Track by Track: ‘Necessary Appliances’ by Asylums


Asylums are fast becoming my favourite new band. Well, they have been around for a couple of years, but their debut album Killer Brain Waves was out under two months ago and it is pretty (read very) awesome. I have been listening to it for a few days and I loved it instantly, which does not happen that often.

This is a track from that. Enjoy!


Since regular live music is good for your health… or well being or whatever…


According to this article, I should a very happy chickie over the next few months.

When I was in my teens and early twenties I used to go to gigs religiously. It was definitely part of my social life and a very regular occurrence. I think after a few years of that I got ‘gigged out’ and went but rarely in my mid to late twenties and early thirties. That seems an extraordinary thing to me now. I remember some gigs from that down time, seeing The Charlatans, Sigur Ros (twice), The Vines, The Hives, Goldfrapp and I guess a few more, but that was about it. I don’t count going to see Kylie Minogue, as that was a favour to a friend! 😉 Oh and I saw Oasis at Wembley a few weeks before they split, which me and my better half decided to go to for nostalgia’s sake.

I have missed out so much by not so much as checking gig listings, as I was living in London and I could have gone to see music pretty much every week if I had been so inclined! But no, for some reason I was not engaging in that way. Odd..

However with all sorts of band returning to my repaired radar and indeed surprising my radar, my live music intake is improving!

With We Are Scientists, Yak, Hidden Charms, Ash and randomly Jose Gonzalez on the agenda, I will be fine the next few months. I should be walking around with a permanent smile on my face!


Track by Track: ‘Boys That Sing’ by Viola Beach


I had to. Hats off to Chris Martin and the rest of Coldplay for choosing to play this song at Glastonbury on Sunday. It was an incredibly beautiful gesture.

Great song as well, by the way. Love the pace of it and it just makes me want to sing along and stamp my feet! A great loss… That’s for sure…

Anyway, this is the video Coldplay used in their performance: