S*M*A*S*H and These Animal Men at Heaven 11/09/2015: Morning Star column 15/09/2015

IN THE comic Phonogram: Rue Britannia, they’re known as retromancers who are trying to resurrect the long-dead musical magic of the past. At London’s Heaven on a Friday night, the old punks and new wave of new wavers have come to worship the sound of 1994, in the form of S*M*A*S*H and These Animal Men.Continue reading “S*M*A*S*H and These Animal Men at Heaven 11/09/2015: Morning Star column 15/09/2015”

The Bluetones at the London Forum 24/09/15: Morning Star column 6/10/2015

AT THE pub in the back streets of London’s Kentish Town, The Bluetones — due to play at the Forum across the road — are at the next table. It’s as good way as any of knowing that a band aren’t due on stage yet. The Bluetones are back. Had they ever gone away? TheContinue reading “The Bluetones at the London Forum 24/09/15: Morning Star column 6/10/2015”

Oh but you know that we’ve changed so much since then – Japan diary pt 2 

Day four: Koenji, or dance like there’s nobody watching  The exit polls were promising. Buoyed by a fun and busy first attempt at re-Britpopping the good people of Tokyo at March’s Do You Remember The First Time, we were confident the second iteration of the club night would go just as well. We spent theContinue reading “Oh but you know that we’ve changed so much since then – Japan diary pt 2 “