Articles by John Mulvey http://www.uncut.co.uk/author/John%20Mulvey en 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 Campaign to turn Kurt Cobain's childhood home into a museum launched http://www.uncut.co.uk/nirvana/campaign-to-turn-kurt-cobains-childhood-home-into-a-museum-launched-news <p>A campaign has been launched to raise money to turn Kurt Cobain's childhood home into a museum.</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/nirvana/campaign-to-turn-kurt-cobains-childhood-home-into-a-museum-launched-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:01:36 +0000 John Mulvey 19990 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 11th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-11th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>After a very long wait, the second album on <strong>Matthew E White</strong>’s Spacebomb label has turned up… and it may not be quite what most of you would have envisaged…</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/sparrow.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-11th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:40:04 +0000 John Mulvey 19983 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Kiss' Gene Simmons says hip-hop artists have no place in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame http://www.uncut.co.uk/kiss/kiss-gene-simmons-says-hip-hop-artists-have-no-place-in-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-news <p>Gene Simmons of rockers Kiss has spoken out about his frustration with rap and hip-hop artists being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/kiss/kiss-gene-simmons-says-hip-hop-artists-have-no-place-in-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:48:10 +0000 John Mulvey 19974 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Raconteurs reunion with Jack White 'off the table', says Brendan Benson http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-raconteurs/raconteurs-reunion-with-jack-white-off-the-table-says-brendan-benson-news <p>Brendan Benson has said that any potential reunion of The Raconteurs is "off the table."</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-raconteurs/raconteurs-reunion-with-jack-white-off-the-table-says-brendan-benson-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:44:40 +0000 John Mulvey 19973 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Rolling Stones cancel tour date after death of L'Wren Scott http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-rolling-stones/the-rolling-stones-cancel-tour-date-after-death-of-lwren-scott-news <p>The Rolling Stones have cancelled the first date of their Australian tour after the death of Mick Jaggar's girlfriend, the US fashion designer L'Wren Scott.</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-rolling-stones/the-rolling-stones-cancel-tour-date-after-death-of-lwren-scott-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:41:47 +0000 John Mulvey 19972 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Tenth Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-tenth-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>I’ve alluded a few times in recent weeks to the excellence of the forthcoming “Spiderland” boxset, and especially to the <strong>Lance Bangs</strong> documentary, “Breadcrumb Trail”, which it contains. “Breadcrumb Trail” tells the odd, low-key, long-obfuscated tale of <strong>Slint</strong>, revealing much without entirely dismantling the band’s mystique, and focusing on the band’s drummer <strong>Britt Walford</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/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/wild-mercury-sound/the-tenth-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:20:59 +0000 John Mulvey 19949 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Ninth Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-ninth-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Being a bit of a broken record here: a proliferation of <strong>Hurray For The Riff Raff</strong> albums this week, since I’m writing a review of the fantastic “Small Town Heroes” at the moment. Plenty of new stuff as well, though, at least some of it recommended, with strong reference to <strong>Toumani Diabaté</strong> and his son <strong>Sidiki</strong>’s kora duets, and to the tantalising extract from a <strong>Fennesz</strong> album that’s being explicitly pitched as the follow-up to “Endless Summer”…</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/fenneszb-cs-650x650.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-ninth-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:59:40 +0000 John Mulvey 19925 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Q&A: Real Estate http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/qa-real-estate <p>One of the things I wrote in the new issue of Uncut (<a href=" http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-new-uncut-revealed-david-bowie-peter-gabriel-johnny-cash-bruce-springst" target="_blank">full details here</a>) is a longish review of the new <strong>Real Estate</strong> album, which is out today, I think.</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/realestateatlas.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-real-estate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:08:56 +0000 John Mulvey 19913 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Eighth Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-eighth-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Another song this week from what’s rapidly shaping up to be one of my favourite 2014 albums, <strong>Hurray For The Riff-Raff</strong>’s “Small Town Heroes”. Have a look, too, at the trailer for <strong>Lance Bangs’ Slint</strong> documentary, “Breadcrumb Trail”, which is the music film I’ve enjoyed most since the <strong>Source Family</strong> doc.</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/2014/02/91q-k9o2wsl-sl1500-1391806645.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-eighth-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:55:42 +0000 John Mulvey 19895 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Seventh Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-seventh-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>For a while this week, it looked like I might be able to post a playlist entirely consisting of new entries, at least until I got dragged back into playing the <strong>Ryley Walker</strong>. But hey, look at all this, not least the clip of <strong>Shirley Collins</strong>’ first live performance in 30 years, which just showed up.</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/2014/02/3c8a7d82.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-seventh-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:50:55 +0000 John Mulvey 19849 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Sixth Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-sixth-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Another one of the annoying redacted albums uncovered this week, in the shape of <strong>Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks</strong>, on the first few listens possibly superior to the last <strong>Animal Collective</strong> set. I wish you could hear more of <strong>Angel Deradoorian</strong> on it, though: her “Mind Raft” EP from a few years back is maybe my favourite release from the extended <strong>Dirty Projectors</strong> collective.</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/2014/02/howlin-rain-live.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-sixth-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:06:20 +0000 John Mulvey 19820 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Bill Callahan, London Royal Festival Hall, February 8, 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/bill-callahan-london-royal-festival-hall-february-8-2014 <p>Something like two decades ago, when I was Features Editor of NME and making some pragmatic decisions involving coverage of second and third-tier Britpop bands, I had a kind of argument with Laurence Bell, the owner of the Domino label.</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/2014/02/billcallahan070313w.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/bill-callahan-london-royal-festival-hall-february-8-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:17:20 +0000 John Mulvey 19811 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Moustache combs, long-ass rice and Nefertiti’s Fjord… The strange hinterland of Parks And Recreation http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/moustache-combs-long-ass-rice-and-nefertiti-s-fjord-the-strange-hinterland-o <p>Nick Offerman, a 43-year-old actor with a splendid moustache and a key role in what might currently be America’s best sitcom, is an interesting guy. Last year, he wrote and starred in a video for the mediocre LA indie-punk band Fidlar, in which he goes on an extended urinating spree.</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/2014/02/parks070214w.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/moustache-combs-long-ass-rice-and-nefertiti-s-fjord-the-strange-hinterland-o" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:53:03 +0000 John Mulvey 19804 at http://www.uncut.co.uk