B is for ‘Bluetrain’ Christine X

Part two of  the alphabet series by my experimental musical alter ego, Christine X. A was for ‘Aldershot’ and B is for ‘Bluetrain’.  Bluetrain is the band I was in from 1987 – 1988. Even in that short time, we had a few line up changes. We released one 12″ on Dan Treacy’s (of the […]

Best New Music in 2018

2018 has been a cracking year for new music and new discoveries for me. Here’s a selection of the artists and tracks I’ve fallen in love with and written about over the last twelve months. Back in January I posted about Phoebe Bridgers. The first track released from her wonderful ‘Stranger In The Alps‘ album. […]

New Music: Everyone You Know ‘Our Generation’

These are gonna be massive. I’m convinced. Absolutely brilliant. Half brothers ‘from outside London’. Both of these tracks are from the ‘Cheer Up Charlie’ EP. They play tonight at Miranda, Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. If you’re going, you will have an awesome time I’m sure!  

New Music: LUMP ‘May I Be The Light’

Here’s the new single from LUMP – the musical collaboration between Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay (read my little interview I recently did with Mike here). Not only is this a fabulous piece of music, I notice that this wonderful video was directed and animated by Beth Jeans Houghton. She’s a talented lady. She was […]

New Music: Christine X ‘Aldershot’

I released a solo instrumental album, ‘Eurocentric‘ under the guise Christine X fifteen years ago . The album got a couple of 4 star reviews in the d.j. and electronic music press. I am about to follow it up with a new Christine X project. I will be releasing one track for every letter of […]

New Music: Fontaines D.C. ‘Too Real’

This is fantastic.   From Dublin. They’ve just signed to Partisan Records and will be supporting Shame on tour. Speaking about the visuals in the new accompanying video, director Hugh Mulhern, says it is made up of “low-brow visuals inspired by Buster Keaton, James Joyce, The Dubliners and Jim Henson to discuss high- brow ramblings […]