Cultural Capital
06 November 2014
Nuanced and moving.
07 February 2013
Backing into the spotlight.
08 November 2012
Copendium: an Expedition into the Rock’n’Roll Underworld Julian Cope Faber & Faber, 736pp, £...
Music and Performance
26 July 2012
Toby Litt on Elizabeth Fraser.
30 May 2012
The Flame Alphabet Ben Marcus Granta Books, 304pp, £16.99 I found Ben Marcus’s first book, The Age of...
29 March 2012
Will Oldham on Bonnie "Prince" Billy Edited by Alan Licht Faber & Faber, 400pp, £15.99 Oh,...
01 December 2011
Björk, take me back
24 October 2011
I write songs for singers. Rather, I write lyrics for composers to use for making songs - but, in my head, there is...
10 October 2011
The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s Peter DoggettThe Bodley Head, 432pp, £20I can't be the only...
08 August 2011
Submergence J M LedgardJonathan Cape, 208pp, £16.99"Kismayo, Somalia, 1200 hrs." To open a spy story with a...
18 July 2011
No Off Switch: an Autobiography Andy KershawSerpent's Tail, 432pp, £18.99“Ali Farka Touré" - if you were a...
10 February 2011
The Quay Brothers: Into a Metaphysical Playroom Suzanne Buchan, University of Minnesota Press, 296pp, £18.50What is the...
Music and Performance
02 August 2010
There exists a parallel universe in which I am happily giving Electric Eden an absolute rave. This, I say, is a...