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: Kodiak Island ‘Tuns of Fun at Christmas’

Our label asked us to record a Christmas song so we did! There’s a whole album of Musical Bear artists singing Christmas songs, available as a free download from this Saturday. The tracks I’ve heard are brilliant!I’ll share some at the weekend. We played a great gig in Reading last week, and we play The […]

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!  

Christine X ‘Bluetrain’ release date

So, part two of my alphabet series under the name, Christine X, has a release date. ‘Bluetrain’ will be released on December 27th. If you missed ‘A’, it is for ‘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 […]

Great Performance Videos – Part 1

It’s Friday night and I’m in a good mood, so I’ve decided to start a new section – ‘Great Performance Videos‘ and this is my first post. So wonderful. The drummer! The bass player! Gerry’s voice and gently tapping foot. The half drunk glass of orange juice on the electric piano. The music. The performances! […]