“At the advent of the WGT festival, catching The Jesus and Mary Chain was my highest priority. The Reid brothers, Jim and William, are internationally-acclaimed figureheads, but also local heroes for a Paisley boy like myself who grew up around scheme rats with Dads with their records.”
“Despite a career recording and producing household-name acts like The Strokes and Regina Spektor, ‘Sleep on the Radio’ is Gordon Raphael’s first full-length album, the first one with his songs and his name on the front cover.” (Interview & album review by Adam Carrington) Check out Gordon Raphael & the Half Full Flashes @ Leipzig’s Ilses Erika, Thu 10 May.
“There is a curious weight of pure potential in situations like this.”
“If you’re looking to get silly, press play and call your momma / Cos you’ll be stayin’ out late for a swampy revolution.” Review and photo gallery: The Dawn Brothers at So&So, Leipzig.
“Any genre of music named after a one-syllable grunt is not trying to be clever. The objective of Oi! is purely visceral, to be a soundtrack to a pressure release.”
Camera have made a name for themselves playing spontaneous concerts on the streets of Berlin, with some having dubbed these DIY performances “guerilla concerts.” They’re coming to UT Connewitz on 4 March. To get to know them a bit, read this interview.