New Music August/September

The latest short reviews setting the UK's regional press on fire:   Black Delta Movement                  Preservation      8/10 Anyone with an ear for honest-to-God rock’n’roll won’t fail to be knocked sideways by this infectious collection of barnstormers. Of the many influences worn brazenly on the Hull-based group's sleeves, there’s a clear Jesus & Mary Chain/… Continue reading New Music August/September

Boaking Heads – The HULL: ENGLISH Dictionary A-C

The city of Kingston Upon Hull is famous for three things: pattie butties, white telephone boxes and derelict buildings that burn down in mysterious circumstances.   It’s also home to a dialect that’s unusual even for Yorkshire. If you’re planning a visit to last year’s City of Culture, or you’re about to be sent to… Continue reading Boaking Heads – The HULL: ENGLISH Dictionary A-C

Eleanor Tomlinson – Tales from Home

Lame heard beauty: Poldark’s Eleanor Tomlinson is following the well-established if not entirely auspicious showbiz tradition of actors releasing covers albums just in time for father’s day. Tales From Home does at least have the distinction of an uncommonly tasteful selection of tracks, including new versions of Gordon Lightfoot’s If You Could Read My Mind,… Continue reading Eleanor Tomlinson – Tales from Home