Richard My bronze medal for 2018 goes to John Grant. I was having a think about why I like the solo artists that I do and … Continue reading Top tracks of 2018 #3 – John Grant, Gorillaz, Wooden Shjips, Karen O & Michael Kiwanuka
My next musical stop is Iceland and this entrancing track from Ólafur Arnalds. I think this is the first 2k video to be posted on the site … Continue reading Trans Europa Express – Day 2: Ólafur Arnalds, John Grant, Kleerup, Abba, Einstürzende Neubauten & Margaret Berger
My number one breaks the trend that tracks released at the very start of the year tend to fade away compared to more recent ones. From … Continue reading Top Tracks of 2015 – Number One: The Barr Brothers, John Grant & Eagles Of Death Metal
This will be absolutely no surprise to anyone who has heard me bang on about the brilliance of both the single and the album. My track of the year (and the decade so far) is ‘Pale Green Ghosts’ by John Grant. When Roy sent me a link to it back in January, I don’t know what the aural equivalent of my jaw dropping is, but my ears did it – my ears melted perhaps? I could describe it as Twin Peaks meets The The and Sergio Leone via Scott Walker, but really nothing else sounds like this. As Andy has … Continue reading Top tracks of 2013 – Number Ones
John Grant was on Later With Jools Holland last Friday (24 May) and was totally spellbinding. Here are a couple of tracks- you can check out … Continue reading John Grant on ‘Later’
Wasn’t The Brits the most mind-numbing yet? All very professional and that, but really about as engaging as one of those corporate events where they give … Continue reading 2013 so far – a Brits antidote.