Tag: Rough Trade East

  • Stone The Crowes!: It’s The Magpie Salute

    Stone The Crowes!: It’s The Magpie Salute

    The Black Crowes are long gone. It has been three years since they split, ten years since their last album Warpaint and more than twenty years since their commercial peak when despite everyone else playing grunge or Britpop The Black Crowes sold thirty million albums and hit the number one album spot in America with […]

  • Five Things I Saw & Heard This Week

    Five Things I Saw & Heard This Week

    For the kids who Snapchat photos of themselves with a dog’s nose and ears superimposed, or who Instagram their every (doubtless avocado-based) meal, blogging about music may feel about as unfashionable as, well, Facebook. * Although very much the best way to keep on top of new music ten or fifteen years ago with all […]

  • Jen Cloher: An Album Of The Year…

    Jen Cloher: An Album Of The Year…

    Album of the year lists are both a blessing and curse. As a way to demonstrate your discerning taste there are few better ways to impress your friends.  On the other hand, there are fewer more effective ways for your friends to demonstrate how much greater their taste is than yours, and how mundane and […]

  • New Sounds From This Is The Kit: at Rough Trade East

    New Sounds From This Is The Kit: at Rough Trade East

    There are many things to like about This Is The Kit. There’s the relaxed and easy way singer and songwriter Kate Stables has with the audience and her band members, typified by the way she walks onstage in a Jeremy Corbyn t-shirt, slips off her shoes, and stands there in her fawn socks, whilst wrapping […]

  • Parquet Courts – Human Performance at Rough Trade East

    Parquet Courts – Human Performance at Rough Trade East

    It was in the sedate-sounding surroundings of The University of North Texas at a record listening club that one of New York’s noisiest exports was first spawned. Andrew Savage was the host at the grandly titled “Knights of the Round Table” Record Club and there he met Austin Brown, an unassuming fellow music fan, and […]

  • Why You Should Hear The New Courtney Barnett LP…

    Why You Should Hear The New Courtney Barnett LP…

    2015 looks like being a big year for Australian singer songwriter Courtney Barnett, with her laconic, grungy, stream-of-consciousness style attracting strong reviews with debut album “Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit”. Barnett brought a three piece band to Rough Trade last night to launch the album. Barnett has built a good […]

  • Pond Play Rough Trade East to Launch New LP, “Man It Feels Like Space Again”

    Pond Play Rough Trade East to Launch New LP, “Man It Feels Like Space Again”

    Pond played live in London today, in a packed Rough Trade East. Where reasons for delaying the start of a gig are concerned, Pond can now claim to be world class. Axl Rose? A mere amateur excuse-maker compared to Pond, whose legendary reason for delaying their Rough Trade East lunchtime show today for an hour […]

  • The Charlatans Debut Songs From New Album Modern Nature At Rough Trade East

    The Charlatans Debut Songs From New Album Modern Nature At Rough Trade East

    It’s a good thing that Tim Burgess is such a positive, likeable frontman. His band, The Charlatans has experienced great highs, including three number one hit albums, and – whether by design or chance – was an integral part of two important musical scenes in Madchester and Britpop. Songs like 1995’s “Just When You’re Thinking […]

  • Cassettes: A Newbies Guide For Cassette Store Day

    Cassettes: A Newbies Guide For Cassette Store Day

    The exciting prospect of Cassette Store Day has got many of us very excited. Just two years after I sold all my cassettes believing the format to be as relevant as a Phil Collins greatest hits laser disc, here’s a grass-roots movement to try to ensure that, like Gordon Brown selling the UK’s Gold Reserves […]