Interview: Buffalo Tom

I remember buying the self-titled debut album from Buffalo Tom the very day it was released from that once-great record emporium, Rhythm Records in Camden Town. That record still gets healthy attention from the deck, especially ‘Sunflower Suit” which still has this middle-aged man jumping around like Vedder. Thirty-years later and I’m sat here enjoying … Continue reading “Interview: Buffalo Tom”

Track premiere: Viking Moses “Clown School”

Brendon Massei, aka Viking Moses, has been writing, recording music since he was a teenager. He’s toured with Deer Tick, Scout Niblett and Nat Baldwin of the Dirty Projectors. Strongly lyrical, his songs are played out through tunes that flirt with pop, soul and Americana, all strung together with a unique pulsing guitar, and by … Continue reading “Track premiere: Viking Moses “Clown School””

Interview: Aimee Mann

If Stewart Lee is the comedian’s comedian, then Aimee Mann is the songwriter’s songwriter. The Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning singer is a hugely observant student of human behaviour, drawing not just on her own experiences to form the characters in the songs but tales told by friends, and her new album ‘Mental Illness’ (which you can now stream … Continue reading “Interview: Aimee Mann”

More Townes Van Zandt reissues due next month

January 1st 2017 marked the twentieth anniversary of the death of the Texan troubadour Townes Van Zandt, and the ongoing Charly Records reissue campaign of his catalogue continues with the release of two more of his albums on Friday February 24th: “Texas Rain” and “Flyin’ Shoes”. All original Poppy and Tomato albums which Van Zandt recorded at … Continue reading “More Townes Van Zandt reissues due next month”