Stuart McPhee


I Was Told There’d Be Cake

Full-time writer, part-time maker of dioramas, New Yorker Sloane Crosley has released a collection of her witty essays entitled I Was Told There’d Be Cake. Recounting tales of plastic pony … Read more


Teddy Thompson’s In My Arms

Teddy Thompson’s fourth album is the reason why I have been ignoring this year’s other new releases. A Piece Of What You Need is teeming with sophisticated pop tunes, such … Read more


Nine Inch Nails’ The Slip

Until recently Trent Reznor has been the Terrence Malick of music. Now he is releasing albums like it is nobody’s business. And free ones at that.


New York’s PS22 Chorus

A dedicated music teacher leads 70 enthusiastic Year 5 public school kids from New York City in the hope of promoting what is great about the Arts in the education … Read more


Rudely Interrupted

Every artist has a selling point, from Pete Doherty (smackhead) to 50 Cent (bullet-proof) and even Train (blandness). What separates them from the William Hung’s of this world is that … Read more



Having called it a day back in 2001 and with no back catalogue available anymore, this fine underrated Aussie band is very quickly being forgotten about and it is high … Read more


Sanna Annukka

Like most people, I first locked eyes on Sanna Annukka’s beautiful designs when British band Keane commissioned her to create the artwork for their second album ‘Under The Iron Sea’. … Read more

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