The Pogues: Previously Unseen Photos 1985

More from the delightful Guy Van Steene collection. How lucky we are to get these fabulous photos of The Pogues, taken at the West End Centre in Aldershot (where Danny and I would later run The Buzz Club) on 18 March 1985. John Andrews was at this gig with Guy. I was there too! Here’s my […]

Sons of the Descent Video and Interview

Today sees the seventh release on my IndieThroughTheLookingGlass label. I’m delighted to welcome Sons of The Descent‘s wonderful track ‘Physics of Angels‘ to the catalogue. Sons of the Descent are a Scottish three-piece rich in musical history. Based in Edinburgh and Fife, Hugh Duggie, Stephen Evans and Ian White together bring a touch of independent music royalty. […]

London and Ultimate Records Part 2

1991 I went up to the weekly music press every Wednesday. Both the N.M.E. and Melody Maker were in King’s Reach Towers, Stamford Street, SE1. I’d get the tube from Camden to Waterloo and walk up from there. They were on the 25th and 26th floors. It was important to remember which was which, sometimes […]

The Buzz Club: Andy White 18.10.1986

Andy White 18th October 1986 I saw Andy White perform ‘Religious Persuasion‘ on ‘Whistle Test’ in 1986 and knew he was to be our next Buzz Club booking. In fact, we mentioned it on the flier… His debut album had just come out. Andy played ‘Religious Persuasion‘ on a roof in Belfast for BBC’s ‘Whistle Test‘, ‘Melody […]

Photographs of Dr. Calum Bartlett: 1970 – Barra pt 2

More of my Dad’s wonderful pictures of my family on holiday on Barra in 1970. You can see pt. 1 of 1970 by clicking here. Here’s me, on what will always be known as ‘Dolina’s Rock‘ to us all. The rock where my cousin Dolina would sit and play guitar and sing. This is just […]

New Music – LUMP – Laura Marling / Mike Lindsay

This is exciting. Two of my favourite Green Man artists – Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay from Tuung have recorded together under the LUMP moniker. Here from their album, due to be released on another Green Man favourite of mine – the fabulous Dead Oceans label, is ‘Curse of The Contemporary‘.