Fontaines D.C. ‘Dogrel’

So good. Everyone is writing about this Dublin band now and justifiably so, they are the real deal. This album is a classic no doubt. “We were encouraging each other to be who we believed ourselves to be all the time” – Grian Chatten, lead vocals, Fontaines D.C.. This is what the press release says….it […]

New Music: Fontaines D.C. ‘Roy’s Tune’

I posted about this Dublin band back in November last year with their brilliant ‘Too Real’ single. Since then they’ve rightfully been getting plenty of attention. Their new single ‘Roy’s Tune‘ and accompanying video, directed by Liam Papadachi and featuring IFTA (Irish Film and Television Academy) award-winning actor Dafhyd Flynn, is a quiet and soulful portrayal of a […]

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!