Articles by Jared Dix
photo: Robin Hill Casual Nun | BANDCAMP FACEBOOK Woodland Gathering is a small, independent festival held at Fell Foot Wood in Cumbria. Its identity formed from the tastes of its promoters, Birmingham’s Radio Black Forest and Manchester’s …
Lost in its own run down neighbourhood the dystopian unease of 2019 is woven deep in it’s rich, moth-eaten, tapestry. In desperate and uncertain times Warmduscher are the punky disco party band we need.
photo: John Convery Horsebastard | BANDCAMP FACEBOOK Shot once again by the estimable IMPATV here we have a blistering Supernormal set from Liverpool’s Horsebastard, one of this year’s surprise hits. For a small festival, Supernormal offers up a …
What we get here is an uncanny valley version of Emptyset. Almost like it but somehow disturbingly blank and misshapen at the same time.
A pleasingly incoherent scream of disaffection mashing together post punk and noise rock with grunge and other random scrapings.
Few bands have completely opened out and deconstructed their own process so enthusiastically while retaining their essential dark vision and abrasive sound. It makes perfect sense to see their work torn up and reassembled by kindred spirits.
photo: Robin Hill Mésange | BANDCAMP FACEBOOK WEBSITE Next up in our string of festival sets captured by the fine folk of IMPATV – atmospheric drone duo Mésange take to the Supernormal stage. A collaboration between violinist Agathe …
COCAINE PISS | BANDCAMP FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM Here come the Belgians! Don’t touch their cake! Today we’re rolling back a couple of months to a warm summer’s night at Braziers park and getting right down the front to see Cocaine Piss close out …
The sound is soft and transparent, a dreamy wander just off their usual track and down to the brighter shore, it drifts by in a warm languid haze.
Fuzzy little two minute blasts of conflicted feelings, idle dreams, strong fashion choices and tooling up to battle the undead. Like you do.
photo : Robin Hill HAQ123 | BANDCAMP FACEBOOK Here’s a treat for all ages – Haq123’s opening set from this year’s Supernormal Festival. We’re happy to say this is the first of several sets we’ll be sharing as captured by the good peo …
The front and centre wonk and distortion counter balance his remarkable knack for melodies so immediate you feel like you already know them.
Modern electronic approaches are applied to folk themes with a curiously effective lightness of touch. Particular textures and obscured meaning creating a sense of suspended time.
A collection of all six sessions Echo and the Bunnymen recorded for Peel at the BBC during their initial golden run. A fascinating pile of sketchbooks and rough drafts for the greatest band to ever come out of Liverpool.
four tracks of clammy emotional drama set to a wounded panoramic roar
As dense and intense as it can get there remains an unfailing ear for a stirring, stadium sized melody, something pumping the blood in the midst of the busy machine sound.
Tucker’s voice is so sweetly charming that the content seems secondary, washing over you in a bubbling stream of vowel sounds, somehow both emotional and affectless, open and arcane, devotional yet ordinary it makes his dense abstracted drone into approachable pop.
Drawing on abstracted photographs of weather and achieving a similar suspended state. Colourless and indirect, natural and gently mesmerizing. Everything seems to unfold with the same essential rightness as the wind moving the clouds.
strong and distant enough from the movie to work as a stand alone album of elegant piano, fluid electronica and understated post rock moods, it succeeds by finding the film’s emotional heart.
In the first of a two-part series, Jared Dix finds a circle of musical life in his overview of Birmingham’s burgeoning Supersonic Festival.
Nottingham’s premier punk rock self help group get darker on their brilliant third album Health & Social Care.