Recommended Read: Donny Jackal by Paul Matts

It’s 1978, and young Donald Jackson is stuck in a dead-end job and in a dead-end town. But Donald is invigorated by the punk music revolution that is sweeping the country and he dreams of being the singer in a punk rock band. When a local band’s vocalist dies, Donald has his chance … Paul…

MAELSTROM by ELISA FLYNN

Elisa Flynn is a musical and visual artist, known for her literary, historical and supernatural references and powerful vocals. Her sound, which has evolved and changed over the years, now follows a path towards a more electronic-based sound, especially with the Maelstrom single. Her layered vocals, guitars, synth loops and electronic drums lean towards her interest in…

The Golden Age of Punk Memoirs by K A Laity

We’re in something of a golden age for memoirs from the women who rode the waves of punk and so-called New Wave or post-punk or whatever. Women who rock; women who rule. I think maybe I first caught that wave with Viv Albertine’s Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys. A founding member…

Saved by the Soundtrack by K A Laity

I will probably never get over the feeling of missing out that comes from growing up in the hinterlands, far from where all the cool things start—even if that was never really true. But the big cities famed in song and story seem to be where everything breaks. I do recall the evening news spending…

Elton Motello vs Plastic Bertrand

Elton Motello was the pseudonym of singer- songwriter Alan Ward who released the single ‘Jet Boy, Jet Girl’ on the Belgian record label Pinball in 1977. The exact same backing track was simultaneously used by the Belgian performer Plastic Bertrand – which was a pseudonym of musician, songwriter, producer, editor and television presenter Roger François…

Gerry and The Holograms

Manchester post-punk band Gerry and The Holograms – CP Lee and John Scott – released their debut single Meet The Dissidents on Absurd Records in 1979. The ‘theme song’ – ‘Gerry and The Holograms‘ – clearly served as a blueprint for New Order‘s mega-hit Blue Monday, though neither band seems to have admitted to this!…

YATES AND YOUNG EP SPLINTERS DUE FOR RELEASE 27.09.19

YATES AND YOUNG EP SPLINTERS DUE FOR RELEASE 27.09.19 SINGLE and MUSIC VIDEO‘WHERE ARE WE NOW’ 20.09.19  New Peter Yates (Fields Of The Nephilim)  5 track EP collaboration with Jo Beth Young (RISE) Peter Yates (Fields Of The Nephilim) releases a new EP of progressive, deeply atmospheric, dark and beautiful tracks in collaboration with Jo…