This morning I took a detour on the way to the office, up to 30 St Mary Annexe in the City Of London. Or The Gherkin, as it's better known. Outside the front entrance were a row of press photographers and smartly-dressed City types all eagerly snapping shots of death metal band, Unfathomable Ruin. I … Continue reading Box Sized DIE – suffocating death metal bands in the name of art
Last Tuesday, I pitched up at The Roundhouse in London for the first ever live recording of The CMU Podcast. It was a little nerve-wracking doing the show for the first time, with really no idea how it was going to turn out. But thankfully all went well. We had a great audience, and my … Continue reading The CMU Podcast: Live – Episode 1
Back in 2011, my colleague Chris Cooke and I started presenting a weekly, and later monthly podcast discussing the latest news and trends in the music industry. We always had a break over the summer, due to Chris being up in Edinburgh for the whole of August, working on Edinburgh Festival magazine ThreeWeeks. But last … Continue reading The CMU Podcast is back… live!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKBpq8te6MY J-pop group Perfume played their first ever UK show in London last month, and I reviewed it for MTV 81. Have a read here, and watch the amazing projection mapping section of the show (as performed a few days earlier in Cannes) above.
Hey, so here's a post I've been meaning to write for ages. I thought I might never get around to it, but given that Tumblr is about to be driven into the ground by Yahoo!*, now seems like as good a time as any to point out that I have another blog on there too. … Continue reading Tumblr
Last week I was very exciting to have the opportunity to see Japanese popstar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu perform live in London. I wrote an article about it for MTV Japan's English-language website, MTV 81, which you can read here.And if you've not yet acquainted yourself with her 2011 single 'PonPonPon', get on and do that … Continue reading Kyary Pamyu Pamyu live report for MTV Japan
It's the end of the year. A time of reflection. A time of lists. Who hasn't made a list of something or other, eh? Not me, that's who. In that I have made a list. A playlist of my favourite tracks of 2012 (or at least some of them). It's quite long, but there are … Continue reading Tracks of 2012 playlist