Mike Barnes

Mike Barnes  |  Feb 27, 2023  |  0 comments
This month we review: Robert Coyne, Kitten Pyramid, Unkle Bob and Josephine Oniyama.
Mike Barnes  |  Jan 27, 2023  |  0 comments
This month we review: Arctic Monkeys, Pete Astor, Fractal Sextet and Jack Hues & The Quartet.
Mike Barnes  |  Jan 03, 2023  |  0 comments
For their groundbreaking sophomore album, the West London-based 'space rock' masters doubled down on the electronic audio effects, moved beyond the live jam feel of their free concerts, and invited fans to join them as they set out on a voyage to the stars...

Musicians' fascination with space, and their attempts to evoke its unfathomable vastness in sound, dates back at least as far as Ancient Greece. It was Pythagoras who developed the concept of Music Of The Spheres, a theoretical cosmic harmony produced by the movement of the planets and stars that could translate into music.

Mike Barnes  |  Dec 29, 2022  |  0 comments
This month we review: Clutch, Robyn Hitchcock, Pixies and PVA.
Mike Barnes  |  Dec 06, 2022  |  0 comments
Psychedelic rockers? Punks? Flag-bearers for the New Wave? This fourth album from the UK quartet proved they could be all of the above and now ranks as one of their best, even if it meant their regular producer would walk away, saying they were 'losing it'

In 1976 The Stranglers were a fixture on the pub rock circuit and were also in at the very start of punk, supporting The Ramones on their historic first UK date in July that year. But while they developed in parallel to this new wave in music and were certainly associated with it, they didn't really fit in.

Mike Barnes  |  Nov 29, 2022  |  0 comments
This month we review: Bonny Light Horseman, The Beths, Motorpsycho and William Orbit.
Mike Barnes  |  Oct 31, 2022  |  0 comments
This month we review: Working Men's Club, Tim Bowness, Breathless and Martin Courtney.
Mike Barnes  |  Oct 04, 2022  |  0 comments
Featuring original songs 'I Walk The Line' and 'Folsom Prison Blues', the 1957 debut album from the American singer laid the first foundations for a near 50-year career as The Man In Black. Not bad for a 25-year-old former vacuum cleaner salesman...

One of the legends of American music, Johnny Cash's place in the record industry was hard-won. Born in 1932 in Kingsland in rural Arkansas, he grew up picking cotton on his father's farm and graduated to working on a car assembly line, before eventually joining the US air force in 1950 and serving in Germany as a radio operator at Landsberg airbase.

Mike Barnes  |  Sep 27, 2022  |  0 comments
This month we review: Sun's Signature, The Dream Syndicate, Pure Reason Revolution and Shearwater.
Mike Barnes  |  Aug 29, 2022  |  0 comments
This month we review: The Black Keys, Church Of The Cosmic Skull, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Gary Lucas & Peter Willems.