Articles by John Mulvey http://www.uncut.co.uk/author/John%20Mulvey en The 32nd Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-32nd-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Such has been the drooling media focus on Kate Bush this week, it might be tough to imagine British music journalists listening to anything else these past few days. I'm not, in fairness, exempt from the hysteria: here's <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/reviewed-kate-bush-hammersmith-apollo-august-27-2014" target="_blank">my review of the second Before The Dawn show</a>, in case you missed it (or avoided it) yesterday.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/08/nathan-bowles-nansemond-cover-lr.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-32nd-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:06:24 +0000 John Mulvey 20716 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Arcade Fire cover Bo Diddley during Chicago gig - watch http://www.uncut.co.uk/arcade-fire-cover-bo-diddley-during-chicago-gig-watch-news <p>Arcade Fire covered iconic blues artist Bo Diddley during their gig in Chicago on August 26.</p> <p>Diddley - who passed away in 2008 - was synonymous with the Chicago blues scene, and Arcade Fire paid tribute to the legend by playing his 1957 song 'Who Do You Love?' during the first of two shows at the city's United Center. Click below to watch fan-shot footage of the cover version, which is the latest in a long line of similar performances during Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' tour, seeing the band covering artists in their hometowns.</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/arcade-fire-cover-bo-diddley-during-chicago-gig-watch-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:06:13 +0000 John Mulvey 20715 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Echo And The Bunnymen announce November UK tour dates http://www.uncut.co.uk/echo-and-the-bunnymen/echo-and-the-bunnymen-announce-november-uk-tour-dates-news <p>Echo And The Bunnymen have announced details of UK tour dates in November and December as well as a one-off gig in Liverpool in 2015. </p> <p>The band released new album 'Meteorites' in May and will start their tour in Brighton on November 25 before gigs in Sheffield, Glasgow, Nottingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Holmfirth, Newcastle and Birmingham. </p> <p>Following the dates this year, the band will then play a homecoming show at Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall on February 20.</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/echo-and-the-bunnymen/echo-and-the-bunnymen-announce-november-uk-tour-dates-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:04:49 +0000 John Mulvey 20714 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Production issues delay latest Paul McCartney Archive Collection releases http://www.uncut.co.uk/paul-mccartney/production-issues-delay-latest-paul-mccartney-archive-collection-releases-news <p>Paul McCartney's re-releases of Wings albums 'Venus And Mars' and 'At The Speed of Sound' have been delayed by six weeks.</p> <p>The reissues were originally supposed to come out on September 22 as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, following similar reissues of 'Band On The Run', 'McCartney', 'McCartney II', 'Ram' and 'Wings Over America'. However, the records will now be released on November 3 "due to production issues". No further information about the delay has been released.</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/paul-mccartney/production-issues-delay-latest-paul-mccartney-archive-collection-releases-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:02:05 +0000 John Mulvey 20713 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Reviewed: Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo, August 27, 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/reviewed-kate-bush-hammersmith-apollo-august-27-2014 <p>There is a song on "Aerial", Kate Bush's eighth and possibly best album, called "Bertie". "Here comes the sunshine," it begins, "Here comes that son of mine/Here comes the everything/Here's a song and a song for him." Nine years later, here, perhaps is a show for him: an unexpected comeback; a ravishing absurdity; a launchpad for his theatrical aspirations. Our pleasure may, to some degree, be collateral.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/08/img0357.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/reviewed-kate-bush-hammersmith-apollo-august-27-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:32:20 +0000 John Mulvey 20712 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Inside the new Uncut... http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/inside-the-new-uncut <p>Vile day here in London, improved to some degree I'd hope by the arrival in UK shops of the new edition of Uncut. It has Nick Drake on the cover, as you probably know if you're a subscriber and your copy arrived over the weekend.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/08/uncutoctspreads260814w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/inside-the-new-uncut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:57:43 +0000 John Mulvey 20702 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 31st Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-31st-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Some logical excitement here this week about the impending Leonard Cohen and Aphex Twin albums; in the event you've missed it these past couple of days, you can hear Cohen's superb "Almost Like The Blues" further down this blog.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/08/earth-primitive-and-deadly-artwork.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-31st-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:30:09 +0000 John Mulvey 20694 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The return of The Aphex Twin, and Caustic Window http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-return-of-the-aphex-twin-and-caustic-window <p>Last year, Warp Records embarked on a campaign for Boards Of Canada's "Tomorrow's Harvest" comeback that was notable for its obtuseness. Unmarked 12-inches were hidden in record stores, strings of numbers and inexplicable broadcasts were strewn enigmatically across the internet. At one point, I recall some talk of red moons and feverish online triangulations pointing to a bookshop near Edinburgh as the centre of the universe. It was all fun, and the album at the end of it all was great, but perhaps it wandered a little off course as it went on.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/08/aphextwin180814w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-return-of-the-aphex-twin-and-caustic-window" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:56:27 +0000 John Mulvey 20687 at http://www.uncut.co.uk “When the sun goes down, it’s different here.” An interview with Hurray For The Riff Raff http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/when-the-sun-goes-down-it-s-different-here-an-interview-with-hurray-for-the <p><em>This is the full text of my interview with <strong>Hurray For The Riff Raff</strong> in New Orleans, that appeared in the print edition of Uncut a couple of months ago. I've added a lot of music to listen to as you read; not just by Alynda and the Riff Raff, but by some of the other New Orleans musicians who are critical to the story.</em></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/08/riffraff040414w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/when-the-sun-goes-down-it-s-different-here-an-interview-with-hurray-for-the" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:50:12 +0000 John Mulvey 20651 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 30th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-30th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Another issue in the bag yesterday, which'll be in UK shops on August 26, and which features, if you're in the mood for guessing games, someone who's never been on our cover before.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/08/bishop-nehru-mf-doom-om-mp3.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-30th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:23:27 +0000 John Mulvey 20634 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Richard Thompson, Television, Chris Forsyth and a pretty amazing playlist... http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/richard-thompson-television-chris-forsyth-and-a-pretty-amazing-playlist <p>As you've hopefully seen now, this month's issue of Uncut has a revealing piece about Richard &amp; Linda Thompson's "I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight", timed to tie in with that great album's 40th anniversary and its vinyl reissue, plus a burst of Thompson activity that includes a show at the End Of The Road Festival at the end of the month. "It is what it is and I like what it is," he calls the album in the piece, somewhat self-effacingly, "and there's a lot of stuff out there that I've done that I like less. That being said, it sold about 30 copies."</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/08/richardthompson110814w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/richard-thompson-television-chris-forsyth-and-a-pretty-amazing-playlist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:42:52 +0000 John Mulvey 20627 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 29th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-29th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>After a week away, I've been catching up these past few days, and also trying to remember what I talked about before I went on holiday. Best place to start, maybe, is the <strong>Natalie Prass</strong> record that <strong>Matthew E White</strong> has been sitting on for well over a year (he played me some of it at Spacebomb in March 2013). Fantastic song, which I described on Twitter as a kind of nuts Anita Baker/Willie Mitchell/Feist/Charles Stepney thing with a beat that would've been samplefood for Dre 15 yrs ago. Sticking with that for now. Also the red kite feather we found on holiday in Avebury feels serendipitous.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/08/in-the-orbit-of-ra-final-cover-web-rgb.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-29th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:39:06 +0000 John Mulvey 20612 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Introducing… Tom Waits: The Ultimate Music Guide http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/introducing-tom-waits-the-ultimate-music-guide <p>Tom Waits, as you probably know, is right about most things and amusingly duplicitous about most others. He is not, though, infallible. In October 1985, NME's Gavin Martin met Waits at a diner on New York's Lower West Side, for an interview squeezed in between Sunday babysitting duties and a visit from the in-laws.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/08/tomwaitscover040814w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/introducing-tom-waits-the-ultimate-music-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 05 Aug 2014 08:41:06 +0000 John Mulvey 20602 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 28th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-28th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>There's a song on this new <strong>Purling Hiss</strong> album, playing again now, that sounds more or less like "Debaser" played by <strong>Dinosaur Jr</strong>. Along with the intensely spirited debut by <strong>Mary Timony</strong>'s <strong>Ex-Hex</strong> and a comp of the pre-<strong>Beachwood Sparks</strong>, <strong>Sebadoh</strong>-indebted <strong>Further</strong>, it feels a little like College Rock revisited week. Deep late '80s/early '90s vibes, good times etc.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/07/ex-hex-rips.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-28th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:08:38 +0000 John Mulvey 20543 at http://www.uncut.co.uk White Fence, OOIOO, Ty Segall, other stuff... http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/white-fence-ooioo-ty-segall-other-stuff <p>One of the many privileges and occasional disorientations of working for a monthly music mag is that we hear some music so far ahead of release that it can be easy to forget when the albums actually come out. So while the world of <strong>Ty Segall</strong>-related projects might have moved on here to the monstrous <strong>Wand</strong> album (out on Segall's God imprint in late August), it's instructive to remember that Segall's own "Manipulator", which we've had for a while, isn't out 'til then, either.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/07/wfooioo210714w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/white-fence-ooioo-ty-segall-other-stuff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:46:19 +0000 John Mulvey 20534 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 27th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-27th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>A bit of a manic week, for various reasons, not least the fact that we've finished two magazines: the next issue of Uncut, which should be coming your way on July 29; and an Ultimate Music Guide dedicated to the genius of…</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/07/purlinghissweirdonmini.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-27th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:14:24 +0000 John Mulvey 20525 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Reviewed! Neil Young & Crazy Horse, London Hyde Park, July 12, 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/reviewed-neil-young-crazy-horse-london-hyde-park-july-12-2014 <p>It is hard to tell where <strong>Neil Young</strong> and what we can just about call <strong>Crazy Horse</strong> end their main set in Hyde Park, Saturday night. "Rockin' In The Free World" has spluttered to a conclusion, of sorts, and the band appear to have left the stage. Then, you notice Young remains amidst the debris, pointing agitatedly at the word printed across his new t-shirt: "EARTH".</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/07/neilyoung270612w01-1_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/reviewed-neil-young-crazy-horse-london-hyde-park-july-12-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:43:33 +0000 John Mulvey 20506 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 26th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-26th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Last week, just as I was finishing off the <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-25th-uncut-playlist-of-2014-3" target="_blank">25th playlist of the year</a>, the new <strong>Steve Gunn</strong> album arrived. This week, the last-minute radical guitar hero is <strong>Chris Forsyth</strong>, whose first studio album with the <strong>Solar Motel Band</strong> is absolutely killing it as I type.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/07/pob-15-sg-wow-front-jacket.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-26th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:29:37 +0000 John Mulvey 20488 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Jeff Tweedy interviewed: "This is the biological reason why Hell exists." http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/jeff-tweedy-interviewed-this-is-the-biological-reason-why-hell-exists <p>I've been playing the new <strong>Jeff Tweedy</strong> album, "Sukierae", a good deal these past few weeks - or, I should say, the new Tweedy album, since these quietly wired tracks are, strictly speaking, collaborations between the <strong>Wilco</strong> man and his eldest son, <strong>Spencer</strong>. I'm slowly beginning to think it might be the best studio album he's been involved with since "A Ghost Is Born".</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/07/wilco070714w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/jeff-tweedy-interviewed-this-is-the-biological-reason-why-hell-exists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:12:25 +0000 John Mulvey 20482 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Reviewed! Jack White live at the Hammersmith Apollo, July 3, 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/reviewed-jack-white-live-at-the-hammersmith-apollo-july-3-2014-0 <p>What strange music <strong>Jack White</strong> makes these days. At the end of this hot, compelling, tempestuous show, he stands triumphantly on a monitor, guitar held high above head like the hammer of Thor, every inch the conquering stadium rocker.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/07/jack-white-outside.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/reviewed-jack-white-live-at-the-hammersmith-apollo-july-3-2014-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:13:53 +0000 John Mulvey 20471 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 25th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-25th-uncut-playlist-of-2014-3 <p>One of those weeks when the office playlist is taken to a whole new level at the very last moment, thanks to the arrival this morning of the new <strong>Steve Gunn</strong> album. A couple of previously redacted records can now be revealed, too, as the new efforts by <strong>Ryan Adams</strong> and <strong>Goat</strong>…</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/07/goat-commune.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-25th-uncut-playlist-of-2014-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:41:27 +0000 John Mulvey 20463 at http://www.uncut.co.uk “Old Glastonburys never die, they just move to their own field...” http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/old-glastonburys-never-die-they-just-move-to-their-own-field <p>Sunday night I was not, I must admit, watching <strong>Kasabian</strong> on the BBC’s coverage of Glastonbury. Instead, I was… well, gripped would be the wrong word, but somehow compelled to watch every last hideous minute of the match between Greece and Costa Rica, a game that acted as kind of evil payback for all the good football karma this World Cup has accrued. Applying this logic to rock music, a friend pointed out, I probably should have been watching Kasabian, too.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/07/uncut-glasto12.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/old-glastonburys-never-die-they-just-move-to-their-own-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:07:14 +0000 John Mulvey 20442 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 24th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-24th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Lots to dig into this week, not least a song to sample from the <strong>Hiss Golden Messenger</strong> album that I’ve been alluding to for so long. Strong <strong>Ronnie Lane</strong> vibes there, perhaps. Among some biggish new entries here, some lesser known names to check out, too: <strong>Jennifer Castle</strong>; <strong>75 Dollar Bill</strong>’s weird adaptation of desert blues; the new <strong>Blonde Redhead</strong> album that increasingly feels like their strongest in an age; and <strong>Hurray For The Riff Raff</strong>, magnificent on <strong>Letterman</strong>.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/06/c88cbb16.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-24th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:51:14 +0000 John Mulvey 20411 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Clapton, Mary Chain, MacGowan, Minutemen, Hurray For The Riff Raff... Inside this month's Uncut http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/clapton-mary-chain-macgowan-minutemen-hurray-for-the-riff-raff-inside-this- <p>When Graeme Thomson sent us his interview with <strong>Eric Clapton</strong>, it was not, to be honest, quite what we expected. We anticipated a poignant chat about Clapton’s old friend <strong>JJ Cale</strong>, to tie in with the forthcoming tribute album, “The Breeze”. As it transpired, though, the album was just a jumping-off point for one of the most unexpected and revealing Clapton pieces most of us can remember.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/06/augmagspreads.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/clapton-mary-chain-macgowan-minutemen-hurray-for-the-riff-raff-inside-this-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:28:17 +0000 John Mulvey 20395 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 23rd Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-23rd-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>I suspect I wasn’t the only one who, last night, came out of the World Cup rabbit hole to discover that <strong>Gerry Goffin</strong> had died. As has become a slightly weird but nonetheless heartfelt tradition – a public display of mourning and taste, I suppose – I posted a favourite song onto Twitter: the <strong>Byrds</strong>’ version of “Goin’ Back”.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/06/goffin-thumb.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-23rd-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:32:43 +0000 John Mulvey 20378 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Grateful Dead and the ultimate "Dark Star" http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-grateful-dead-and-the-ultimate-dark-star <p>It’s not a situation I could have predicted 20 years ago, I’ll admit, but there’s a point I reach quite often on Friday afternoons when all I really want to hear is <strong>The Grateful Dead</strong>. As default, I’ll cue up something from 1972 – the Wembley Empire Pool set from that year, say – mention it on Twitter, then receive a lot of static from my Dead friends who see me as something of a lightweight for clinging so conservatively to that year.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/06/dead160614w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-grateful-dead-and-the-ultimate-dark-star" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:05:42 +0000 John Mulvey 20357 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 22nd Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-22nd-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>After the <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-best-albums-of-2014-halftime-report-part-one" target="_blank">Best Albums Of 2014: Halftime Report</a> business earlier in the week, it’s good to push on today with a bunch of very fine new arrivals, many of which you can hear at least tracks from below.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/06/ty.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-22nd-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:58:51 +0000 John Mulvey 20338 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Best Albums Of 2014: Halftime Report Part Three http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-best-albums-of-2014-halftime-report-part-three <p>Yesterday, after I posted this list of my favourite albums of 2014, I received a few messages complaining that there were too many Youtube and Soundcloud clips embedded here, preventing the page from loading properly. Forgive the repetition, then, but I thought it worth reposting the list as three separate blogs; hopefully it’ll work better this time…</p> <p><a href="http://www. uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-best-albums-of-2014-halftime-report-part-one" target="_blank">Previously: The Best Albums Of 2014: Halftime Report Part One</a></p> <p><a href="http://www. uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-best-albums-of-2014-halftime-report-part-two" target="_blank"> Previously: The Best Albums Of 2014: Halftime Report Part Two</a></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/06/index_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-best-albums-of-2014-halftime-report-part-three" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:38:28 +0000 John Mulvey 20328 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Best Albums Of 2014: Halftime Report Part Two http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-best-albums-of-2014-halftime-report-part-two <p>Yesterday, after I posted this list of my favourite albums of 2014, I received a few messages complaining that there were too many Youtube and Soundcloud clips embedded here, preventing the page from loading properly. Forgive the repetition, then, but I thought it worth reposting the list as three separate blogs; hopefully it’ll work better this time…</p> <p><a href="http://www. uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-best-albums-of-2014-halftime-report-part-one" target="_blank">Previously: The Best Albums Of 2014: Halftime Report Part One</a></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/06/70531ede-620x350.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-best-albums-of-2014-halftime-report-part-two" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:37:11 +0000 John Mulvey 20327 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Best Albums Of 2014: Halftime Report Part One http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-best-albums-of-2014-halftime-report-part-one <p>Yesterday, after I posted this list of my favourite albums of 2014, I received a few messages complaining that there were too many Youtube and Soundcloud clips embedded here, preventing the page from loading properly. Forgive the repetition, then, but I thought it worth reposting the list as three separate blogs; hopefully it’ll work better this time…</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/06/black-dirt-oak-wawayanda-patent.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-best-albums-of-2014-halftime-report-part-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:35:37 +0000 John Mulvey 20326 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Best Albums Of 2014: Halftime Report http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-best-albums-of-2014-halftime-report <p>Always a bit of a gamble doing this, to be honest but, since it’s June, I’ve tried to put together a list of my favourite albums of 2014 thus far. Many caveats forthcoming, not least that my slightly ad hoc way of trying to remember what I’ve liked means I’ve almost certainly missed a few things.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/06/benjisunkilmoon.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-best-albums-of-2014-halftime-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:20:31 +0000 John Mulvey 20318 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 21st Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-21st-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>A few headline comebacks in this week’s playlist, and if you scroll down you should be able to hear strong new music from the likes of <strong>Jeff Tweedy, Caribou, David Kilgour</strong> and, though perhaps ‘new’ music might be a misnomer, <strong>Crosby, Stills, Nash &amp; Young</strong>.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/06/index.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-21st-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:38:15 +0000 John Mulvey 20309 at http://www.uncut.co.uk On four albums by Mike Cooper... http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/on-four-albums-by-mike-cooper <p>I must confess that, until very recently, I hadn’t really heard of Mike Cooper; more evidence, I guess, of the apparently boundless reserves of records from the early ‘70s still to be reissued (the Bob Carpenter album, due to be released on No Quarter in the autumn, is another great example I should write about soon).</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/06/mikecooper030614w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/on-four-albums-by-mike-cooper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Thu, 05 Jun 2014 08:55:22 +0000 John Mulvey 20304 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Reviewed: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, "Dereconstructed" http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/reviewed-lee-bains-iii-the-glory-fires-dereconstructed <p>Deep into 2001’s Southern Rock Opera , there’s a point where Patterson Hood produces a mission statement for the Drive-By Truckers – and for an enlightened generation of bands from below the Mason-Dixon line. “You think I'm dumb, maybe not too bright,” he sings, “You wonder how I sleep at night/Proud of the glory, stare down the shame/Duality of the southern thing.”</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/06/leebains080514w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/reviewed-lee-bains-iii-the-glory-fires-dereconstructed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Wed, 04 Jun 2014 08:31:09 +0000 John Mulvey 20298 at http://www.uncut.co.uk "How does it feel to be pathologised?": "The Dylanologists" reviewed http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/how-does-it-feel-to-be-pathologised-the-dylanologists-reviewed <p>How does it feel, to be pathologised? A few of you might wonder as much, picking up with some trepidation <strong>David Kinney</strong>’s “The Dylanologists: Adventures In The Land Of Bob”. For here is a book that purports to expose the eccentricities of <strong>Bob Dylan</strong>’s most obsessive fans, who – imagine! - spend all their money on bootlegs, rarities and ephemera, follow the Neverending Tour around the world, crowd the front rows of his gigs, meticulously work through his lyrics for meaning and echo. Not to be paranoid here, but is Kinney talking about us?</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/06/dylanologists030614w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/how-does-it-feel-to-be-pathologised-the-dylanologists-reviewed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:36:11 +0000 John Mulvey 20296 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 20th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-20th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Emotional times, as this is Allan’s last day as editor of Uncut. Before we get down to that, though, here are the records we’ve been playing in the office this week.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/05/highlife.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-20th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Fri, 30 May 2014 08:35:12 +0000 John Mulvey 20279 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 19th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-19th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>A new office this week, although a good few crates remain. These, though, are the tunes that’ve sensitively assisted our transition. Special props to <strong>Bob Carpenter</strong>’s rediscovered album from ’74, very much kin to “No Other”; to the Mauritanian desert rock of <strong>Noura Mint Seymali</strong>; to the reissue of an old <strong>Imaginary Softwoods</strong> ambient set from <strong>John Elliott</strong>, ex of <strong>Emeralds</strong>; and to the enduring usefulness of <strong>Pye Corner Audio</strong> and <strong>Girma Yifrashewa</strong>.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/05/imaginary-softwoods-spectrolite-album-cover-2014.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-19th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 22 May 2014 09:52:04 +0000 John Mulvey 20256 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 18th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-18th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Scene of some devastation this morning, as we’re surrounded by crates, packing for a move to new offices on the floor below. In haste, then: this has been the soundtrack for throwing out a load of old shit these past few days. Special attention, please, to the tremendous new Pye Corner Audio business…</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/05/unnamed1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-18th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 15 May 2014 08:55:55 +0000 John Mulvey 20212 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Track Premiere: Hiss Golden Messenger's "Brother, Do You Know The Road?" http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/track-premiere-hiss-golden-messengers-brother-do-you-know-the-road <p>Sometimes great songs fall by the wayside, for whatever reason, and over the past year or so it’s felt that <strong>Hiss Golden Messenger</strong>’s “Brother, Do You Know the Road?” might unfortunately be one of those.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/05/hgm130514w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/track-premiere-hiss-golden-messengers-brother-do-you-know-the-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 14 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 John Mulvey 20207 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 17th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-17th-uncut-playlist-of-2014-0 <p>So much good here this time out, after missing a playlist last week for various reasons. Where to start?</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/05/ooioo.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-17th-uncut-playlist-of-2014-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Fri, 09 May 2014 08:43:58 +0000 John Mulvey 20192 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Q&A: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/qa-lee-bains-iii-the-glory-fires <p>A month or so back, I sent <strong>Lee Bains III</strong> a few questions for a Q&amp;A to run alongside my review of the Glory Fires’ “Dereconstructed” in Uncut. Bains’ answers turned out to be more thoughtful, interesting and extensive than pretty much any email interview I’ve previously conducted, so I’m pleased to run them in their entirety here…</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/05/leebains080514w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/qa-lee-bains-iii-the-glory-fires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 08 May 2014 09:19:29 +0000 John Mulvey 20183 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Reviewed! Neil Young, "A Letter Home" http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/reviewed-neil-young-a-letter-home <p>About ten years ago, I had a series of conversations with some people preparing a new edition of Harry Smith’s Anthology Of American Music. Their aim, it seemed, was to take the 84 tracks originally compiled from Smith’s collection of 78s, and subject them to a vigorous digital clean-up. How much better would these songs sound, was their reasoning, if all the grit and static was removed, leaving the performances unsullied and sharp?</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/05/mneilyoungaletterhome630041814.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/reviewed-neil-young-a-letter-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 07 May 2014 09:40:23 +0000 John Mulvey 20178 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 16th Uncut Playlist Of 2014: hear new Neil Young, Jack White and much more... http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-16th-uncut-playlist-of-2014-hear-new-neil-young-jack-white-and-much-more <p>Beyond the Ebay landfill mountains of luminous “Ghostbusters” singles, there were a weird few days this week when it seemed as if no-one had actually located a copy of <strong>Neil Young</strong>’s “A Letter Home” on Record Store Day. After everything, did it actually exist? Had Neil, in his current capricious mood, personally had it removed it from the stockrooms of record stores on Friday night?</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/04/lazaretto3.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-16th-uncut-playlist-of-2014-hear-new-neil-young-jack-white-and-much-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:20:32 +0000 John Mulvey 20143 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 15th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-15th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>One of the books I’ve enjoyed most in the past couple of years is “Pulphead”, a collection of <strong>John Jeremiah Sullivan</strong>’s longform, creative and not always entirely reliable journalism.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/04/leon-russell-life-journey-1024x1024.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-15th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:08:54 +0000 John Mulvey 20104 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 14th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-14th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Bit of a rush in the face of deadlines this morning, but a strange list – not all of it recommended, really – with a notable discovery in <strong>Mike Cooper</strong>, whose early ‘70s albums work well as companion pieces to those of <strong>Michael Chapman</strong>. Anyone who knows his work, and knows more, drop me a line.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/04/artworks-000073805905-qpc5pv-t500x500.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-14th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:54:37 +0000 John Mulvey 20073 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Reviewed: Hurray For The Riff Raff's "Small Town Heroes" http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/reviewed-hurray-for-the-riff-raffs-small-town-heroes <p>To be a fan of Gillian Welch, as many Uncut readers will appreciate, requires an uncommon degree of faithfulness and patience. In 18 years, she has released just five albums; given that the gap between the last one (2011’s The Harrow And The Harvest) and its predecessor (2003’s Soul Journey) ran to eight years, a follow-up may still be some way off.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/04/riffraff040414w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/reviewed-hurray-for-the-riff-raffs-small-town-heroes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:19:53 +0000 John Mulvey 20050 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 13th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-13th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Some highlights to see/hear this week: <strong>Neil Young</strong> playing “Thrasher” for the first time (technically, second time I think) in 36 years; well over an hour of amazing <strong>Can</strong> footage from 1970; the new <strong>Jack White</strong> track; and <strong>Olga Bell</strong>’s album, which seems to suggest that I prefer the <strong>Dirty Projectors</strong>, or at least their spin-offs, when the singing is in Russian.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/04/wysingforestlukeabbott75075090s.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-13th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:26:50 +0000 John Mulvey 20044 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Read the setlist for The Cure's marathon 45-song Royal Albert Hall show http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-cure/read-the-setlist-for-the-cures-marathon-45-song-royal-albert-hall-show-news <p>The Cure repeated their marathon 45-song show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Saturday (March 29), replicating their setlist of the previous night.</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-cure/read-the-setlist-for-the-cures-marathon-45-song-royal-albert-hall-show-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:18:32 +0000 John Mulvey 20028 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 12th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-12th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Lots to get stuck into this week, though I think it’s worth drawing special attention to the superb <strong>William Tyler</strong> EP and, in the week the <strong>Pixies</strong> announce a newish album, a pointedly excellent <strong>Kim Deal</strong> track with <strong>Morgan Nagler</strong>.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/03/william-tyler-lost-colony-608x602.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-12th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:38:33 +0000 John Mulvey 20007 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Sex Pistols, David Bowie and Paul Weller among artists set for exclusive Record Store Day releases http://www.uncut.co.uk/nirvana/sex-pistols-david-bowie-and-paul-weller-among-artists-set-for-exclusive-record-store-day-rel <p>Nirvana, Paul Weller and Oasis are among the artists who have contributed releases to Record Store Day 2014.</p> <p>Paul Weller will release new material on a seven-inch, with the single limited to just 2,500 copies. Meanwhile, Nirvana's 'Pennyroyal Tea' will be released on the same format and Oasis' debut single 'Supersonic' will be re-released on 12-inch. A full list of all of this year's releases can be found on the official Record Store Day website.</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/nirvana/sex-pistols-david-bowie-and-paul-weller-among-artists-set-for-exclusive-record-store-day-rel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:11:47 +0000 John Mulvey 19992 at http://www.uncut.co.uk