John Mulvey

End Of The Road, Matthew E White, the New Age revival, some other stuff...



End Of The Road, Matthew E White, the New Age revival, some other stuff...

I guess there are probably worse jobs to return to after a fortnight’s holiday. I arrived back in the Uncut office yesterday to be greeted by a big pile of new releases, which I’m still picking my way through. Currently playing: Track Two of Damon’s reissued “Song Of A Gypsy” – “Generally regarded,” it says here in the press release, “as one of the finest privately-pressed psychedelic rock records” of the late ‘60s. We shall see.


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Belle And Sebastian at End Of The Road 2013 – review



Belle And Sebastian at End Of The Road 2013 – review

David Byrne & St Vincent at End Of The Road 2013 - review
Ethan Johns at End Of The Road 2013 - review
Eels at End Of The Road 2013 – review
Parquet Courts at End Of The Road 2013 – review
Mike Heron & Trembling Bells at End Of The Road 2013 – review
William Tyler at End Of The Road 2013 - review

Belle & Sebastian might not have surprised anyone with their last two albums, 2006's The Life Pursuit and 2010's Write About Love, but it seems their fans' love for them is growing even deeper - these two are their highest charting records, in the UK and America.


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William Tyler at End Of The Road 2013 – review



William Tyler at End Of The Road 2013 – review

Belle And Sebastian at End Of The Road 2013 - review
Ethan Johns at End Of The Road 2013 - review
David Byrne & St Vincent at End Of The Road 2013 - review
Eels at End Of The Road 2013 – review
Parquet Courts at End Of The Road 2013 – review
Mike Heron & Trembling Bells at End Of The Road 2013 – review

One of the highlights of this weekend's Uncut Tipi Tent is almost certainly William Tyler's performance on Sunday afternoon. It's hot and dry in Dorset, and Tyler's dusty, crystalline solo guitar pieces are the perfect counterparts.


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Mike Heron & Trembling Bells at End Of The Road 2013 – review



Mike Heron & Trembling Bells at End Of The Road 2013 – review

Belle And Sebastian at End Of The Road 2013 - review
David Byrne & St Vincent at End Of The Road 2013 - review
Ethan Johns at End Of The Road 2013 - review
Eels at End Of The Road 2013 – review
Parquet Courts at End Of The Road 2013 – review
William Tyler at End Of The Road 2013 - review

Mike Heron of The Incredible String Band has teamed up with Trembling Bells a number of times over the last couple of years - in fact, I saw them almost exactly two years ago to the day at London's Vortex Jazz Bar.


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In praise of Upstream Color



In praise of Upstream Color

Shane Carruth’s Primer was one of those debuts that appeared to come out of nowhere, much like David Lynch’s Eraserhead or Darren Aronofsky’s π.


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Michael Bonner

The Rain Parade, the Dream Syndicate, the Bangles: a Paisley Underground playlist



The Rain Parade, the Dream Syndicate, the Bangles: a Paisley Underground playlist

As part of the Mazzy Star piece I wrote for the new issue of Uncut, I dug around a little in David Roback’s formative years as a member of The Rain Parade - one of the key bands of the Paisley Underground.


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Editor's Letter

Dave Edmunds at 70! Happy birthday, boyo!


First of all, there was the somewhat staggering recent news that Captain Sensible was about to turn 60. Then a few weeks ago, Nick Lowe was 65. And today, it turns out, Dave Edmunds, Nick’s former best mate and partner in Rockpile...