Little Song for the Day of the Sun

I’m moving. In summer. Which is fun! New city, new Michael, right? Maybe. Bristol still feels like a new city to me – there’s definitely loads to discover, even after a couple of years here. Actually yes, there’s LOADS I want to do while I’m still here. I haven’t been to a gig at the… Continue reading Little Song for the Day of the Sun

Things of Feather, Flight and Bone

It's that time of year! No, not that one. It's the time when the hours of daylight have narrowed,  when to stay warm it's necessary to chain-drink tea, and in the south-west of England at least the forecast ranges from 'heavy showers' to 'light showers'. I need inspiration, otherwise the urge to hibernate will become… Continue reading Things of Feather, Flight and Bone

Call Upon Some Saints’ Assistance

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Good day, friends, It's been a long time... probably... since I was last in touch. The world is a strange place, and while several parts of it are in disarray or literally on fire, among the things that seem to have become comparatively inconsequential is music. More music, new music. As you probably know, that… Continue reading Call Upon Some Saints’ Assistance

Did You Say that Life Could be Better? Wye Oak – The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs

It’s a kaleidoscope of widescreen keyboards, arpeggiators and drums, into which axewoman Jenn Wasner injects high-voltage bliss at perfectly judged moments. Several points on the album made me inwardly conclude 'ah, this is what music should be'.