ravenscroft - 20 July 19:12

Tom Ravenscroft opts for comfort over clever where indie's concerned and discovers he's an underwate

Why do I listen to so many sad songs?
By Tom Ravenscroft - 06 July 12:11

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog.

A day will come when all I listen to is bluegrass
By Tom Ravenscroft - 29 June 15:12

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog.

What I'd be playing if I weren't going to Glastonbury
By Tom Ravenscroft - 22 June 14:07

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog: listen here.

Two very different treats for your ears
By Tom Ravenscroft - 15 June 17:20

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog

Tim Key: he's a poet and he knows it.
By Tom Ravenscroft - 08 June 11:56

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog

Unknown pleasures
By Tom Ravenscroft - 02 June 12:07

Tom Ravenscroft on what to look forward to at this summer's music festivals.

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog
By Tom Ravenscroft - 01 June 17:19

Dreamy, haunted, but strangely comforting - welcome to the world of The Caretaker.

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog
By Tom Ravenscroft - 25 May 12:54

What to expect when a band you already love release a new album?

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog
By Tom Ravenscroft - 18 May 16:12

Meet Dark Dark Dark, the best band in the world (for now).

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog
By Tom Ravenscroft - 11 May 12:31

The dos and don'ts of talking at gigs.

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog
By Tom Ravenscroft - 04 May 13:24

After a holiday, I'm ready to fall in love with music again. Listen here to what I've found.

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog
By Tom Ravenscroft - 27 April 19:05

An afternoon tuned in to Britain's greatest nostalgia station.

He's a runner
By Tom Ravenscroft - 27 April 12:36

Tom Ravenscroft tries to find the perfect songs to soundtrack a jog.

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By Tom Ravenscroft - 18 April 16:47

I appear to have been made DJ to the Royal Wedding. What shall I play?

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog
By Tom Ravenscroft - 06 April 15:26

Drunk pirates or sombre storytellers? Listen here to Australia's most enchanting new band.

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog
By Tom Ravenscroft - 30 March 17:25

Free album for download; and more African guitar pop.

Sleeve notes
By Tom Ravenscroft - 24 March 13:34

Records are more fun when you can see them.

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog
By Tom Ravenscroft - 23 March 11:39

Listen here to the BBC 6 Music DJ's favourite new tracks, from Kenyan guitar pop to singer songwrite

Get folked
By Tom Ravenscroft - 03 February 11:03

Save yourself from pap pop with accordions and violins.

More than words can say
By Tom Ravenscroft - 15 December 9:42

A new generation of bands is doing away with lyrics

I have not a gram of rock'n'roll in me
By Tom Ravenscroft - 20 November 12:00

I am a potterer, a <em>flâneur</em>. I am brilliant at it, quite brilliant. I am encouraged in this