Articles by John Mulvey http://www.uncut.co.uk/author/john%20mulvey en The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-46th-and-last-playlist-of-2014 <p>Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of 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/2014/12/mie028coversmall.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-46th-and-last-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:40:18 +0000 John Mulvey 21189 at http://www.uncut.co.uk D'Angelo's "Black Messiah": some first thoughts http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/dangelos-black-messiah-some-first-thoughts <p>When Thom Yorke sneaked out his new solo album a few months back, I managed to hold out for 66 hours before writing <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-music-award-2010/reviewed-thom-yorke-tomorrows-modern-boxes" target="_blank">a review of "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes"</a>. Since waking up early yesterday morning to a lot of very excited Americans on my Twitter timeline, I've been playing D'Angelo's "Black Messiah" many times: another rich and complex album that seems fundamentally ill-suited to any kind of snap judgment reviewing.</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/2014/12/dangelo151214w.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/dangelos-black-messiah-some-first-thoughts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:25:44 +0000 John Mulvey 21173 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 45th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-45th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>First off, thanks for all your kind and indulgent comments about my <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-154-best-albums-of-2014-a-very-personal-list" target="_blank">154 best albums of 2014</a> blog; I'm genuinely grateful and touched by the feedback.</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/2014/12/ghostface-killah-36-seasons.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-45th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:14:07 +0000 John Mulvey 21138 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Reviewed: Sun Kil Moon live at St John's, Hackney, London, December 3, 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/reviewed-sun-kil-moon-live-at-st-johns-hackney-london-december-3-2014 <p>Tuesday night, I went to see the War On Drugs guy again. I mention this, in relation to Mark Kozelek and Sun Kil Moon's Hackney show, because Kozelek doesn't stop mentioning it himself for much of the two and a half hour show; a show which, by the by, is one of the very best and certainly most surprising I've ever seen him play.</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/2014/12/sunkilmoon220114w.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-sun-kil-moon-live-at-st-johns-hackney-london-december-3-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:10:59 +0000 John Mulvey 21137 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 154 Best Albums Of 2014 (A very personal list...) http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-154-best-albums-of-2014-a-very-personal-list <p>Hey, here are my 154 favourite albums of 2014. As usual, I haven't aimed for a fixed number; just listed everything, in a loose order, that I've enjoyed these past 12 months.</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/2014/12/albumscomp011214w.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-154-best-albums-of-2014-a-very-personal-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:13:01 +0000 John Mulvey 21117 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 44th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-44th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>To Cargo, earlier this week, for what I think might have been one of my favourite gigs of the year. I wrote about <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/xylouris-white-rhyton-and-what-i-did-on-my-holidays" target="_blank">Xylouris White and their "Goats" album</a> a few weeks ago, but even that excellent record was scant preparation for Jim White and George Xylouris' incandescent live show.</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/2014/11/xw-by-by-manolis-mathioudakis.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-44th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:32:44 +0000 John Mulvey 21101 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Inside The New Uncut… The Best Albums Of 2014! http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/inside-the-new-uncut-the-best-albums-of-2014 <p>At some point in October, I started receiving emails from record labels and publicists about their Tips For 2015. A new year loomed, distantly, and with it the annual music business imperative to embrace a tranche of new artists. Around the same time, the 2014 Mercury Prize hoopla culminated with a victory for the Scottish hip hop act, Young Fathers, and their "Dead" album, one of seven debuts in the shortlist of 12.</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/2014/11/janspreads241114w.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-the-best-albums-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:51:58 +0000 John Mulvey 21092 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 43rd Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-43rd-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Very taken with Africa Express' version of "In C", by Terry Riley, this week. I have a few takes on the piece (50 years old this month, incidentally), the latest being one by Portishead's Adrian Utley from a couple of years back, though I still probably default to what I think is the original recording from '68.</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/2014/11/07a88035.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-43rd-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:08:50 +0000 John Mulvey 21073 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Father, The Sun And The Holy Ghost… An interview with Hiss Golden Messenger http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-father-the-sun-and-the-holy-ghost-an-interview-with-hiss-golden-messeng <p>One bright Sunday morning, MC Taylor is driving through his patch of North Carolina, past New Hope Creek and the Eno River, over the Chatham County Line and the James Taylor Bridge in Chapel Hill, near the Haw River and the valley that he has meditated upon in song these past few years. Through apparently endless forests, Taylor's destination is Saralyn, a kind of hippy settlement just outside of Pittsboro.</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/2014/11/hgm181114w.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-father-the-sun-and-the-holy-ghost-an-interview-with-hiss-golden-messeng" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:20:45 +0000 John Mulvey 21066 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Introducing… Paul McCartney: The Ultimate Music Guide http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/introducing-paul-mccartney-the-ultimate-music-guide <p>On April 18, 1970, an unusual dispatch from Paul McCartney appeared in the NME. Instead of participating in a normal interview, McCartney had sent the UK media a printed statement, in which he (or, at least, a shadowy enabler at Apple) asked the questions as well as supplying the answers. A delicate situation, he believed, needed to be micromanaged with extreme care.</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/2014/11/umgmacca171114w.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-paul-mccartney-the-ultimate-music-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:28:02 +0000 John Mulvey 21062 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 42nd Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-42nd-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>I guess, since Uncut's end-of-year issue goes to the printers today, we should formally declare open season on Best Of 2014 speculation, if you're that way inclined. Our writers' charts fished up 401 new albums from the year worth voting for, and coalesced into a pretty eclectic Top 75, 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/2014/11/121114leapofdeathw.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-42nd-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:04:42 +0000 John Mulvey 21046 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Sunken Treasure: on Wilco's 20th anniversary, Alpha Mike Foxtrot and What's Your 20? http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/sunken-treasure-on-wilcos-20th-anniversary-alpha-mike-foxtrot-and-whats-you <p>Around the turn of the millennium, Jeff Tweedy merrily nurtured a reputation as a contrarian. How best could a man, sanctified as the archetype of what was once called alt-country, confound his fans? With antsy powerpop? Radio static? Fifteen-minute ambient noise jams? The recruitment of a fiendish avant-jazzer to take over on lead guitar? A song for a Spongebob Squarepants movie?</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/2014/11/101114wilcow.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/sunken-treasure-on-wilcos-20th-anniversary-alpha-mike-foxtrot-and-whats-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:28:12 +0000 John Mulvey 21033 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 41st Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-41st-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>In haste this week, as we're finishing our end-of-year review issue and our next Ultimate Music Guide (on Paul McCartney, I can reveal), I've just completed writing up an interview with one of 2014's key figures, and I have a review of this 4CD Wilco retrospective to file as soon as possible.</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/2014/11/mansionsongs.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-41st-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:39:49 +0000 John Mulvey 21024 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Xylouris White, Rhyton, and what I did on my holidays… http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/xylouris-white-rhyton-and-what-i-did-on-my-holidays <p>While the <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/magazine/december-2014" target="_blank">latest issue of Uncut</a> was turning up in the UK last week, I was a long way from “Basement Tapes” frenzy, on holiday in Athens. I saw all the classical sites, accidentally walked into both a Tino Sehgal performance piece and a NATO delegation, and also, true to form, found time to do a little record shopping.</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/2014/11/mulvblog031114w.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/xylouris-white-rhyton-and-what-i-did-on-my-holidays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 04 Nov 2014 10:19:08 +0000 John Mulvey 21014 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 40th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-40th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>A glut of very exciting 2015 music this week, but before you get to that, maybe check out the Milton Nascimento track below which, as KidVinil Vinil pointed out in the comments section beneath <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-39th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">last week's Uncut Playlist</a>, is worth comparing with David Bowie's "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)".</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/2014/10/sleater.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-40th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:20:43 +0000 John Mulvey 20974 at http://www.uncut.co.uk A garage rock round-up: Ty Segall! Meatbodies! Wand! King Gizzard! Cool Ghouls! http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/a-garage-rock-round-up-ty-segall-meatbodies-wand-king-gizzard-cool-ghouls <p>By its very nature, garage rock can be a trashy, erratic business - inevitable given the unbridled spontaneity it privileges. One of the many amazing things about Ty Segall and the ever-expanding circle of artists around him, however, is how they've found a way of adding consistency to the volatile mix of productivity and excitement.</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/2014/10/meatbodies201014w.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/a-garage-rock-round-up-ty-segall-meatbodies-wand-king-gizzard-cool-ghouls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:14:43 +0000 John Mulvey 20952 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 39th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-39th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>A lot to get through here, but I'm indebted once more to the resource that is <a href="http://www.nyctaper.com" title="www.nyctaper.com">www.nyctaper.com</a>, who this week have posted two amazing live sets by Steve Gunn and Ryley Walker. Elsewhere, there's a new Waterboys track to check out, plus something from the Rhyton LP I listed last week, more Greek-tinged jams from Jim White and George Xylouris, and our stream of the great Bruce Langhorne "Hired Hand" soundtrack. I like the new Bowie song, 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/2014/10/the-waterboys-modern-blues-2015-2014-636-promo.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-39th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:35:55 +0000 John Mulvey 20942 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Steve Gunn, "Way Out Weather"/Nathan Bowles, "Nansemond" http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/steve-gunn-way-out-weathernathan-bowles-nansemond <p>How does a questing psychedelic guitarist transform themselves into a classic singer-songwriter? By compromising, in many cases. Steve Gunn, however, is managing the transition with uncanny elegance. Maybe you've already heard the latest album from this languidly prolific Brooklyn guitarist: it's called "Way Out Weather", and it's just out on the Paradise Of Bachelors 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/2014/10/141014stevegunnw.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/steve-gunn-way-out-weathernathan-bowles-nansemond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:10:18 +0000 John Mulvey 20927 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 38th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-38th-uncut-playlist-of-2014-0 <p>Listening dominated by The Necks this week, and a couple of sets I bought from them at the show on Monday night (<a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/reviewed-the-necks-at-london-cafe-oto-october-6-2014" target="_blank">Read my review of The Necks live at Café Oto here…</a>). But as you'll see, some significant action elsewhere on the playlist. Play ball!</p> <p><strong>Follow me on Twitter</strong>: <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JohnRMulvey" title="www.twitter.com/JohnRMulvey">www.twitter.com/JohnRMulvey</a></p> <p>1 Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes (Bittorrent!)</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/2014/10/rhyton-kykeon-cover-381-1500.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-38th-uncut-playlist-of-2014-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:42:45 +0000 John Mulvey 20909 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Reviewed! Frazey Ford, "Indian Ocean" http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/reviewed-frazey-ford-indian-ocean <p>As is the brutal way with deadlines on monthly magazines, yesterday afternoon I had to send out a request to all of Uncut's writers for their albums of the year lists, so that we can start the long and meticulous process of compiling a Best Of 2014 chart.</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/2014/10/81e5f4fne1lsl1500.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-frazey-ford-indian-ocean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:36:58 +0000 John Mulvey 20898 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Reviewed! The Necks at London Cafe Oto, October 6, 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/reviewed-the-necks-at-london-cafe-oto-october-6-2014 <p>I hadn't planned to write about the Necks show last night: plenty of other things to do; a review of Frazey Ford's album ready to publish; a sense that, after <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-necks-live-london-cafe-oto-november-4-2013" target="_blank">my previous reviews of The Necks</a>, I didn't have much else to say.</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/2014/10/img0410.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-the-necks-at-london-cafe-oto-october-6-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:37:45 +0000 John Mulvey 20896 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 37th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-37th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>A bit frustrating this week, since I can't really talk about a couple of the most significant musical arrivals here, due to record label embargoes and so forth. Sorry, as ever, about the teasing: I'll reveal more as soon as I can.</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/2014/10/105166428386837394894182044751662229773986n.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-37th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:03:51 +0000 John Mulvey 20883 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Introducing… Elvis Costello: The Ultimate Music Guide http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/introducing-elvis-costello-the-ultimate-music-guide <p>In June 1977, Allan Jones of the Melody Maker took a familiar route to the offices of Stiff Records in West London. His appointment, that day, was with a notably irascible young singer-songwriter from Hounslow. In the course of a frequently startling interview, the man who had chosen to call himself Elvis Costello railed against pretty much everything he could think of, beginning a sequence of encounters that would be among the sharpest and most volatile to appear in the music press over the next few years.</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/2014/09/costellocover290914w.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-elvis-costello-the-ultimate-music-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:24:38 +0000 John Mulvey 20867 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Reviewed! Thom Yorke, "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes" http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-music-award-2010/reviewed-thom-yorke-tomorrows-modern-boxes <p>Instant albums do not, as a rule, encourage reflection. There is surprise, sometimes indignation, a social media flame war, a lot of static about delivery systems. Once the 38 minutes of, say, Thom Yorke's "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes" have passed, it can all suddenly be over. What happens next?</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/2014/09/yorke.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-music-award-2010/reviewed-thom-yorke-tomorrows-modern-boxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:07:26 +0000 John Mulvey 20848 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 36th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-36th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>No point in messing about this week: scroll down to hear new music from, among others, Neil Young, Cool Ghouls, Bryan Ferry, Frazey Ford, Kendrick Lamar, Joan Shelley and the extremely promising D.D. Dumbo, plus a couple of amazing full gigs from Hiss Golden Messenger and a Purling Hiss/Spacin' supersession, both courtesy of the invaluable <a href="http://www.nyctaper.com" title="www.nyctaper.com">www.nyctaper.com</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/2014/09/a134583432310.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-36th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:34:38 +0000 John Mulvey 20838 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Inside this month's new Uncut… http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/inside-this-months-new-uncut <p>A month, perhaps, of surprises. On the rather intimidating new Scott Walker and Sunn O))) album, there appears to be a joke about Michael Flatley's testicles. Somewhere in the elevated aesthetics of Kate Bush's Before The Dawn, there's an equally dubious comedy routine that hinges on the punchline, "HP and mayo, it's the badger's nadgers." And then, just as we were finishing the new issue of Uncut (out today in the UK, as you may have seen), a U2 album suddenly materialised in iTunes, a bullish play to reassert them as the biggest pop group in the world.</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/2014/09/230914novissuew.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-this-months-new-uncut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:53:02 +0000 John Mulvey 20826 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 35th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-35th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Weird serendipities aplenty this week: versions of "O, Death" on two albums I downloaded one after another, by Mike &amp; Cara Gangloff and Bessie Jones; dovetailing into Sea Island overlap between Jones and Loscil. It makes for a nice blurring between time and genre with, say, the Gangloffs using esoteric strategies to achieve a similar kind of transcendence that Jones and the Georgia Sea Island Singers reach through more orthodox, albeit uncommonly raw, Gospel routes in these Lomax recordings from the early '60s.</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/2014/09/emego202.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-35th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:14:27 +0000 John Mulvey 20800 at http://www.uncut.co.uk "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye": Cosimo Matassa 1926-2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/kiss-tomorrow-goodbye-cosimo-matassa-1926-2014 <p>Among my post last week, I received a nice care package from Ace Records that included one quite weird Duke Ellington album ("My People"); Volume 3 of their "Where Country Meets Soul" series (I cannot recommend Ralph ''Soul'' Jackson's version of ''Jambalaya'' highly enough); and, maybe best of all, "Cracking The Cosimo Code", a collection of extraordinary music originating from Cosimo Matassa's New Orleans studio in the 1960s.</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/2014/09/150914matassaw.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/kiss-tomorrow-goodbye-cosimo-matassa-1926-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:51:05 +0000 John Mulvey 20788 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 34th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-34th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Thanks for all the nice feedback about the <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/one-way-to-make-a-duck-salute-an-enigma-returns " target="_blank">Liam Hayes/Plush piece</a> I wrote earlier in the week. Lots of other good new arrivals in the list here, and you could do worse than start off by listening to the Cool Ghouls from San Francisco, especially if you're interested in the Allah-Las, the Ty Segall axis, Nuggets ad nauseam and so 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/2014/09/meatbodiescoverart-608x620.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-34th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:37:52 +0000 John Mulvey 20778 at http://www.uncut.co.uk "One way to make a duck salute!" An enigma returns… http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/one-way-to-make-a-duck-salute-an-enigma-returns <p>I received an email last week from an old college friend, with a link to the Souncloud page of Liam Hayes &amp; Plush, and an amused/irate message along the lines of, "One of your two jobs in life was meant to be to flag me when he releases anything/makes any move out of his lair."</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/2014/09/plush080914w.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/one-way-to-make-a-duck-salute-an-enigma-returns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:42:57 +0000 John Mulvey 20752 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 33rd Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-33rd-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>After <a href=" http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-return-of-the-aphex-twin-and-caustic-window" target="_blank">my blog about the Aphex Twin</a> the other week, it's a real pleasure to embed the first leaked track from "Syro" this morning. It's called "minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]", and I think it's excellent.</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/2014/09/bonnie-prince-billy-singers-grave.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-33rd-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Fri, 05 Sep 2014 08:54:05 +0000 John Mulvey 20743 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Some more thoughts on Kate Bush and Alice Gerrard http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/some-more-thoughts-on-kate-bush-and-alice-gerrard-0 <p>On Sunday, Kate Bush inadvertently staged a one-woman assault on the British charts. This week, 11 records in the Official UK Albums Chart are by Bush – not bad, really, for a woman who has only really released nine new studio albums in the past 36 years.</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/2014/09/katebush020914w.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/some-more-thoughts-on-kate-bush-and-alice-gerrard-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:38:38 +0000 John Mulvey 20728 at http://www.uncut.co.uk 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" width="630" height="300" /> </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