Political Views Get You Cancelled Now? An Ariel Pink Case Study

When Pink was dropped by his label in January following his outright support at the Trump rally, I began to wonder whether the things we associate with are beginning to become our defining attributes in a progressive but pressurising society, quick to erase the supposed wrong.  Ariel Pink’s record label, Mexican Summer, parted ways withContinue reading “Political Views Get You Cancelled Now? An Ariel Pink Case Study”

Alone – Colin Newman

Colin Newman is best known as the vocalist for the British post-punk group, Wire, but following the band’s peak of success, he released a number of solo albums. His most successfully regarded individual endeavour could be the 1980 album, ‘A-Z’, to which the song, ‘Alone’ belongs. The album wasn’t made to be liked, with itsContinue reading “Alone – Colin Newman”

Stiff Little Fingers play with an undying energy on their 2020 Vision Tour

To still have the opportunity to see massively influential, original punk bands is so special. I feel very lucky to have caught Irish Punk band, Stiff Little Fingers, in Birmingham in March on their 2020 Vision Tour, before their remaining dates were cancelled due to the current pandemic. After a couple pints of Guinness, meContinue reading “Stiff Little Fingers play with an undying energy on their 2020 Vision Tour”